Take a chapter from Premji’s book, let’s do things write
With reference to the editorial The fine art of giving (Our Take, December 4), Wipro Ltd. chief Azim Premji’s recent decision to donate Rs 8,846 crore to the philanthropic trust he controls will go a long way towards improving the state of education in India. Though they have the resources, it seems that Indian industrialists are unaware of the ways to give back to society. Premji’s charity will, hopefully, encourage many more businessmen to follow in his footsteps.
SK Shah, Delhi
Numbers don’t tell the real story
With reference to the report Food inflation falls to single digit (December 3), the government's claim of having tackled food inflation is misleading, as people continue to reel under the price rise. The problem will be resolved for good only when the Centre revises its policies on grain management and storage. Also, the Reserve Bank of India, which has been increasing interest rates on various loans, should be sensitive towards the aam aadmi and his problems.
G Abhishek, via email
Rely on merit, not support
This refers to the report Sarkozy backs India for UNSC, top N-club (December 5). After US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged support to India for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. This is because Sarkozy, like Obama, wants to sign various business deals with India, which will benefit France. Thus, India shouldn’t read too much into his supporting our nomination. India should not rely on other nations’ support. It should prove its worth and earn the UNSC membership.
Raghubir Singh, Pune