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india Updated: Nov 22, 2011 23:04 IST

Rahul Dravid is a better batsman than many of his colleagues
This refers to Rajdeep Sardesai's wonderful article A Brick in the Wall (Beyond The Bite, November 18). No matter what critics say, Rahul Dravid's statistics prove that he's been the Indian team's mainstay for years and thanks to him, the team has won many matches despite being in difficult situations. It's a pity that some of his more popular colleagues have not been able to do the same for the country. A good player, like Dravid, contributes to his team's win even under difficult situations and statistical glory is incidental for him. But, unfortunately, there are some players in the Indian team who only think about their personal records.
AR Chowdhury, via email

As you sow so shall you reap
With reference to the report House arrest, BJP to boycott Chidambaram (November 22), the Congress should not be surprised by this move because they are the ones who started the trend by boycotting George Fernandes in Parliament. The real losers of these adjournments would be the people because there are 31 important bills pending in the House. Add to these the 23 bills that are supposed to be introduced in the winter session. All political parties should sit down and find a way out of this mess.
Ajay Kumar, via email

A positive turn at 60
With reference to the editorial Retir-ement benefits (The Pundit, November 22), speed dating is a wonderful and path-breaking initiative. Such gatherings should be organised in other Indian cities too. There is no reason why such relationships should not get societal sanction. Like young people, the elderly should also get a chance to enjoy life and be with partners of their choice, especially when geriatric care is almost non-existent in the country.
S Bhargava, via email