Dhoni is great but it is too early to declare him the best
Sachin Tendulkar might have overlooked the contribution of previous Indian captains like Sourav Ganguly when he termed MS Dhoni the best captain he has played under (Dhoni best captain I played under: Sachin, April 5). Most of the talented players in this champion Indian team have been found and groomed by Dhoni who obviously deserves full credit for it. No doubt, Dhoni is a good captain but probably not the best ever.
Nikhil Sinha, Patna
No final word on nuclear
Mikhail Gorbachev’s article Before Fukushima (April 4) could not have come at a better time. The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster was supposed to have taught humanity how to safely handle nuclear energy. Gorbachev raises a few pertinent questions on nuclear safety, notably the role of terrorism and violence. That, coupled with natural disasters like earthquake and tsunami, would no doubt give many a sleepless night to the proponents of nuclear power in the world.
Ashok Ghosh, via email
Matters of the heart
In his article A mass movement (Left Hand Drive, April 5), Sitaram Yechury, while appreciating India’s winning the World Cup points out our losses in other areas such as declining female ratios as revealed in the latest census. While India can muster enough belligerence to treat a cricket match with Pakistan like a war, she lacks the softness of heart that can prevent a generation of girls from being wiped out. Maybe, we are not large-hearted enough.
Ashish Rai, via email