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Go for change

Apropos Khushwant Singh's article, "Shift to presidential form of democracy" (Sunday Tribune, Dec 16), parliamentary form of government hasn't served us well. It has promoted indiscipline, vote-bank politics and corrupt government mechanism. The present era of coalition governments has only worsened it. Presidential democracy can overcome this disorder as it will be a one-man show and states will be governed by Governors, not Chief Ministers. Revolutionary changes are required to alter the political system and restore the faith of the people.

KS Sekhon, Patiala

The strong matter

The Indian electorate has seasoned as far as the choice of a chief ministerial candidate goes (Ground Zero, Dec 16). A person who can provide good governance becomes an icon, like Modi is today. A strong national party with poor governance skills will be rejected while a new outfit with a promising leadership will get repeated mandate. Strangely, if a leader becomes too popular, he is dubbed autocratic. In India, it has been observed that the best has been achieved under the leadership of such leaders.

LR Sharma, Sundernagar


Modi is sure to get even a fourth term. Ironically, the Congress criticises him for his 'personality cult' and 'dictatorial' style of functioning. Is the Congress, entrenched in a dynastic mode, really democratic in its structure and internal functioning? With all his weaknesses, Modi remains a towering image of hard work, with sincere approach to development and is free from any allegations of corruption. It would be the country's misfortune if his talent is not positively utilised at the national level.

Ved Guliani, Hisar

Compassion flows

Apropos "Giving their blood for a cause, literally" by Jupinderjit Singh (Sunday Tribune, Dec 16), the late Hazari Lal Bansal was a man like all of us, but with a difference he served humanity selflessly. His story is inspiring. Blood donation is an act of great compassion. It changes you as a person. The best blood donation is when the recipient is not known to the donor. True religion is: Jeete jee rakt daan, jate jate deh dan.

BM Singh, Amritsar

Learn to live

Learning is essential for a quality life ("Will learning alter her quality of life?" Spectrum, Dec 16). Indian women face the problem of finding the right balance between work and home. In rural areas, boys are allowed to leave the village to study the course of their choice while girls stay at home. They are deprived of vocational training or diploma courses. The UGC is giving grants to colleges for the construction of girls' hostel. The attitude towards girls must change so they can live a good life.

Ande Dean Anand, Solan

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