Winston Churchill's fears about independent India have come true
Khushwant Singh's article Incredible nation (With Malice Towards One and All, October 15) is very informative. It's disheartening that present-day Indian politicians have made Winston Churchill's fears about independent India come true. Today, as Churchill had predicted more than six decades ago, power has gone into the hands of rogues, politicians are fighting among themselves for power and India is lost in political squabbles. The country's image in the world is taking a severe beating thanks to the various scams in which several of our politicians are allegedly involved.
Tarlok Singh, via email
A bitter taste in our mouths
This refers to the editorial Coach before engine (The Pundit, October 18). Instead of setting up multi-cuisine restaurants in several railway stations, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) should try to resolve the existing problems that passengers face. Most of the stations are dirty, staff members do not cooperate with passengers and the less said about the food served in trains, the better.
Rajan Kalia, via email
The IAC must go beyond exposés
This refers to the editorial Move beyond the theatrics (Our Take, October 19). Though one must laud Arvind Kejriwal and his India Against Corruption (IAC) team for spreading awareness among the masses on the issue of corruption, the truth is that exposing corrupt netas alone won't change the system, which is rotten to the core. India has been suffering from corruption for more than six decades now. Kejriwal should formulate policies for his yet-to-be-named party at the earliest to convince critics that he has a definite vision for the country.
Bikash Choudhury, Bhubaneswar
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