With reference to the report CBI raids Spectrum Raja, kin, key aides (December 9), the CBI raids are aimed at silencing the Opposition, which is questioning the government's inaction on corruption. Former telecom minister A Raja and his aides got enough time to cover their tracks. The Congress should stop fooling people.
Bapu Satyanarayana, Anand
The Congress seems more concerned about appeasing the DMK to save the government than meeting the constitutional demands for justice. The government wants people to believe that the accused kept documents and other evidence of their misdeeds ready for the CBI months after they committed their crimes.
Ved Guliani, Hisar
The two facets of the media
Pratik Kanjilal in The more leaks the better (Speakeasy, December 4) raises a valid point that in a democracy, people's right to information is more important than the State's right to secrecy and the individual's right to privacy. The media should be free and fair. If we uproot venality from the system, a majority of journalists would be jobless. It's tough to stop politicians and businessmen from influencing the media. So, the onus of upholding media values lies solely on journalists.
Balram Misra, Ghaziabad
There is an interesting contradiction between the latest WikiLeaks expose and Radiagate. While both reveal shocking truths, they also show two different sides of journalism. While WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has become a symbol of bold journalism, the senior Indian journalists involved in Radiagate have been reduced to the level of puppets in the hands of a few powerful individuals. While Assange has exposed corruption and hypocrisy in the system, Radiagate has brought to light the rot in the media.
Vistaar Juneja, Delhi
Weigh all the writes and wrongs
The Human Resource Development ministry's proposal of a common entrance test (CET) for engineering and medicine is path-breaking (Doing write by the students, December 8). Before letting it fall flat, the government should debate the proposal and take into account the views of students, parents and the teaching community. India's aversion to change should not let a novel move go to waste. Our education system is in need of radical changes and the CET is one of them.
HL Dhawan, via email
The proposal should be carefully deliberated, as it will affect the careers of millions of students. The HRD ministry has rightly observed that physics and chemistry are common subjects to both the medicine and engineering streams. But there is a big difference in their application in both fields.
Ankita Agrawal, Bhopal
Words won't counter terrorism
This refers to the editorial Anti-terror incognita (Our Take, December 9). It's easy to condemn a terrorist attack but not enough to ensure that it doesn't recur. People know that the government has expressed its concern over the Varanasi bomb blast, but they want to know its strategy to root out terrorism from India for good.
Arvind Bhatia, Delhi
It's not fine till it's all fine
With reference to the report Fines imposed to enforce lane driving (December 8), before the Delhi traffic police get down to teaching Delhiites lane driving, it should ensure lane markings on all roads are visible and correct.
Ajith Kumar, Delhi