The Fall of a Wall Street Angel
I read the Indian elite’s reaction to Rajat Gupta’s trial with utter disgust. What a shameless display of arrogance and foreign education! It is heartening, therefore, to know that instead of being influenced by the old boys’ club, the law took its course. Gupta’s trial is a lesson for our judiciary, that law is above the high and the mighty.
Refer to ‘The Dark and the Sublime’ by Shaili Chopra, 3 November. Refer to ‘Editor’s Cut’ by Shoma Chaudhury, 27 October. Rajat Gupta must be cursing his stars that he was not living and working in India. In India, not only would he have gotten away easily, he would have become a Member of Parliament and lived happily ever aer.
AMIT MANUVIRAJ, ON EMAIL
BREAKING THE OMERTA
I was glad to read your editorial. You have rightly pointed out that in spite of the meticulous work put in by journalists, the minds of the aam aadmi and intellectuals are not getting ignited and everyone seems to have developed an indifferent and casual attitude. Nothing gets moving, unless it is glamourised or hyped by the television media. I can only say that TEHELKA is doing a great job. You should continue to do so. These reports are definitely making a difference and creating awareness among the general public. Who knows, this could perhaps prove to be Your otherwise outstanding article has been marred by undue criticism of Arvind Kejriwal and special focus on Gadkari, just because he represents the BJP. You have le out the Karunanidhi family, the Reddys of Karnataka, A Raja, Mayawati and the Yadavs, just to name a few. I also take exception to your statement that no party is above corruption. I am yet to see a single charge of corruption against any member of the CPI. While you are at it, why don’t you complement people like Narendra Modi, who run a clean government?
NARA SARMA, ON EMAIL Perfect article! Please continue writing such editorials so that we can still hold on to some hope that the system might change.
PETER PRADEEP, ON EMAIL
Refer to ‘Moment of the Muckraker’ by Ashok Malik, 27 October. Malik writes: ‘They (India Against Corruption) will get a marginal vote, just like Sinclair did, and no more.’ It is difficult to take a columnist seriously who makes such a smug, definitive statement based on no knowledge of what is happening behind the scenes.
KISHORE ASTHANA, ON EMAIL
Refer to Ashish Khetan’s ‘Realty Comes Back to Bite the Pawars’, 27 October.
I would like to thank you for raising the bar