Manmohan Singh should give more respect to the position he holds
With regard to the report Manmohan wants Rahul for PM (September 8), it is sad to see the way the prime minister is cajoling a reluctant Rahul Gandhi every now and then to take on a bigger role in the government. Ever since Congress president Sonia Gandhi listened to her ‘inner voice’ and paved the way for Singh to become PM, Singh has been acting as a caretaker of the position he holds, ready to offer it to Rahul at any given point. This gives an impression that the PM is being subservient to the party chief and the first family and this is not good for the position he occupies.
-- Manish Garg, Noida
Blame our politicians and ourselves for the present economic mess
This is with reference to Don’t wait for a helping hand (Out Take, September 9). We shouldn’t blame anyone but ourselves for the present mess because while riding high on economic growth for more than a decade or so we discouraged infrastructure development, export and domestic industry. Instead, we encouraged imports that were harmful for our economy. This along with corruption, red-tape and shortsightedness brought us to the sorry state that we find ourselves in at present. Even now, when we are in dire straits, our politicians are refusing to take corrective action. Their profligate ways will worsen the stagflation and current account deficit further.
-- Ravi Vats, via email
Add a science section to boost the refreshed Hindustan Times
With regard to Your paper just hit the refresh button (September 9), it is a delight to see the refreshed version of the Hindustan Times. It would be good, however, if there was a exclusive section dedicated to science and scientific research. This could be a part of HT World or an entire page. A lot of academic and research institutes would be interested in such a section and it would increase the value of the daily edition tremendously. With the business section also being part of the main paper now, what the reader would want is a look at the scientific developments in India and from around the world.
-- Adarsh Vatsa, via email