This refers to the editorial “The fall of Strauss-Kahn” (May 21). “About sex and money, it is impossible to be truthful ever. One's ego is too involved,” said Malcolm Muggeridge. Lust and passion blind a person who misuses his position. At the end of the day, it turns suicidal. The former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, had to quit in disgrace and shame. We know now that he was involved in questionable conduct earlier too. One really wonders what exactly are the criteria for inducting people to top posts in organisations of repute.

Ashok Jayaram,

Bangalore

True, only a court of law can pronounce Mr. Strauss-Kahn guilty or innocent. But it is clear that he brought ignominy to his family by his behaviour.

K.S. Thampi,

Chennai

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