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Kissinger hasn't changed, only his priorities have

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Subhash Bhagwat | Via web

This refers to the article, “Hate-India icon has a change of heart” (October 22) by Rajesh Singh. There is even more to Mr Henry Kissinger than his books or past actions. Mr Kissinger now is a sought-after political consultant with considerable monetary interests. He has not missed the change in…

Whitewash job

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Krishan | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Hate-India icon has a change of heart” (October 22) by Rajesh Singh. If words could wash away sins, the world would be full of holy men. To Mr Henry Kissinger, only power mattered. His boss Richard Nixon and he nurtured the most debased political…

Sour grapes

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | NS Rajaram | Bangalore

Sir — This refers to the CPI(M)’s charge that the BJP has perfected the art of getting a majority. The comment can be taken in two ways: Either the CPI(M) is envious and is complimenting the BJP for its superior political craft, or it is accusing the BJP of manipulating…

Boost research

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Ganapathi Bhat | Akola

Sir — Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hit the nail right on the head in stressing on the importance of medical research. India has to catch up with the rest of the world in many areas of scientific research. Brain-drain is both a cause and a consequence of poor research.…

Be broad-minded

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | SC Panda | BHUBANESWAR

Sir — This refers to the report, “EC flays Raj’s remark against non-Maharashtrians” (October 20). Mr Raj Thackeray’s love for Maharashtrians is admirable, but he should not hate others. The son-of-the-soil approach he espouses is not new. But giving jobs only to Maharashtrians who do not have the qualifications and…

Rise of ordinary worker to the State's top post

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | PN Saxena | New Delhi

This is with reference to the report, “Backroom boy comes upfront” (October 22). Sixty-year-old Manohar Lal Khattar will be the first BJP Chief Minister of Haryana. An organisational man, he is a first-time MLA. He is acceptable to all aspirants. This is a rare case of a public service veteran…

Unsporting bureaucracy

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | Azhar A Khan | Rampur

Sir — This refers to the report, “Golden coach of Indian hockey quits in disgust” (October 22). The news of the resignation by Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh, who not only has myriad international credits to his name, but has also brought India laurels in the form of a silver…

Strong India

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | S Kumar | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Hate-India icon has a change of heart” (October 22) by Rajesh Singh. India will need 10 years of Modi Government to be treated with respect by America or China. Jawaharlal Nehru and his family members’ disastrous management of the Indian economy and defence…

Unipolar politics

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | R Narayanan | Ghaziabad

Sir — The surge of the BJP, the mauling of the Congress and the helplessness of regional parties, represent an uncomfortable turn in Indian politics. Most regional parties were founded by men with pan-national credentials who linked regional aspirations with national themes. That gave us the valuable experience of coalition…

Shameful conduct

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | Ramesh Jethwani | Bangalore

Sir — There has been a recent spurt in violence in different parts of India against out brothers and sisters from the North-East, who have spread to different parts of India to study and for employment prospects. They are compelled to migrate because of limited education and job opportunities in…

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