Saturday, February 22, 2003
M A I L  B O X


Controlling road rage

THIS refers to "Driven round the bend" by Aradhika Sekhon (January 18). One of the tips given for controlling road rage is that if stuck in a traffic jam one should do Pranayam, meaning deep breathing. However, this can prove harmful because in case of a traffic jam many drivers keep their engines on, emitting smoke, and deep breathing can cause one to inhale these toxic fumes. In such a scenario, Shavaasan is the best because it relaxes one’s nerves.

K.L. Sharma, Hoshiarpur

Shaikh Farid Shakarganj

This refers to Khushwant Singh’s write-up
"Farid Shakarganj of Pak Pattan" (January 18). Shaikh Farid Shakarganj was a descendent of the second orthodox Caliph, Umar. He lived in Pak Pattan where he died in 1265 where he died at the age of 92. One of this wives was the daughter of Delhi king Nasir-ud-din-Mahmud. Guru Arjan Dev incorporated Shaikh Farid’s 123 couplets couched in sweet and simple language in the Guru Granth Sahib.

Bhagwan Singh, Qadian

This feature was published on February 15, 2003