It's too early to predict how Paul Ryan will affect the US elections
The editorial Giving voters a clear choice (Our Take, August 14) states that Mitt Romney's naming Paul Ryan as the vice-president candidate of the Republicans will give American voters a black-and-white choice on the economic policies of their next government. But it's too early to comment on how his nomination will affect the outcome of the polls, as not much is known about Ryan. A lot depends on what he has to offer to the voters, which will become clear from his speeches in the coming days.
Radhe Shyam, via email
Be clear on the nuclear issue
Sitaram Yechury in On a bad power trip (Left Hand Drive, August 14) rightly states that the UPA is pushing for nuclear energy without carefully evaluating the pros and cons. Not only is nuclear power costlier than other alternatives, it also poses many risks to the people who live around nuclear plants. It seems that the government is concerned more about safeguarding the interests of foreign companies than it is about the safety of its own people.
Gulshan Kumar, via email
A happy ending for India in London
Wrestler Sushil Kumar's winning a silver medal on the last day of the recently concluded London Olympics has given every Indian reason to be happy (Sportsmen never get satisfied, August 14). Congratulations to Kumar who has made history by being the only Indian so far to have won two medals in consecutive Olympics. We also appreciate the efforts of all those who have been working hard with Kumar for years. India is also proud of all its athletes who went to London, irrespective of whether they won a medal or not, as participating in the Olympics is a feat in itself.
Ripu Singh, via email