India Central: How We Got Here, And What Lies Ahead (BT, 19th anniversary issue, January 9) is a magisterial account of our economic history and the progress we have made since the early '90s. The essays by thought and business leaders stand out for their incisive analysis of the various epochal events that have marked India's economic journey over the past two decades.
B. Rajasekaran, Bangalore
The anniversary issue covers an array of topics and themes that helps you to better understand the various facets of our economy. Also, it tells us how the lessons from the past could be applied to solve our problems and to build an India of our dreams. Thanks for bringing out a memorable issue that packs a brilliant exegesis of our economic prowess and potential.
Neeraj Thakur, Pune
Medium and Message
Pester Power (BT cover, December 12) focused on how advertising and marketing influence today's kids. You could have widened the ambit of your story to include tips to help parents and children make informed decisions out of media messages that bombard our lives today. Parents could also use information that will help them in guarding their children against insidious advertising.
J.S. Broca, Delhi
It's the economy, stupid
Scrabbling Away from the Abyss (BT, December 26) builds up a strong case for economic development in today's political discourse.
Bidyut Chatterjee, Faridabad
Corrections & Clarifications
Nachiket Mor, Chairman of the IFMR Trust, has clarified that he does not see any regulator as being part of the problems faced by the formal private sector in reaching quality goods and services to low-income households, contrary to the impression that may have been conveyed by the edited version of his essay Saving the Microbuyer, published in the BT anniversary issue, dated January 9.
In PeopleBusiness (BT, January 9), Lakshmi Niwas Mittal's name went as Lakshmi Narayan Mittal. The error is regretted.