With reference to Sitaram Yechury’s Emperor’s old clothes (April 12), from a feudal monarchy and dynasty, what emerged was not India but a truncated nation. We should put the records straight and appreciate the fact that India has emerged as a modern State.
Yechury’s article comes at an appropriate time when divisive forces are trying to fragment our democratic and secular State on caste and community lines. Everyone should come forward to protect the nation from any hatred and communal tensions which are being promoted by our political parties at election time.
Great leap backward
With reference to Abhishek Singhvi’s article Revise reservations (April 12), I don’t understand why the government is pushing for inequality in education in higher institutions. Eventually, meritorious students will be assessed by mediocre teachers.
Only a negligent government that does not believe in investing in primary and secondary education comes up with ideas such as reservation at the university level in the name of equality.
Not President material
Sagarika Ghose’s article Song sung blue (April 13) was thought-provoking. The way people reacted to Narayana Murthy’s comments is understandable, but the hue and cry made by politicians should be ignored.
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