The Lady Link­ing In­dia and the East

Tehelka - - 20 - JA­COB SAHAYAM,

Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to In­dia is a mat­ter of joy and pride. The world is awed by her courage, per­se­ver­ance and abil­ity to in­spire peo­ple. Even though her party won a land­slide vic­tory in the by-elec­tions, the mil­i­tary may not be pre­pared to give up power. So In­dia should ex­tend full sup­port to democ­racy in Myan­mar.

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Good stuff with the story Ber­til.

PHILIP BADER, ON FACE­BOOK Re­fer to ‘The Kyi to the Great Game East’ by Ber­til Lint­ner, 24 Novem­ber. Spine-chill­ing rev­e­la­tions! There might be a day when there is an upris­ing and many of th­ese crooks are lynched or put un­der the guil­lo­tine, like in the French Rev­o­lu­tion. Though it brings an air of gloom, the past 18 months have seen many politi­cians and CEOs go to jail, which is the be­gin­ning of a new chap­ter. The younger gen­er­a­tion will no longer be si­lenced. Aer read­ing your ar­ti­cle, I’ve re­alised we are not really a poor coun­try; we’ve been im­pov­er­ished by cor­rup­tion, and there­fore have to make do with less fa­cil­i­ties.

L VENKATESWARAN, ON EMAIL

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