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Leading by example

Hats off to Geeta Kathuria (“Mother to a special kid, she opened arms to more” by Sushil Manav; People, September 9) who instead of cursing her fate, resolved to help other children with special needs. Only a miniscule percentage of such children have access to school education. It is time our society wakes up to its duty. Paediatricians should make early diagnosis and more developmental clinics should be set up.

Dr VK Ahuja, Sangrur

PM ought to do better

Raj Chengappa’s article, “Silence is no more an option for the PM” (Ground Zero, September 9), echoes the sentiments of millions of people of India. Dr Manmohan Singh must break his silence on issues of national importance in a self-critical and sincere manner. As the Prime Minister, he is expected to stand by his political convictions. He must accept public criticism of his government’s failure to check corruption and learn from Jawaharlal Nehru who admitted lapses of his ministers and appreciated Opposition leaders during the Lok Sabha debates.

Dr Raj Bahadur Yadav, Fatehabad


The Prime Minister should present facts about the coal block allocations to the nation. And he should do so with intellectual honesty. People have seen the 2G and CWG scam arithmetic put forward by the PM and his Cabinet, so no one will buy his arithmetic on coal scam. He can’t accuse the Opposition of disrupting Parliament as he himself did it when he was the leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. Financially, he may not have benefited from the scams, but he has been enjoying power for the last 21 years, which is not a small gain. People around Dr Manmohan Singh are aware of his “intellectual dishonesty”.

Dr Tirath Garg, Ferozepur


The PM must introspect. He may be an acclaimed economist, but he should realise that his silence, politeness and sagacity have failed to deliver, politically. At no other time in our democratic history have so many ruling alliance leaders been cooling their heels in jail and at no other time have so many skeletons of scams tumbled out of the cupboard of a ruling party.

Parminder Singh, Ludhiana

All is fair

Reference Nonika Singh’s “Sense and Censor” (Perspective, September 9), there can’t be a please-all formula that takes into account all sensibilities, but for the sake of entertainment alone, is it justified to offend just about anyone? If a producer still wants to go ahead with it, a community can take on the role of the censor board, especially when it is done through the peaceful medium of talks.

Akash Rattan Singh Cheema, Patiala

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