Different strokes for different folks
In Two cases, four thoughts (Counterpoint, August 5), Vir Sanghvi wrote about the hypocritical attitude of both the masses and the media. People can be excused for their ingrained ignorance, but a similar stance by the media is beyond comprehension. It is another story that our jails provide people with shelter, clothing, food and healthcare. This is more than what the majority of poor Indians get. Are we not looking at a mockery of our system under which cases linger for decades on end?
Balvinder Singh, via e-mail
Vir Sanghvi clearly explained the intricacies of two different cases, those of Sanjay Dutt and Mohammed Haneef. The cases have different backgrounds and their verdicts have been different. The way Mr Sanghvi has differentiated pan-Islamic terrorism and the 1993 Bombay blasts is remarkable.
Asif Patel, Mumbai
Vir Sanghvi rightly analysed that Indians think more about the well-being of others than setting their own house in order. We are in the habit of picking on others even if they make small mistakes, but do not like to be criticised for our blunders. We must change our attitude, because when one points out one finger towards another, the remaining fingers point to oneself.
GK Arora, Delhi
Safer in her hands?
Karan Thapar, in Ten questions for Kiran Bedi (August 5), tried to prove that Bedi did not deserve to be Delhi’s Commissioner of Police. I wish Thapar had mentioned that Bedi is an honest and dedicated woman. Most women in India would have felt safer with Bedi as Commissioner. Ours is a country where the system is such that one is forced to tolerate all manner of wrongs. Maybe Bedi is also a victim of the same.
Nisha Bala Tyagi, Delhi
Karan Thapar exposed the hollowness of Kiran Bedi’s recent outburst at having been superseded. It shows how some people have an amazing knack of cultivating an impeccable image in the public eye while their murky dealings remain shrouded in secrecy.
Subhashish Chattopadhyay, Mumbai
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