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india Updated: Aug 08, 2011 22:06 IST

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Now, let's hear Sheila Dikshit's account of the CWG fiasco
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India's (CAG) report clearly holds Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh guilty for appointing Suresh Kalmadi as the chief of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee (CAG report tabled, Sheila, PMO face flak, August 6). It's surprising that the media — and civil society activists — didn't object to the irregularities during the run-up to the CWG. But now that the report has been tabled, the Delhi police should arrest Dikshit and recover the taxpayers' money.
Manjula Pal, Delhi

Doing a slow burn for nothing
The editorial Nudge, nudge, hoodwink (Our Take, August 6) rightly suggests that burning the government's version of the Lokpal Bill doesn't amount to an insult to Parliament. The UPA is making baseless allegations against Anna Hazare and other activists and trying to discredit them. It is disappointing that the Cabinet did not consider civil society's recommendations while finalising the draft bill.
Manorma Dadhwal, via email

Not getting it write anymore
In his article Postcards on the edge (August 5), Charles Simic aptly highlights the decline in postcard writing. Modern means of communication, which include social networking, email and SMS, have taken over conventional means of communications like letter writing and phone calls. This shows that while we have learnt to express our innermost feelings through typing, we are slowly forgetting the art of writing.
Himanshu Gauniyal, Roorkee