Let's not put a spin on Randiv's no-ball, he must be punished
This refers to Anand Vasu's article Gentleman's game, my foot (Big Picture, August 18). Vasu's views were way off the mark. Of the many reputed cricketers, Vasu quoted former cricketer Ajay Jadeja who till recently was involved in a match-fixing scandal. While it's true that cricket has been plagued by controversies, it's incorrect to support offenders like Sri Lankan spinner Suraj Randiv and his team-mates who motivated the spinner to bowl a no-ball, thereby denying Virender Sehwag a well- deserved century. He must be punished to ensure no one else repeats this in the future.
Raj Bhatia, via email
A dance of democracies
Timothy J. Roemer's article We're in this together (August 18) was well-argued. He rightly analysed that bonhomie between India and America will not only benefit the governments and people of the two nations but will also help promote global security. There is no doubt that a partnership between the world's largest democracy and the world's most powerful democracy will go a long way in curbing global terrorism.
Sapan Garg, Noida
Pay now for past sins
This refers to Pankaj Vohra's article Subtext of Arjun's Bhopal text (Between Us, August 16). Singh and his flimsy justification for Warren Anderson's escape from India in 1984 cast doubts on the political acumen of former PM Rajiv Gandhi. Singh's statement did not absolve Gandhi. Instead, it raised questions about his authority as the head of the government. Rather than raking up the past, it would be better to focus on the UPA government's plans to compensate the Bhopal victims.
Anil Upadhyay, via email