Politicians must stop holding the nation's growth to ransom
This refers to Ashok Malik's article The new compradors (September 4). India's trade relations with China are crucial to bilateral relations and, therefore, New Delhi should be wary of its new business associates. Though India is in the same league as China, a lack of political will to introduce big-ticket reforms is holding us back. As the Parliament stalemate continues, it is likely that many crucial bills will not see the light of day in this monsoon session. It's high time our politicians stop holding the nation's growth to ransom.
P Saravana Durai, Mumbai
Lend a helping hand to students
This refers to the editorial Don't shut the door on them (Our Take, September 3). It is appalling that not much has been done by the government to help Indian students facing deportation from Britain after the immigration authority revoked the London Metro-politan University's licence to admit or teach anyone from outside the European Union. The ministry of overseas Indian affairs along with other non-EU nations must take up the matter with the authorities concerned to ensure that genuine students are not wrongly penalised.
Rajan Kalia, via email
GAAR's delay will benefit FIIs
This refers to the editorial Not setting the bar too high (Our Take, September 4). The General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) is meant to tax untaxed speculative practices in the stock market and favour the government which is obsessed with foreign institutional investors' (FIIs) inflow. It is surprising that what was considered good for the economy a couple of months ago is now seen as a stumbling block and thus deferred. GAAR's deferment will only benefit the FIIs who mainly speculate in the Indian stock market and deserve to be taxed.
N Ramamurthy, via email