It’s time to wait and watch, now that Raja has been arrested
This refers to the report CBI picks up Raja, DMK set to drop him (February 3). Former telecom minister A Raja was arrested, thanks to the efforts of the Supreme Court, combined with the pressure exerted by the media in airing the outrage felt by the public. A certain disenchantment was setting in, given that the CBI is mostly seen as acting at the behest of the government. Now, we should observe how the prosecution proceeds. The stakes are loaded against the Congress and the DMK and it would be interesting to observe how the government punishes those who benefited.
Bapu Satyanarayana, Mysore
A saint walked among us
With reference to Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s article Such a long journey (Incidentally, January 29), it is mind-blowing to know how Mahatma Gandhiji grieved after meeting the refugees just before his assassination. That he felt that what had happened was the bidding of God and not the instigation of any individual indicates his commitment as a personality. Gandhiji felt for every section of society. Every word uttered by him was a testament to his faith in secularism, non-violence and God, which made him a true saint.
AS Malhotra, Delhi
Sixty-three years after his death, we need to evaluate Gandhi’s influence in today’s world and society. One can read hundreds of jibes and insulting comments on Gandhi, even around the time of his death anniversary. But there is hardly any serious discussion on the Mahatma. As the world grapples with its numerous problems, there is a need to follow the Gandhian principle of non-violence, otherwise we may end up destroying ourselves. It is unfortunate that we are losing our compassion for our brethren, our country and other countries.
PS Pradeep, Sagar