Saturday, November 25, 2000
M A I L  B O X

Fashion fallacies

THISis refers to Sarosh Medhora’s article ‘‘Fashion fallacies’’ (November 11). If you use your aesthetic sense, you can look beyond the existing fashion trends. What suits one may not look good on another. Your stature, personality, figure and complexion should be taken into account while choosing a style. Your dress is a reflection of your personality. Your gracious gait adds to the beauty of your outfit. Your clothes speak a lot for your innerself. An individual is the best judge of his looks. You are in the best position to judge what colour, trend and style look best on you on different occasions.


Be original and different

This refers to Khushwant Singh’s column ‘‘This above all’’, (November 11). It underscores the fact that a creative personal touch to a gift is always appreciated and makes it an invaluable and treasured possession of the recipient. We should never underestimate the importance of being creative and original.

Thinking and creative people alone have brought about all the changes in the world while the rest have just followed their lead. Initially it may be a difficult to be original but if you keep trying you will see the change in yourself. Just keep the hard work going and be original.




Apropos of Khushwant Singh’s column ‘‘This above all’’ (November 11), from the excavations of the Indus Valley (3250 BC to 2750 BC), some seals were found, which contained engravings of a swastika with a circle around it. This shows that the swastika emblem dates back to 3250 BC. The swastika is used in religious ceremonies by Hindus. The trading community in India attributes the swastika to Lord Ganesha and on every Divali people belonging to this community start the next year’s account books which have the emblem of the swastika drawn on them with saffron. Thus in India, swastika is considered an auspicious emblem.


Invincible warriors

This refers to the article ‘‘Invincible warriors’’ (November 4). The write-up highlights the fact, while tracing the history of Indian infantry, that the soldierly qualities and personal valour of our infantrymen were never in doubt. When trained and led well — whether by Tipu Sultan, Shivaji or the Sikh rulers — they were outstanding. Colonisation saw the spread of the European military system in India. Even then the infantrymen of our Army did the profession of soldering proud.

Infantry remains an indispensable mainstay of our Army. Infantrymen in our Army have kept up the glorious tradition of exemplary valour and steadfastness. The Indian Army may undergo an intensive spell of modernisation and mechanisation but the infantry will continue to be the core of our combating force.