For the country to progress, Bharat and India must converge
This refers to Gopalkrishna Gandhi's article Dangerous dichotomy (Incide-ntally, July 28). Our country has seen immense growth over the last few dec-ades. However, its fruits have not been fairly distributed between the rural and urban population of the country. Appa-llingly, those who had access kept on extracting more than their entitlement. Unless this thirst for more is checked and the available benefits are more fairly distributed, Maruti-like violence will continue to affect industrial units in the country. The vision of a developed India can only be realised when rural and urban India converge.
DS Arora, via email
It's a grim reality that with every passing day the gap between the rich and the poor is widening. It is this skewed income and wealth distribution that is generating discontent and anger among the economically weaker sections. What we witnessed at the Maruti-Suzuki's Manesar plant was class conflict as defined by Karl Marx. However, it's still not too late for the UPA government to act and ensure the fair, just and equitable sharing of society's wealth.
Manish Chandra, via email
New FM has a lot on his plate
This refers to the editorial Time to junk the status quo (Our Take, August 2). It is quite a relief to see a reform-oriented P Chidambaram back in the North Block. However, his third stint as the finance minister is an acid test for him. From allaying investors' fears to introducing big-ticket reforms, including FDI in retail, that could not see the light of day for want of political consensus, he has a lot on his plate.
Ramesh Sinha, via email