Why are cricket legends on the back foot when faced with corruption?
With reference to Rajdeep Sardesai’s article How the mighty fall (Beyond The Bite, May 31), it is true that the silence of the game’s legends with respect to the spot-fixing scandal has hurt the sentiments of cricket enthusiasts. Not just budding cricketers, cricket fans too look to these stalwarts for their views on events that affect the credibility of the game. It is this passion that makes one wonder why there is so much negativity surrounding the game and why our role models have failed to raise their voices against it.
Bal Govind, Noida
Eyeing business and talking Tokyo
With reference to the editorial Right time to look at Tokyo (Our Take, May 30), the recent display of bonhomie between Japan and India on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Tokyo is commendable. It is in the interest of both countries to strengthen their strategic and economic relations. Japan, with its huge cash reserve and advanced technology, can do more than just help India speed up its various projects. It can also help create new employment opportunities. A resurgent Japan will surely help develop India’s military and defence sector.
Agam Dhingra, Delhi
No hasty decision on Telangana
With reference to the report Jolt for Congress as two Andhra MPs join TRS, May 31), the Telangana movement is being directed by disgruntled politicians who seem more concerned about their political fortunes than the welfare of the Telangana’s people. Good governance does not depend on the size of a state, but on enlightened political and administrative leadership. The Centre must consider the larger interests of the nation and not act out of political expediency. It should take an unequivocal stand and reject the demand for a separate state of Telangana.
G Ramachandran, Mumbai