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india Updated: Jun 23, 2011 20:55 IST

UPA's top three are rarely heard, but for us hearing is believing
Rajdeep Sardesai in his article Behind a smokescreen (Beyond the Bite, June 17) rightly points out that the three most-powerful leaders of UPA 2 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Rahul Gandhi should not remain silent on vital national issues and entrust the the job of interacting with the public only to the party's spokespersons. Many a time these spokespersons are responsible for issuing confusing and contradictory statements. We expect the PM and the Congress general secretary to express their views on important matters facing the country.
PK Srivastava, via email

Don't worry about the dragon
John Lee's article Missing the woods for the trees (June 22) is a good summary of the balanced relationship that Australia is pursuing with China. Rather than getting worried about Australia's trading strategy with China, India should try to make our environment more conducive for Indo-Australian trade.
Sapan Garg, via email

A long walk to nowhere
In Just window dressing (June 20) Amrit Dhillon correctly points out that Indian women need protection against violence. In fact, several incidents have shown that women are not safe even in their own homes. Just organising or participating in the SlutWalk will not change the ground situation.
Komal Gupta, Delhi