With reference to Sitaram Yechury’s article Don’t think small now (Left Hand Drive, August 06), the decision on Telangana has reignited the clamour for more states across the country.
It is sad that our politicians and political parties will never learn from the past. At a time when we should be united and give a befitting reply to Pakistan, our leaders are busy scoring political points.
The appointment of Raghuram G Rajan as the RBI governor has raised people’s expectations and there is hope that he will be able to revive the economy.
Dear Reader… (Big Story, August 04) was a good survey which, among other facts, showed how many Indians read books. Most of the people are now not in the habit of reading books or newspapers.
With reference to NK Singh’s article Not soulless statistics (August 8), it is true that the politics of poverty has trumped the economics of poverty. It seems that in the process of arriving at a poverty line, we are making a mockery of the plight of the poor.
The new amendment seeks to keep political parties out of the purview of the RTI. Political parties are public organisations and so they are accountable to the people when it comes to their resources and functioning.
The death of 18 navy personnel in a blast on INS Sindhurakshak near the Mumbai Naval dockyard is shocking.
It is sad that little is done to save civil servants, environmentalists, journalists and other social activists who raise their voice against illegal activities from political action. Looking at the current situation, we need to revisit the constitutional provision providing protection to civil servants.
With reference to Varghese K George’s article, A look at politicians who will set the agenda for 2014 Lok Sabha polls (August 17), it would be imprudent to suggest that the middle class is frustrated with the Congress.
With reference to Going off the rails, again (Our Take, August 20), the number of people killed or injured in train accidents are on the rise. Just as in the Dhamara Ghat case, tragedies are bound to happen if we do not adhere to the rules.
The arrest of Syed Abdul Karim alias Tunda, a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist accused of masterminding the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, is a commendable achievement (20-year trail led to prized catch, August 18) .
With reference to Asaram Bapu sexually assaulted minor: FIR (August 22), it is unfortunate that there are many self-styled godmen in our midst who are promoting themselves in the name of Hinduism.
With reference the editorial The silencing of a voice of reason (Our Take, August 22), the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar, who advocated progressive and critical thinking, is a blot on our democratic traditions.
Comparison between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi is flawed. Modi's Gujarat model is visible only to Gujaratis, the rest of the nation sees him as one who believes in aggressive Hindu nationalism, which when translated in practical terms means cornering minorities.
We need a multipronged approach to tackle crime against women.