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Steeling themselves for the Big Picture

india Updated: Feb 11, 2007 01:32 IST

This refers to Two Men of Steel (Counterpoint, February 4). Vir Sanghvi may not be surprised by the Tatas taking over Corus, but everyone knows that it has been the toughest and roughest road ever travelled by Ratan Tata. This deal is anything but cheap, so only time will tell whether he has done the right thing or not.

Bal Govind, Bareilly


Ratan Tata and Lakshmi Mittal cannot be compared. Ratan Tata’s professional approach is unique, and he is not only senior in age but also industrial ethics. But we are proud of our two giants of steel for enhancing India’s stature.

Prof AL Agarwal, New Delhi


Jamsetji Tata had once said, “If you cannot make it greater, at least preserve it. Do not let things slide. Go on doing my work and increasing it, but if you cannot, do not lose what we have already done.” Today, Ratan Tata has made history and fulfilled that dream.

HC Nainwal, Uttarakhand

With reservations

Sharad Yadav wrote in Fits perfectly into 9th Schedule (Guest Column, 4 February) that independent India’s rulers have failed to reform the judicial system and improve the lot of the poor. But he forgets that equality among all citizens is the basic structure of the Constitution and ‘reservations’constitute a departure from that policy. That is why the “makers of the Constitution” had set a time limit for reservations.

Dr LR Sharma, on email

Truth of the matter

This refers to Karan Thapar’s Sunday Sentiments (How Nathuram Godse died, 4 February). Thanks for revealing the facts of execution of Godse and Apte, which resemble the execution of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev by the British.

Yogesh Dewan, Ludhiana

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