I don’t agree with Soumya Bhattacharya’s argument in Vision 20/20 (September 17) that 20/20 is not cricket. I think it’s better than the one-day format. In this age, nobody has time to watch a five-day or even a one-day game. If you look at all kinds of sports, all of them get over between five and 150 minutes. People lose interest if the game continues for too long. Games should change with the changing times.
Raghav, via e-mail
Apropos of Pankaj Vohra’s article For the people, all the people (September 17), although we boast of being a secular State and take pride in the freedom of religious faith and worship, most governments and political parties since Independence have mixed religion with politics. Ours has been an approach of appeasement for vested vote-bank interests. Instead of putting effort and investment into education, health and infrastructure, we waste our energy and resources on arguments about mythology.
Ved Guliani, Hissar
The controversial affidavit on the Sethusamudram project filed by the Centre in the Supreme Court has upset the entire nation. Great harm has been done to the very precept of secularism and the plural ethos of India. One feels sad that today’s politicians are invoking the name of Rama or are denying his existence, only for electoral benefits.
RK Malhotra, Delhi
The murder of an engineering student of Aligarh Muslim University sparked off violence and arson on the campus. This is the third killing on campus since April and it shows how vulnerable innocent students are there. The authorities should take concrete steps to prevent such gruesome incidents in future.
Nafees Ahmad, Delhi
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