March 12, 2015 12:15:16 am
This refers to ‘About who we are not’ by Meenakshi Lekhi (IE, March 10). The article seemed to be an exercise in clarification and a justification for the government’s stand on the ban, instead of presenting a substantial argument. If a documentary carries a social message and reflects the flaws in a society, what is wrong if it also makes commercial gains? More importantly, the writer has not accounted for the freedom of speech and expression enshrined in the Constitution of India. The criticism of our country must be accepted gracefully. We have progressive laws, but we also need a progressive mindset among people. The inadequacy of our law enforcing agencies received due criticism.
— Anchi Mathur
Make a case
It seems that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is being made a scapegoat for the Congress’s wrongdoings (‘I am sure truth will prevail: Manmohan Singh on summons in coal scam case’, IE, March 11). Besides the others who are culpable, shouldn’t the members of the National Advisory Council, the de-facto cabinet that took decisions in the UPA government, also stand up and own up to the charges? The former prime minister should speak up now, not later, when he will, no doubt, pen the proverbial memoir. He should not let himself be held responsible for the decisions of the party leadership or the failings of dynastic rule in
— Kedarnath R. Aiyar Mumbai
With India’s fifth cricket win in a row, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team has achieved a historic nine consecutive World Cup victories. Their chances in the match against Zimbabwe, coming up next, are also looking good. With a record number of wins in the World Cup, Dhoni has established his reputation as Captain Marvel of the Indian team. He led a winning team in the 20007 T-20 World Cup as well as in the 2011 World Cup. All of this contributes to his stature as the most successful Indian captain.
— Jayanthi S. Maniam
The ‘Indian’ way
Politicians use the strangest tricks to stay in the limelight (‘Haryana Minister has a swine flu tip: be Indian, say no to handshakes’, IE, March 11). Even a child knows that viral diseases like swine flu spread from one person to another through hand shakes. But saying that people should “be Indian” and greet others with folded hands is to force the Hindutva agenda of the BJP. It seems BJP leaders will not mend their ways and will continue to spread their polarising agendas.
— R.K. Kapoor
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