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india Updated: Sep 14, 2011 02:22 IST

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Prices are rising every day as quality of life is falling

The recent increase in milk prices comes as a surprise to the common man who’s already struggling to make both ends meet (Mother Dairy: Prices revised, September 11). The rate at which the prices of essential commodities are increasing is astounding. Neither the central nor the Delhi government seems to be taking measures to keep these prices under check. It appears that the day is not far when only the rich will be able to afford milk and vegetables.

CP Hariharan, via email

Flying in the face of reason

The editorial CAGed by its contradictions (Our Take, September 12) rightly points out that the aviation ministry needs to prioritise the commercial interests of the taxpayer-funded carrier. Though the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) audit of Air India will help the airline make necessary changes in its policies, it’s wrong on the CAG’s part to make suggestions to the government on how to manage the airline. It is not the CAG’s job to advise the Cabinet on decision-making.

Janaki Narayanan, via email

Wheels of personal ambition

This refers to the editorial Steeling himself again (The Pundit, September 12). BJP leader LK Advani’s proposed rath yatra is just a publicity stunt. It’s his last attempt at realising his dream of becoming prime minister. The yatra is inspired by Anna Hazare’s fast. Advani is trying to cash in on the opportunity and use the issue of corruption to further his personal interest. He would have earned more respect if he had instead requested his party’s president to remove all BJP MPs and MLAs who are facing corruption charges.

Ashok Goswami, via email