Blame Ministry for IIT Mess
Your cover story Is Brand IIT Broken? (May 12), highlighting the deplorable condition of the IITs, should be appreciated. As an IITian myself - my son, too, passed out of IIT-B - I believe the human resource development ministry and its present head Kapil Sibal are squarely responsible. Part of the blame also goes to the directors of the IITs who, unlike their counterparts in the IIMs, have not protested. However, your report should also have brought to light the cramped and unhygienic condition of the IIT hostels. Today you will find at least 10 students in the campus hospitals at any time during a semester.
S.P. Damle, Gunavardhan Training Institute
Your feature Frittered Away (May 12) has thoroughly analysed how intra-party and inter-party power struggles have hampered Karnataka's development. Political parties must recast their agenda taking into account the growth engine of the state. Perhaps the assembly election holds the master key to stepping up the pace of development in the state.
B. Rajasekaran, Bangalore
Bright Future for Diesel Cars
Your cover story on the automobile industry (Ain't No Time to Disco, April 28) has noted the bright future for diesel cars as the consumers in India have switched very quickly from petrol to diesel in the last two years. With car manufacturers now trying desperately to lure customers with unprecedented discounts, those who can afford it should realise this is the best time to buy a new car.
Deepak Shukla, Pune
The article Big Small Players (April 28) gives inspiration and strength to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in today's testing times. It brings to light the undying spirit of Indian entrepreneurs who excel despite the complexities and uncertainties involved in doing business in India. Kudos to Business Today and YES Bank for recognising such a diversified pool of talent.
Rohit Arora, on the email