The youth of India needs direction and the ability to introspect
Anuja Chauhan in The kids aren’t all right (April 23) rightly states that Indian society is fast getting trapped in a moral, material and spiritual crisis. The youth of our country can perhaps be forgiven because they don’t know better, but this ignorance cannot be used to substantiate a cultural inability to introspect. We don’t have enough positive role models to look up to, and as a nation we seem too ready to accept a reality that comes underscored by unemployment, corruption and discrimination. Only a favourable change, I would argue, can lead to a transformation of our social order.
Ayushi Ahuja, via email
Still hoping for ‘complete’ justice
In his article The parts of the sum (April 24) RR Kishore prudently concludes that the imperative of ‘complete’ justice appears Utopian. Despite the fact that Sanjay Dutt’s time spent in prison is repentance enough, he remains a victim of legal myopia. Some of those convicted in the ‘93 Bombay blasts case share the actor’s tragedy. If justice is to be holistic, it should also be met by a desire for common applicability. If a privileged actor is eventually shown compassion by the country’s legal system, why should hundreds of undertrials languish in our prisons without even a hearing?
Yogesh Chandra, via email
Planting the seeds of balance
Yogesh Gokhale in his article Only the scavengers will survive (April 22) raises the very pertinent issue of environmental degradation. With remedial measures all but absent, we seem to have arrived at a point of no return. Unplanned development, it has been factually proven, causes ecological imbalance. Until we take to planting dozens of trees in our cities, our environment will remain toxic.
Devendra Khurana, Bhopal