The UPA government did not initiate any action against the liquor baron Vijay Mallya when it was in power. Without proper security, the lending of loan reached to a whopping ruppes 9,000 crore. This is not understandable. When ordinary citizen go to the bank to ask for a loan , the bank ask for security. How is it that Mallya was given a long rope? Perhaps the BJP government is paying for the sins of the UPA government.
Curbing pollution levels in the national capital is a mammoth task and only a multi-dimensional approach can solve this problem. The odd-even policy of the Kejriwal government will not be successful until we have a robust public transport system. Moreover, the need of the hour is to overhaul and upgrade the current transport system.
CHARVI KATHURIA,Via email
Exposing the scams
The LIC scam, the Bofors scam, the 2G Spectrum scam,the Colgate scam, the Railgate scam, the Adarsh scam, Cooperative Housing scam…. And now the latest the Ishrat Jahan case.The Congress has a long history of corruption. The Modi – led BJP government must make noise as it still has time to expose the frivolous activities of the so-called secularists.
ABHI, Via email
Chidambaram in a soup
(Damning Designs, March 13); This refers to the cover story of Organiser. Silence on the part of former Union Minister for Home Affairs P Chidambaram in the Ishrat Jahan case may not protect the Congress party, but instead work against it.In the interest of the Justice and fair play, Chidambaram must come out at once with full facts or else should be ready to face legal action. There can be no third option here.I feel that P Chidambaram must have made changes in the second affidavit on the instructions of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, as she saw in Narendra Modi who was then the Chief Minister of Gujarat, a potential to challenge Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on the national stage.Action must be taken against them for subverting national security.
VENKATARAMAN, Via email
Should Gandhi be called ‘Mahatma?’
(Casting out the Castesm, March 27);This refers to story titled ‘Casting out the Castesm’ by TV Narayana. He has very correctly stated that there is no caste based discrimination in Vedas. Even in Manusmriti ( See chapter-10, verse-65) a Brahman can become a Shudra and a Shudra can become a Brahman, by virtue of his qualities and inclinations , and Swami Dayanand Saraswati too has quoted it in Chapter-4 of Satyarthprakash. Shri Narayan has blamed British for creating divides between Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar by divide and rule policy. This amounts to blaming Dr Ambedkar and is not acceptable. If one reads Dr Ambedkars’s book Pakistan or the Partition of India, it would be very clear, that Dr Ambedkar bitterly criticised Gandhi in very logical manner. He blames Gandhi, firstly, because Gandhi cared much more for the Muslims and ignored the Dalits/Scheduled Castes. Secondly, because, Gandhi ignored the cruelties being done by the Muslims against the Hindus and was bent upon appeasement of Muslims. Gandhi’s name appears 79 times in his book, but he did not prefix Mahatma even once with Gandh’s name and addressed him as Mr. Gandhi only.
ANAND PRAKASH, 72/Sector-8,Panchkula, Haryana: 134 109
Bharatiya breed of cows give best milk
(Indo-New Zealand Cow Milk Dairy in Harayana, April 17); This is with reference to the news titled ‘Indo-New Zealand Cow Milk Dairy in Haryana’ in the ‘News –Round-up’ page of Organiser. The Sonipat dairy mentioned therein has only black-and-white Holstein Friesian breed of cows, which are reared in large number in New Zealand, although they are of European ancestry. Dr. Keith Woodford, a scientist of the Lincoln University published a research work from New Zealand itself in 2007. It was titled ‘Devil in the milk illness, health and politics’. The work laid emphasis on the fact that the milk of European cows, including that of the above breed, contains a harmful protein, called BCM-7 (Beta Caso Morphine 7). This has been identified as a substance causing diabetes type 1, heart diseases, schizophrenia, and certain other serious ailments in adults and a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome that afflicts new-born babies, is incurable and leads to death in some cases. These findings were later on confirmed by European Food Safety Report, 2009. Dr. Woodford named this type of milk as the A-1 milk. The Bharatiya indigenous bovine breeds don't have this protein in their milk which has been named the A-2 type. The A-2 milk has some disease-curing and prophylactic properties. World over the scientists now recommend only the milk of Bharatiya breed of cows. It is unfortunate that a big dairy dispensing only the A-1 type milk has been opened in Haryana, a State that boasts of a number of indigenous bovine breeds.
AJAY MITTAL, 97 Khandak,
Meerut City: 250 002.
Bharat Mata Ki Jai
This refers to the statement of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Phadnavis that if anybody being a citizen of Bharat opposes the saying of the slogan Bharat Mata Ki Jai, he has no right to stay in Bharat.I totally agree to this views and opinion. I wish to ask what is wrong in saying this slogan by any loyal citizen of this country. If one translates this slogan in English it means “Victory to Mother India”, so what is religious or communal about it? Every citizen of our country is a child of Bharat Mata, irrespective of any religion, caste or creed and hence there is no wrong in saying such slogan in the name of Mother Land. It is only the traitors who will be reluctant to say this slogan. Just because it is termed in Indian language doesn’t mean that it is religious? People should stick to the essence of the subject and not be carried away by the terminology of any language.
SETURAM ASPARI,Via email
Amit Shah is right
I totally agree with the views of Shri Amit Shah, the Bharatiya Janata Party President that West Bengal is afflicted and weighed down by hunger, fear and corruption. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) led Left Front ruled this State for almost three decades with little progress. Then came the Mamata wave with a symbolic rhetoric of Ma-mati-manush, but on the ground level, the MamataTrinamool Congress too followed the legacy of the Left. The recent Kolkata flyover tragedy has exposed the hypocrisy of the Left (before 2011) and of the TMC (during its five year rule).
PN SAXENA, Via email
Much in a Name
There have been comments in the media regarding the change of the name, Gurgaon to Gurugram, the original name. During the rule of foreigners not only in India but elsewhere in the world also, the native historic names were changed at the pleasure and to the glory of the concurring imperial powers. Thus, Prayaga which has been existing for thousands of years was changed to Allahabad as though it was built by Allah. Similarly here in Telugu states Induru was changed to Nizamabad; Manukota to Mahaboobabad and Palamuru to Mahaboobnagar. Similarly names like Aurangabad, Akbarabad, Moinabad are all alien names.
Nations which freed themselves from the colonial rulers have restored their countries’ former names. For example; Ghana for Gold Coast; Zimbabwe for Rhodesia ; Myanmar for Burma; Sri Lanka for Ceylon and so on. After the collapse of the Communist rule in the former USSR, original names Volgograd for Stalingrad; St. Petersburg for Leningrad has been restored. Even in India Madras has been replaced by Chennai; Bombay by Mumbai; Calcutta by Kolkata; Bezwada by Vijayawada; Rajahmundry by Rajamahendravaram. It is therefore wise and correct that free India should be more often referred as Bharat and all the foreigner given names, especially those given by the cruel foreigners like Babur , Tughlak, Lodi etc., should be given up and replaced by renowned Indian freedom fighters who fought the invaders for hundreds of years.
Dr T H CHOWDARY, 8,P&T Colony,Karkhana
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What’s in a name
The change in the name of Gurgoan to Gurugram was not required but for political compulsions. By changing a city’s name, the lives of the people are not going to change. Instead , this will just add to their woes, for they will now have to incorporate changes in all the official documents.
BHOLEY BHARDWAJ, Mumbai