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Auto expert Hormazd Sorabjee in his article Roadhouse blues (March 27) has revealed the truth about the infrastructure gaps in India.

india Updated: Mar 29, 2009 21:31 IST

Auto expert Hormazd Sorabjee in his article Roadhouse blues (March 27) has revealed the truth about the infrastructure gaps in India. But we should not blame the licensing authorities alone because every government department, post-Independence, has only worked to appease its political masters and not in the interests of citizens. The Congress, having been in and out of power for the last 60 years, continues to make money while the hapless citizens rough it out. Forget comfort, not a single public infrastructure project has been executed with expertise, even as the Congress makes tall claims of Bhagidari.

Sunny Malik, via email

The best available option

The report UPA unravels (March 27) reflects the true colours of coalition politics and the Third Front. For five years, the UPA’s allies remained in the government and made all possible gains and at the time of election, they are beating their own drums and trying to gain majority in the Lok Sabha at any cost. In this way, they are further lowering the image of the Indian political system. And unfortunately, none of them is concerned with the welfare of the general people or development of the country. People should unite against such politicians, who change sides for political gains, and voters should be given the option to reject all candidates if they feel there is no one worthy of their vote.

AL Agarwal, Delhi

Setting a bad precedent

The report Cong, BJP PM aspirants in war of words (March 25) is in bad taste as the aspirants for the PM’s post must maintain dignity and demonstrate leadership qualities. They must learn from the dignified campaign of presidential candidates in the recently-held US elections. If our politicians are wise, our people are not otherwise.

SK Wasan, Noida

Bringing it out of the closet

Lalita Panicker’s article Let’s talk about it (March 25), shows how the worst of crimes are committed by people who still believe in black magic, even in the era of globalisation and unprecedented progress. Also, in times like ours, there should be no taboo in talking to children about sex. Just because our society balks at the mention of the word doesn’t mean our children should suffer. I think parents should wake up to this issue and talk about it if they are to help their children avoid the pain suffered by so many others in the society.

Soma Biswas, Delhi

Don’t cry over spilled milk

The hue and cry over the shifting of the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) out of India is unnecessary and unwarranted. It’s true that the country needs reasonable security for the peaceful and secure holding of elections. Cricket fans in the country should understand that it is only in the interest of the game that the venue has been changed. Even if the matches are held outside the country, the IPL will not lose its Indian flavour. Instead of crying over spilled milk, necessary steps should be taken to upgrade the security system in the country to better handle future public events.


First Published: Mar 29, 2009 21:29 IST