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Pull up socks

KV Prasad's "Time to plan the party" (Sunday Tribune, November 4) offers pragmatic solution to the Congress to rejuvenate itself and rise to the expectations of the people who are given to understand that India will soon be a superpower. Not only organisational changes, but also policy changes are needed. The plight of the poor has not changed much in the last 65 years. Some effective measures have to be taken quickly and the administration cleaned of the black sheep.

SC Vaid, Greater Noida

Wake-up call

The article, "Lanka beware, cubs can become Tigers again", by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero, Sunday Tribune, November 4) should be a wake-up call for Sri Lanka, which paid the price for Tamil rebellion of the mid-80s, as did India. The truce, which was earned after paying a heavy price, is at stake again due to the growing frustration among the Tamil minority. The Sri Lankan government is sowing the seeds of militancy by dragging its feet on devolution.

Hardesh Goswami, Bhiwani


Sri Lanka has suffered armed internal strife for decades. It is unfortunate that relations between the Tamils and Sinhalese have come to such a pass. The single most important challenge for Sri Lanka is to change the course of past events and be in step with the international scenario. 

The majority Sinhalese can prove their ingenuity as a group by harnessing the proven capabilities of the Tamils for the common good of the country. India can extend assistance. The Sri Lankan leadership needs to know who its real benefactors are.

Jagvinder Singh Brar, Patiala

Chug on

The railways has finally shunned populism ("Railways needs pragmatic, not big ticket, projects" by RC Acharya, November 4). If people desire better services, they should support the hike in tariff. Former railway ministers are responsible for the dismal condition of the railways as they hesitated to increase fares. The new minister should pay special attention towards cleanliness as stations and toilets are in a deplorable state. The onus also lies on passengers, who should not litter the premises and trains. It is a good opportunity for the minister to show his mettle in improving the railways, even if he has less than two years before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Ravinder Singh, Jalandhar

Road rage

Apropos the article, Of good road manners (Good Motoring, Spectrum), road rage is common because people are overly ambitious and in a rush. There are limitations in achieving certain things. The desire to acquire luxurious things without much effort and patience results in frustration, which is manifested on roads. Every action has a reaction.

Mahesh Kapasi, email 

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