Tackle terror head-on
Neelesh Misra’s article Lest we forget (February 5) aptly reflects the State’s warped mindset when it comes to fighting terror. Deliberate political inaction over addressing the menace has only aggravated it. Whether it is the Parliament attack or the IC-814 hijacking, the kingpins of these heinous acts continue to roam free in Pakistan. Terrorism will continue to bleed our country as long as our policy-makers think that terror can be fought democratically.
Ramesh Manvati, via e-mail
In spite of having a whooping Rs 90,000 crore defence budget, we have failed to curb terrorism and violence. This has happened because our government does not deal with these issues proactively. At least, the citizens of the country should not forget these dreadful acts and stand united against the perpetrators.
Shailendra Singh, Indore
Reach out to the poor
Amit Baruah’s article Two-nation theory (February 6) managed to touch the heart. But it was full of clichés. Instead of dwelling on what is already known, the author should have given some ideas on bridging the gap between India and Bharat.
Anuraga Jha, Bihar
It is terrible to see young children begging on the streets of Delhi. It just shows the indifference of the educated middle and upper classes towards less-privileged people. Why don’t they spare some of their wealth and time for the downtrodden? India shining is a myth and will remain one as long as one-quarter of the people are forced to live on less than one dollar a day.
Akshat Goel, Indonesia
Leave Sania alone
Apropos of the editorial An unseemly racquet (February 6), Sania Mirza has done the country proud by winning laurels at national and international tennis tournaments. Instead of lauding her achievements, every action of hers is subjected to scrutiny. It would be wise to leave her alone so that she can concentrate on her game and continue to do India proud.
Ranjana Manchanda, via e-mail