The reaction of the media, the political class and intellectuals to the U.S. decision to extend the olive branch to Narendra Modi shows that we have not matured as a democracy (Feb.14).

India must evolve policies and plans for its growth without depending on certification from other nations. We have only exhibited our slave mentality and craving for appreciation from foreign nations. With technology and globalisation, no nation can threaten or impose its terms and conditions on others.

K.T. Krishnaswami,

Kanchipuram

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