How can the blind lead the blind?
Recent reports reveal Ramdev’s trusts evaded service tax by passing off fees charged as donations. The tax evasion, between 2006 and 2011, is reported to be around 4 crore. The report also claims that Ramdev holds huge tracts of unregistered land. The yoga guru needs to answer these charges before launching an anti-corruption drive.
Refer to ‘ The Baba. The Blackness. And the Sheep’ by Revati Laul, 25 August. A country that produced Gandhi and Vivekananda is now running aer such third rate babas. So pathetic that we don’t have any good leaders to look up to. All leaders are either communal or corrupt. Where are we heading to?
STAN JOE, ON FACEBOOK
SHOW OF PAWAR
Refer to ‘ What is His Game Plan?’ by Rana Ayyub, 4 August. I really enjoyed reading your article on Sharad Pawar’s strategy. Keep it up!
RACHIT JAIN, ON EMAIL
WHAT BHAGAT WANTS
Refer to ‘ Leading the Idiocracy’ by Shougat Dasgupta, 18 August. Chetan Bhagat, in his books and columns, gives a naive idea of India and seems to lack an understanding of the Indian reality from the three most important parameters namely caste, class, and gender. His writing is for those who are on a staple diet of TV soaps and media-whipped social fervour by Anna Hazare kind of movements. In short, a socioeconomic order conducive to crony capitalism at the national level and a fastintegrating, Internet-propelled, US-biased, quasi-political and economic at the international level. Contemporary Indian writers show more sensitivity in their literary work