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Evil designs

Any Indian can tell the riots were politically motivated (‘43 dead, parties counting votes’ by Shahira Naim; Sunday Tribune, September 15). All politicians are corrupt unless proven otherwise. Irresponsible behaviour by politicians claimed many lives. Poor people belonging to both communities are pawns in this bloody game of death. Justice should be delivered to all victims.

Dr Parminder Singh Bhatti, Chandigarh

Makes sense

Apropos India story hits the bend abroad (Sunday Tribune, September 15), the writer has painted a picture of despondency. This is a bias against India's efforts to reduce its dependency on the US. Introducing CSR spending by big corporate houses is the right thing as they are exploiting local resources and creating environmental problems for the locals for profits.

Dr Puran Singh, email


India has dented its image. The UPA's initiatives to boost investment sentiment have not aroused interest. Unless it checks corruption, cuts down expenditure and spends more on public welfare, it cannot improve the economic climate.

Tajpreet S Kang, Muggowal

Green dream

Triveni Baba is doing yeoman's service (Sorrow or happiness, it's reason to plant tress by Deepender Deswal; Sunday Tribune, Sept 15). Trees hold up mountains; control floods; moderate temperature; shelter wildlife and check soil erosion. Cutting them is equivalent to ending life.

Prof Vijay Sheel Jain, email


Triveni Baba doesn't seek a lofty platform from where he can preach, but chooses to work for the good of society. Thousands are pitching in to make a difference. We need sages like him, not Asaram Bapu.

Pratibha Singh, Kurukshetra

Not fair

In ‘Why we can’t do a London in India’ (Touchstones, September 8), Ira Pande has presented her experience during a visit to The Nehru Centre (TNC), London, to attend an SOAS event hosted on August 7. Some of the facts have been misrepresented and opinions are ill founded. It has been said that the Director was nowhere in sight and the writer could not spot any staffer on duty. The event was handled by the Acting Director, since the Director, which is I, was away on home leave. There were seven staff members attending to the event, who ensured no guest experienced any inconvenience. TNC operates under GoI rules and regulations, and charges nothing for substantial services — including food and drinks — that are provided at such events. The remarks in our visitors’ book are testimony to the fact that we are attracting a large number of new and younger artistes as well as visitors.

Sangeeta Bahadur (Sinha), Minister (Culture) & Director, The Nehru Centre,  High Commission of India, London

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