We never learn lessons from experience — buildings collapse, there are fire mishaps, and train and road accidents happen almost every week (“A year later, no lessons learnt,” and Editorial, both June 17). Recommendations by high-profile committees and commissions accumulate dust and are seldom made use of. Our leaders lack vision and the administration is vulnerable to all kinds of political interference. The apathy has to end.

C.R. Ananthanarayanan,

Bangalore

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