This refers to the article, ‘ It’s about talking, period’ (IE, October 25). The intrepid and nonchalant coming of age of a 13-year old, otherwise worried about incipient pimples, taking her class of boys and girls and school along an exhilarating journey of self-discovery, as narrated almost lyrically by a 44-year old, otherwise worried about grey streaks in her hair, came as a most welcome gust of fresh air in the miasma following #MeToo revelations to this 75-year old, who should otherwise worry about next life but doesn’t.
Shreekant Sambrani, Baroda
State at sea
This refers to the report, ‘Pinarayi: will implement SC order on Sabarimala, not tolerate violent acts’ (IE, October 26). The Kerala Chief Minister’s vow cannot be be taken at face value since the Kerala government was at sea in implementing the apex court’s order.
S S Paul, Nadia
Loss of face
This refers to the article, ‘CBI is dead, long live CBI’ (IE, October 26). The feud between the top officials of the investigating agency has turned nasty. It is true that there were clashes within the institution before but the clashe between the director and his deputy is unprecedented. No one can deny the fact that the officials and investigators of the agency cannot be judged from the ongoing feud. But the CBI has lost its credibility and the court needs to restore it.
Ankit Singh, via email
This refers to the editorial, ‘Glad tidings’ (IE, October 26). The rise in the number of individuals declaring incomes above the Rs 1 crore bracket is heartening. But the ultimate objective should be to bring the entire informal sector under GST. That will have multiple benefits. First, the income tax department will have a clear trail and list of tax payers. Second, lenders will have data readily available. This will enable them to take faster decisions and, in turn, benefit small businessmen.
Bal Govind, Noida
This refers to the article, ‘Laterally yours’ (IE, October 25). Lateral entry to the civil services is a debatable issue. But the author has given useful tip to officers come in through lateral entry. Such officials should fix goals with timelines and also welcome youngsters. Such officers may, at times, face non-cooperation from regular civil servants. It’s best to be persuasive in such cases.
Amar Parbhani, via email