Ruchir Joshi truly stated that Indians are the biggest hypocrites on earth (Neither fair nor lovely, March 24). Even after Independence, we still look upon the goras as the masters to guide us.
Even in urban India, a fair complexion continues to be a virtue. As for servility to foreigners, we are ever willing to please foreigners.
Ruchir Joshi made a scathing attack on India’s racist psyche. Given the social stratification in our country along caste, creed and power, this is but natural.
Anguish at the fact gets us nowhere. The lamentable point is that there is no ‘opinion leadership’ in our country that will force changes in society’s mindset.
Police on mute
After Jessica Lall, Mehar Bhargav is another victim of our inefficient, lazy and corrupt policing (Mehar can’t be another Jessica, March 27). The former suffered from an unfair trial due to tampering of evidence, while in the latter’s case, the police failed to act in time even though she was shot near a senior policeman’s home. The police remain helpless.
Apropos of Prem Shankar Jha’s article Morality pays (March27), Sonia Gandhi displayed political sagacity by resigning from Parliament and the National Advisory Council. She has shown courage that has paved the way for her victory in the by-elections.
With her strong base in Rae Bareli, Sonia Gandhi is sure to be re-elected but this political game is at the expense of the State exchequer. Her sacrifice will cost the country dearly.
Once again the country’s head hangs in shame because of two Indian weightlifters who tested positive for banned steroids at the Commonwealth Games.
Clearly, it shows enough is not being done to tackle the illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs. Indian Weightlifting Federation should take strict measures in this case.
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