The editorial Steeling a march (February 17) correctly stated that it would be in India's interest to expose the developed world's double standards in an era of globalisation.Updated: Feb 20, 2006 00:16 IST
The editorial Steeling a march (February 17) correctly stated that it would be in India's interest to expose the developed world's double standards in an era of globalisation. L.N. Mittal's Arcelor bid found opposition from day one, but no real reason has ever been cited for the hostility. On the one hand, there's lofty talk on international free trade, and on the other, the same people become defensive when a successful but ‘brown' person tries to consolidate his steel business.
Ashok Kumar Ghosh, via e-mail
Bring back Kiran Bedi
The editorial Our road rage (February 14) failed to provide suitable remedy to Delhi's diseased roads. What the entire traffic force has failed to do, a single police officer, Kiran Bedi, managed during her tenure. Deployment of women and senior citizen volunteers at all crossings proved a deterrent and helped the police force manage traffic. Delhiites would welcome Bedi to be back on Delhi roads.
Surinder Pal, Delhi
Apropos of the report Shut illegal shops (February 17), can such illegal activities prosper without the connivance of the police, bureaucracy and politicians? No. Judiciary is now the only hope. The Supreme Court must take note of similar ills in the rest of the country and ensure that things don't spiral out of control the way they did in Delhi.
L.K. Batra, Noida
Keeping the faith
This refers to the report Ladakh burns in imported terror (February 17). The recent public meeting of the Hurriyat in Jammu followed by the riots in Ladakh shows that underground Kashmiri separatists and their patrons are active and are spreading their tentacles to areas not yet overtly affected by secessionist violence. It is hoped the people of Ladakh and Jammu will continue to show restraint and maintain communal harmony.
Lalit Ambardar, Delhi
Fall from grace
The exposure of corrupt EC, Navin Chawla, taking money from MPs shows that he has no moral right to continue as Election Commissioner. That he is the much-acclaimed biographer of Mother Teresa makes his greed even more shameful.
Nirmal Kumar, Delhi
First Published: Feb 20, 2006 00:16 IST