Delhi all google-eyed
The controversy over satellite images of government buildings in Delhi on Google Earth is absurd (Ganging up against Google, January 2).india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 02:43 IST
The controversy over satellite images of government buildings in Delhi on Google Earth is absurd (Ganging up against Google, January 2). Indian authorities have concluded that using these images are objectionable for security reasons. Detailed images of far superior quality already exist on the internet for purchase. Under such circumstances, curtailing a free service like Google Earth will only serve to deprive people of a convenience. Those who need the images for creating mischief will find access to them at any cost.
Aditya Mukerji, Delhi
Swami ramdev’s abusive language when talking of Brinda Karat and the allegations made was surprising. One does not associate a ‘guru’ with such agitated behaviour. That the Swami has obviously lost the yogic touch is all too apparent in his recent demeanour. Yogic philosophy seems to have eluded him.
Himanshu Gautam, Ghaziabad
Kudos to the Mumbai police and intelligence agencies for the nabbing of three armed terrorists, allegedly belonging to the LeT in Nagpada. But terrorists should be dealt with harshly. Merely imprisoning them will only find them roaming free a few years down the line, like Abu Salem did till a while back.
Hansraj Bhat, Mumbai
Support women’s cricket
Congratulations to the Indian women’s cricket team for winning the Asia Cup title in Karachi after beating Sri Lanka (Women on top, January 5). Skipper Mithali Raj did a fine job and so did the team, especially Devika Palshikar, who bagged the ‘Woman of the Match’ award. But the media coverage given to the Asia Cup women’s cricket was woefully poor. Women’s cricket has to be encouraged not just at the national, state and city levels but most importantly at the school level.
B. Vinoth Raj, Delhi
Khushwant Singh’s suggestion on punishment for rapists is very appropriate (Crime and punishment, January 7). Will the law-makers sit-up and take note of it? It is ironical that the Delhi police says it knows the problem but can’t fix it. What can women in Delhi expect from society if the police claim to be helpless?
M. Singh, via e-mail