- Tainted & dented
July 13, 2013
Politicians are in a tizzy over the SC ruling that jailbirds cannot fight elections, and convicted MPs and MLAs can be disqualified
- It's time we moved mountains
July 6, 2013
Lamenting the tragedy of Uttarakhand isn't enough, we need to set up a commission to manage natural hazards, says KS Valdiya.
- I wanted to create the age of innocence that was…
July 6, 2013
Vikramaditya Motwane is reworking O Henry's short story 'The Last Leaf' for his second film, 'Lootera'.
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Bol Milkha, bol
While my Hindi is adequate, there must be any number of readers who would be quite interested in tuning in to what the legendary Milkha Singh has to say in an interview (Sport, July 13) but who do not have the linguistic wherewithal to negotiate their way through paragraphs and paragraphs of Hindi transcribed in the English (Latin) script. Would it be asking for too much to expect those bringing out Crest in English to spare a thought for readers who are not familiar with Hindi? I had to translate for a neighbour's son who is into athletics but who finds it rather difficult to comprehend paragraphs and paragraphs of Hindi words even when transcribed in the English (Latin) script.
Raghu Krishnan, via email
Time out of place
The article by Aamir Raza Husain (' Bang In The Middle, Right Upfront', Comment, July 13) was analytically flawed and factually incorrect. For one, the Saudis, Kuwaitis and Emiratis do not support the Muslim Brotherhood. Other fantastic claims made include the suggestion that the Brotherhood has long been the 'B' team of the West (in which case why did the US and co. try to preserve Mubarak until his last day?), and that the Brotherhood was being used to counter Iran (when it was Morsi who opened up to Iran). The article blatantly misreports facts and draws conclusions that mislead readers. The writer seems to be viewing reality through a strange, sepia tinted lens that is 30- 40 years behind us.
Sreeram Sundar Chaulia, via email
To speed, or not to
With life becoming increasingly hectic and time becoming a precious commodity, we are perforce being made to follow the Shakespearean dictum, 'brevity is the soul of wit' in every sphere of life (' The Art Of The Quickie', In Brief, July 13). A diminished attention span, mostly a result of time constraints, has made it difficult for us even to relish leisure activities like nature walks and reading. It is the same impatience which makes us look for 'quick fix' solutions to all problems. No wonder, there are a lot many among us, especially the silver-haired class, who so fondly miss the 'good old times', when life was not lived at breakneck speed and materialism had not taken control of us, the way we see it today.
Vijai Pant, via email
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