Take action to stop the cut-copy-paste culture
With reference to Karan Thapar’s Today, honesty is a diminishing virtue (Sunday Sentiments, September 15), the job of a journalist is very tough. To stay on top of the job one has to follow all the rules and at the same time get news before anyone else does.
Some journalists, however, do not have any qualms about breaking the rules and don’t respect the effort put in by other journalists. This trend is on the rise due to stiff competition among TV news channels and newspapers. The authorities concerned must take action against such unprofessional journalists who bring disrepute to the profession. As mentioned in the article, by giving due credit to the source, no newspaper loses its credibility.
Subhash Vaid, via email
Akhilesh has failed UP
This refers to Not even trying to govern (Chanakya, September 15). The landslide victory of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh opened the doors of opportunity for Mulayam Singh Yadav. In an over-ambitious and selfish move, Mulayam handed over the reins of UP to his son Akhilesh Yadav, a novice in politics and administration.
With a father like Mulayam heading the party and many senior partymen holding command, Akhilesh has not been able to carve out a place for himself in UP politics. The riots in Muzaffarnagar, where innocent lives were lost and thousands fled their homes, puts a question mark over his capabilities. He has failed in protecting the people who voted his party to power.
CP Chinda, Delhi
Akhilesh Yadav is acting in the most irresponsible manner in matters concerning the governing of Uttar Pradesh. Under his watch, the state has become more dangerous and corrupt than ever before. The time has come for him to approach the situation in a different manner and not follow the guidance of his father and other senior leaders.
When Akhilesh was made chief minister, there were a lot of expectations that this young leader would make Uttar Pradesh progressive. Instead, the situation has deteriorated since he has taken charge. He should get out of his comfort zone and work for the uplift of the state.
Rajan Kalia, via email
Give more space for letters
The new design for Sunday Reflections in Hindustan Times is reader-friendly and gives the page a facelift. However, a drawback is that the space for the letters in the page has been drastically reduced. Feedback is an essential component for any good newspaper.
Ashok Ghosh, Kolkata