|Saturday, February 1, 2003||
"THE last will of a faceless woman" by Reeta Sharma (January 18) was indeed poignant. True admiration of such nobility merits emulation of her way of thinking by her family, friends, and those who appreciate her. Unfortunately, a very small fraction of people are motivated enough to subscribe to the idea of organ donation. It is through efforts of medical and social educators and prominent public figures that misconceptions regarding organ donations and autopsies can be dispelled.
This refers to Khushwant Singh’s column "Who is responsible for the plight of our daughters?" (January 11). It is shocking to learn that Civil Servants do not hesitate to accept dowry. These auctioned bureaucrats are the ones who are later on responsible for the formulation and implementation of social awareness programmes. What a mockery of the highest echelons of administration!
Dhiraj Yadav, Rewari
This refers to "Why do we gossip?" by D.C. Sharma (January 11). Everyone has a tendency to gossip. People backbite and belittle others’ achievements, especially when they are themselves surrounded by failures. Gossiping releases pent-up emotions. Gossip is inevitable and cannot be avoided but we can always try not to indulge in malicious gossip.
Sumit Gulati, Chandigarh
This refers to the article "A versatile singer" by Khushwant Singh (December 14). The writer spoke volumes for the singer Richa Sharma. Of course, Richa is a talented singer who in spite of coming from a lower middle class family in Faridabad has made a name for herself in the world of music. However, I cannot agree with the writer when he compares her voice with that of the Mangeshkar sisters. Asha and Lata are both beyond comparison and I am amazed to think that the writer could compare them with a girl who has just stepped into her twenties.
Amjad Khan, Chandigarh
This refers to "Do you get sound sleep?" by D.C. Sharma (December 21). Sleep is a state of rest which enables us to recover from fatigue. After a sound sleep we become energetic. But for sleep man would have died of exhaustion. Blessed are those who get a sound sleep without any sort of aid.
Tarsem S. Bumrah, Batala