The UPA must tone down its rhetoric and get on with the job
This refers to the editorial The time for words is past (Our Take, August 13). The time has come for the UPA government to move from politically measured conjectures and platitudes to action. The government can no longer brush aside the fact that several research agencies, including Moody's Analytics have downgraded India's growth estimate. It needs to introduce major reforms on a priority basis to improve the deteriorating investment climate. The government must also keep in mind that its ability to respond to the economic crisis will decide whether the electorate will vote it back to power or not.
Ashok Goswami, Mumbai
It's time to change the game
This refers to the editorial The power of ones (The Pundit, August 13). Though India has achieved its biggest ever Olympic haul of six medals, it needs to be realised that we won medals only in individual events and not team ones. This achievement underlines the fact that our country really needs to focus more on individual sports like boxing, wrestling and athletics. It is appalling that we are either celebrating cricket's success or lamenting hockey's failure. It's time we stop sporting agencies from turning into sinecures for retired politicians.
RK Malhotra, Delhi
Start questioning to learn better
This refers to Rukmini Banerji's article A lesson in learning (August 13). Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say the cat died nobly. These words of Arnold Edinborough underline that in a classroom asking question is more important than merely dictating answers. Only by posing questions can a student really understand a concept and only by encouraging inquiry-based learning can a teacher really teach.
Ramesh Sinha, via email