No recent precedent suggests that MSD must give up India’s captaincy
With reference to the editorial Not in the spirit of the game (Our Take, June 5), MS Dhoni seems to be in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Either it was Dhoni’s naivety that led to a conflict of interest or his blind faith in N Srinivasan that has led him into trouble. Considering the fact that former ministers Pawan Bansal and Ashwani Kumar, and Srinivasan all chose to stick to their seats despite the allegations against them, expecting the Indian captain to resign only to clear his name might be too much to ask.
Ashok Kumar, via email
Need to correct the trust deficit
Salman Khurshid in Unless ye be judged (June 3) seems a little unclear all the way through. If the UPA government had taken decisions in the interest of the public, their ministers could have perhaps been trusted, but the unearthing of numerous scams during the government’s tenure has tainted its image to a large extent. Setting up an institution like the lokpal has started to seem essential. We must ensure that malpractices are not allowed to become the norm and that a system of checks and balances is finally put in place.
Ishwar C Gupta, Delhi
In the marketplace of education
Sitaram Yechury in Shopping for education (Left Hand Drive, June 4) argues that the introduction of the four-year graduation programme by Delhi University is an indirect invitation to western countries who all seem to want to control the supply chain of India’s higher education. In this present global scenario, however, it becomes impossible to conceive of growth in India without the cooperation of the West. With entrepreneurship skills now being inculcated, students can now begin to conform to the market’s needs.
Devender Kumar, via email