To our question last fortnight: Should people in public office use religion and places of worship to resolve political disputes? Govind Rajagopal writes: No, you should never allow religion within public office. The very word public denotes ‘secular'. Moreover, it is the only place where people from all walks of life co-exist. In fact, even the walls and columns of offices should be devoid of religious images.

Our question this fortnight: Taken up by politicians and godmen alike, has fasting lost its moral high ground and been reduced to blackmail?

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ResponseJanuary 13, 2011