In business, the West should not chop and change
With reference to the article Got the chop (The Dialogue, August 13), both New York Senator Charles Schumer's 'chop shop' comment on Indian IT firms and the recent revision of the H-1 visa fees should be an eye-opener for India Inc. Leading Indian firms like Infosys and Wipro should make their clients in the First World countries like America and Britain realise that doing business is a two-way street and that their condescension towards our employees is unreasonable. It's also important to make critics like Schumer realise that there's more to India than just call centres.
Janaki Narayanan, via email
More in the dark than before
With reference to Pankaj Vohra's article Subtext of Arjun's Bhopal text (Between Us, August 16), senior Congress leader Arjun Singh's recent statement in Parliament on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy is unconvincing. By blaming the then Home Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and giving a clean chit to the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for the escape of then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, Singh is trying to mislead the people. From his statement, it appears that the Rajiv Gandhi government was unaware of the state governments' policies and decisions, which is untrue.
Dev Gulati, via email
Spreading himself too thin
It's heartening that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to oversee the Commonwealth Games' preparations (PM takes charge of Games, clips Kalmadi's wings, August 15). But what about other national crises that require his attention? The situation in Kashmir is getting out of hand and so is the problem of insurgency in Chhattisgarh. The price rise is giving a tough time to the common man and corruption has tarnished the nation's reputation.
Sarat Kumar, via email