With governance at an all-time low, the rupee hits new lows
With reference to the report Re at all-time low of 53.23, govt can only wait and watch (December 14), though the crisis in international financial markets is affecting the rupee, the faulty policies of the government are also responsible for foreign investors pulling out of the Indian market. With the government focused on the lokpal issue and the elections in UP, the rupee’s downward slide and further crippling of the economy seem round the corner.
Gulshan Kumar, Delhi
Long on talk, short on action
This refers to the report Food bill stuck as Cabinet seeks time (December 14). The UPA keeps trumpeting its achievements with regard to the Right to Education and Right to Food legislations. But the government doesn’t seem to be prepared to meet the needs of the people. If the government thinks no aggrieved person will move the court to get redressal, it is mistaken.
Ramamurthy Natarajan, via email
A taste of things to come
In his article Unpalatable truths (Democracy Wall, December 13), Harsh Mander reveals the true picture behind community langars. Langars are contributory community gatherings, meant to keep the flock together and inculcate a sense of brotherhood. The government should partner with the religious institutes, who are experienced in feeding large numbers of people, if it wishes to address the problem of urban poverty and hunger.
KB Singh, via email
They must keep pace with change
I fully agree with Sagarika Ghose’s views in Our time starts now (Bloody Mary, December 14) that political parties should change their mindsets in order to develop India. People’s participation in this regard is of utmost importance.
Mohinder Singh, Delhi