Sitaram Yechury in his article Nothing on their plates (Left Hand Drive, June 18) rightly states that an effective and transparent implementation of the public distribution system (PDS) could be an alternative to the much-awaited National Food Security Bill.
With reference to the report Food Bill may head back to House (June 14), the food security Bill is an election gimmick by the UPA. Theoretically, it is a sound proposal, but with the Bill the motivation to earn a livelihood is dampened.
With reference to the report Spare a thought before you waste (Focus, June 9), it is a matter of shame that in India, which is home to the largest number of hungry people in the world, a quantity of wheat equivalent to the entire production of Australia goes to waste.
With reference to the report By 2028, India to be most populous (June 14), the United Nations’s report suggesting that India would overtake China to become the world’s most populous country is a matter of grave concern.
The editorial Many generals, few soldiers (Our Take, June 12) is right in pointing out that in a third front, parties have differing ideologies and vastly different methods of functioning.
It’s undeniable that Modi is the BJP’s best bet in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and Advani should have realised this fact and accepted it. If he thought problems are beyond resolution, he should have at least resigned gracefully rather than letting down a party he helped build.
I do not agree with Amish’s views in In God’s own country (Modern Indian, June 7) because over the last three decades what India has faced is not secular extremism, but a clash of religions triggered by vested interests.
With reference to the editorial Read between the scorelines (Our Take, June 7), the latest landslide victory of the BJP in the Gujarat bypolls has further cemented Narendra Modi’s chances of becoming his party’s prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Time to draw the stumps (Chanakya, June 2) is right in stating that domestic cricketers are paid far less than their international counterparts, and thus are easier prey to lurking bookies, as was seen in the recent spot-fixing scandal.
With reference to the editorial For a clear perspective (June 7), it is a matter of shame that a day after the Central Information Commission’s landmark order which ruled that political parties should be brought under the ambit of the RTI Act, most parties opposed it.
With reference to the editorial Not in the spirit of the game (Our Take, June 5), MS Dhoni seems to be in the limelight for all the wrong reasons.
With reference to the editorial A return that merits mention (Our Take, June 4), it is indeed a good news that NR Narayana Murthy is back in Infosys as its executive chairman.
Advani should not get involved in the party’s daily affairs.
With reference to Rajdeep Sardesai’s article How the mighty fall (Beyond The Bite, May 31), it is true that the silence of the game’s legends with respect to the spot-fixing scandal has hurt the sentiments of cricket enthusiasts.
I agree with the article Well begun, hardly done (Chanakya, May 26) that the UPA 2 has failed on all fronts. But the article fails to point out the brazen misuse of the CBI, the police and all other authorities by the government.