Vikram Sood in Saving Pakistan from Pakistan (January 30) has correctly analysed the turbulent situation in the country’s tribal belt comprising Waziristan, Baluchistan and North West Frontier Province. In these areas, tribal warlords are just marking their time to declare independence from Pakistan. Of course, Talibans and al-Qaeda ably help them.
Prem Prakash, via e-mail
Learn from ‘Metroman’
My congratulations to both CNN-IBN and the Hindustan Times for making Delhi Metro chief E. Sreedharan the ‘Indian of the Year’. Companies like D.S. Constructions, which has built the new Delhi-Gurgaon highway, should learn from him about how to design and complete a project within stipulated time. They completed the National Highway No. 8 project in January 2008, when the target date was December 2005.
GB Pillai, Delhi
Apropos of Ramachandra Guha’s article His faith, our faith (January 30), the vow that Mahatma Gandhi had us take in 1919 should also be observed by all religions. This can forge cordial relations between religions, whether in India or anywhere in the world. Though all religions emphasise the same principles, yet more and more people are being killed in the name of religions across the world.
RK Malhotra, Delhi
Ramachandra Guha’s analysis was a masterpiece and should be read by all Indians. I hope the principles for which Gandhiji lived and died won’t be forgotten by today’s politicians.
N Nagarajan, via e-mail
Shah Rukh Khan is trying to shrug off his responsibilities towards society. He even challenges the law by giving false statements to get a clean chit for smoking in public place. If people of his stature behave like this, then don’t blame the common man for ignoring his societal duties.
Devesh Tewary, via e-mail