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india Updated: May 08, 2012 23:57 IST
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Lalu was funny once, now his quips are routinely falling flat
This refers to the report Nitish attacked over Modi handshake (May 7). RJD chief Lalu Prasad's criticism of his political arch rival, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, is in bad taste. He has no right to question Kumar's secular credentials just because he shook hands with Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi at a conference on the National Counter Terrorism Centre recently. It seems that Prasad is either trying to make a mountain out of a molehill or he is no longer as witty and funny as he used to be.
Taposh Bhattacharya, Bhopal

DU should learn to go by the book
In No course correction (May 7), Shobhit Mahajan blames the administration for most of the problems that plague Delhi University colleges, but he doesn't write even a word against the non-performing teaching staff. It could be true that marks in the semester system are inflated to demonstrate the superiority of the system. But what about the professors who award high marks to students in internal assessment for no rhyme or reason? Does the university take any action against those professors who do not submit the monthly attendance report? It’s important to weed out such problems from the DU's system before introducing new programmes.
DR Gulati, via email

Weigh in on the side of girls
With reference to Aamir Khan's article Daughters are precious (May 7), a cha-nge in the mindset of people towards the girl child will go a long way towards decreasing crimes against women. Our society can't progress as long as girls are deemed 'unwanted' and a 'burden' on their families.
Vinod Gupta, Springfield, US