Leader, mind your language
Frequent verbal slips by politicians seem to be a contagion. Tollywood film star-turned-Trinamul MP Tapas Paul used undesirable language against his political adversaries in Bengal. Then, former Union minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha had a similar slip in Ranchi. Mr Politician, please donít open your mouth so wide that you put not only the proverbial foot but also your boot inside it.
Jharkhand governmentís decision to reduce VAT on auto components from 14 to five per cent (VAT slash cheer for auto units, June 28) has sent cheers among Tata Motor ancillaries. Given the sluggish economy, steps like these are a welcome boost.
The recent armed robbery on Jan Shatabdi Express (Ranchi-Patna) reveals serious chinks in security at stations and on trains. Railways need to introduce frisking of passengers and luggage, at least on a random basis.
Itís good East Singhbhum district traffic police has made helmets a must for pillion-riders. We almost never see women and children wearing helmets in our city. In metros, they do.
Feast for eyes
I am interested in visiting the Ranchi aquatic garden (Where floating beauties bloom, July 1). I have lily ponds at home and at our factory. Reading about so many varieties of aquatic flowers was really fascinating.
Janardhan,Via email, Jamshedpur