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Confused on Kalam

I?m unable to fathom the ?Kalam knows nothing? view expressed by Vir Sanghvi (The accidental president, June 3).

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 04:55 IST

I’m unable to fathom the ‘Kalam knows nothing’ view expressed by Vir Sanghvi (The accidental president, June 3). It was appalling to see him criticising the President’s lack of constitutional knowhow rather than commending his stand on the self-serving Bill passed by our power-hungry political class.

Rohit Balan

Missing the point

In all the hullabaloo and hype created over Rahul Mahajan and his cocktail shenanigans of cocaine plus alcohol with the former secretary of his deceased father, it was a shame that the media didn’t asked the most obvious question: how is it that a Rajya Sabha member’s bungalow, provided at the taxpayer’s cost, continues to be occupied by his son and staff even a month after that MP’s demise? Will the government please explain this?

Arvind Lavakare
via email


The Rahul Mahajan story does not warrant a complete front page coverage in a national newspaper.

R. Ramani

Taxing times

Apropos of ‘You will now need a CA to run your household’ (June 3), while many of the rich deceive the government by exploiting the loopholes in law, upright people suffer harassment and loss as a result of their sincere efforts to follow the rules. The proposed change in the income tax returns form will only add to the woes of the latter. Is this what the government wants?

T.T. Sakaria
New Delhi

Batting for trouble

The Indian cricket team’s performance in West Indies is below par for several reasons. The best available team has not been picked, with Ganguly, Zaheer and Agarkar left out.

Excessive cricket has led to a lack of motivation. With too many ODIs being played, patience, staying power and technique have been the casualties. And, our fielding is not of international standards.

Nitin G. Gokarn

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