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india Updated: Aug 31, 2010 22:05 IST

The gentleman's game is little more than a money spinner now
With reference to the report Sin at cricket's Mecca? (August 30), the 'gentleman's game' has become big business these days, and it's a pity that scandals like match-fixing continue to mar the game's entertainment potential, while breaking the hearts of fans across the globe. The International Cricket Council and national cricket boards need to put their heads together to devise a way to restore the game's glory. India's name is being dragged through the mud again. It's time our investigative agencies stepped in to set the record straight or identify those involved.
Syed Khaja, Delhi

Not in step with the dragon
The editorial Dancing with two left feet (Our Take, August 30) made a valid argument. But China continues to undermine bilateral relations. It has systematically pursued a policy of aggravation, given its recalcitrance on granting visas to Indian officials, its questionable statements regarding the status of Arunachal Pradesh, and the building of secret tunnels in Gilgit and Baltistan with the connivance of Pakistan. It's time to get assertive. The government's denial of visas and putting Sino-Indian defence ties on hold are steps in the right direction.
H.N. Ramakrishna, via email

A unique access card
Reetika Khera's article Not all that unique (August 30) is a timely reminder of the need to build safeguards against the pitfalls of the unique identification (UID) scheme. Imagine the drop in paperwork if every child has an identity card, providing it with a key to open the doors to a host of social security measures.
Harish Bhatia, via email