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india Updated: Nov 24, 2011 22:42 IST

Why do the Tatas think that only a Parsi can be a good successor?
This refers to the report 43-year-old Cyrus Mistry to take over $83-billion Tata empire (November 24). Even though their population is shrinking, Parsis continue to be in leadership positions in many sectors of the country. The Tata Group is lucky to have found a competent individual to take over from the present chief, Ratan Tata. Even though I do not have doubts about the capabilities of Cyrus Mistry, I wonder why Parsis believe that only someone from their community can run their businesses. I am sure that there are many people outside the community who are as capable as the Parsis themselves.
John Dahodi, via email

Anna's walking into many traps
With reference to the editorial No peg to stand on (The Pundit, November 24), Anna Hazare should desist from making immature comments. Instead, he should focus on his real work: a strong Lokpal Bill. By making these moralistic statements, he is wasting his time and making some UPA ministers happy. They want him to get embroiled in such needless controversies and derail the lawmaking process. Hazare is walking into a trap and this way he will lose many of his supporters. The media should also behave a little responsibly and not play up every comment that Hazare makes.
J Shinde, via email

The system promotes fake killings
With reference to Samar Halarnkar’s article Lesson from Mumbra (Maha Bharat, November 24), Indians don't react to senseless killings like that of Ishrat Jahan because we know that our legal system is rotten and it fails to convict and punish terrorists within a decent timeframe. In fact, except the media and human rights activists, most people consider encounter specialists heroes. Moreover, as long as nabbing/killing a terrorist is linked to the promotions of police officers, this trend will continue.
J Shah, via email