It is ridiculous that when countries with Christianity as their main religion have not banned the film The Da Vinci Code, India is planning to do so. Where is the question of banning it here?india Updated: May 18, 2006 02:39 IST
It is ridiculous that when countries with Christianity as their main religion have not banned the film The Da Vinci Code, India is planning to do so. Where is the question of banning it here? Indians, Christians included, are intolerant. My co-religionists who object to the screening of the film need be told that God is not so powerless that fiction can destroy His image.
Omar Luther King
Reality behind delay
Apropos of the editorial Dial DRDO for delay (May 17), we should redial to find out the truth behind the long delays and continuous imports before apportioning blame on the DRDO. But it’s true that important projects should be developed whose production should be inspected right from inception. One must realise that no one can win wars with imported weapons.
There are many research organisations with worse performance records than DRDO that have never met targets. It would be better to dismantle such fund-guzzlers which are directionless in technology research.
What Manoj Joshi says in his article Look before you leap (May 17) is very true. With the passage of time, the appeal of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has diminished. The popularity of the likes of Mayawati and Mulayam Yadav have increased and lower castes feel at home under their leadership. Had the Congress chosen a backward caste leader as PM, maybe the quota issue would have helped it in the elections.
The pictures on Page 1 of a medical student with a broken hand and Arjun Singh napping in the Rashtrapati Bhawan (Sweetener for bitter Bill, May 16) told its own tale. The police and politicians think they can do anything as they have power in their hands. What is the difference between the rulers during the Raj and today’s politicians? It’s difficult for a democracy to survive when politicians rule the country rather than govern it.
Ravinder S. Rana
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First Published: May 18, 2006 02:39 IST