With reference to Abhishek Singhvi’s article Common wealth squandered (October 31), Delhi will lose its urban history if the government decides to pull down historical buildings and destroy greenery in the name of development. Delhiites are proud of architecture like that of the Princes Park. So the motto should be conservation, and not destruction of the common heritage.
It is the proximity to the seat of power that helped Singhvi get both the LG and the CM on the line and then present it as responsive governance. But what about the aam aadmi whose loved ones get killed on Delhi roads daily? Is human life less important than trees, and only VIPs to be protected using public money?
The Maoists have gone mad and massacred dozens of innocent people in Jharkhand. The central and the state governments are not trying to negotiate with them to resolve the problem. The Chief Minister must work with the Centre to arrive at the right solution.
Md Tanweer Alam
How green was my city
Rahul Sharma in Wah Taj (October 30) reflects the sad condition of our tourism. If the government is unable to maintain it, hand it over to some NGOs. We can take a lesson or two from Chandigarh, the city of greenery.
The English handicap
Mrinal Pande in A forked tongue policy (October 31) points out the apathy associated with non-English speaking students. I knew many students in my school days who were handicapped by their lack of English language skills though they were good in other subjects. English is an international language. The government should ensure that those who can’t afford convent education have access to English language classes in school.