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BJP’s strange ways

Apropos “Divided Parivar” by Anita Katyal (Perspective, June 17), it is surprising the BJP leadership is embroiled in an internecine war when the next general election is less than two years away. The party must set its house in order if it wishes to occupy the political space vacated so gleefully by the main ruling party at the Centre. The BJP has a strange habit of choosing the wrong path every time it finds itself at a crossroads. Let us hope it does not repeat the mistake.

Parmendar Pawar, Sirsa


Apropos Anita Katyal’s “Divided Parivar” (Sunday Tribune, June 24), with the Congress in utter disgrace from the scams involving UPA ministers, besides the misgovernance, the BJP-led NDA had a God-sent chance to dethrone the ruling alliance in 2014. But the personal ambitions of BJP leaders and their allies have put the NDA on the path of self-destruction. While the RSS is trying its best to keep the BJP on track, politicians are unable to see beyond self.

A.K. Sharma, Chandigarh

Good work, Hazare

Kushwant Singh’s ‘Rishvatpur is where we all live’ (This Above All, June 17) gave the impression that Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev, leading an anti-corruption campaign, are not aware of what they are doing. They know what they are trying through the Janlokpal Bill. Even if we consider their efforts lopsided, they should not be berated. Rather, they should be encouraged.

Ishpreet Sachdev, Mohali


Ramdev joining the “anti-corruption” brigade seems more like spiritual gurus too are getting in direct competition with corrupt politicians.

Preet Amol Singh, Patiala

Dad’s the way

Nonika Singh in “Daddy’s girls” (Spectrum, June 17) described well the responsibilities and anxieties of a modern-day father. In Indian society, dads are still anxious regarding their daughter’s liberty, though they are proud to have daughters too. A strong bond with her father prepares a daughter to be an empowered woman in future. Goodness starts at home. Here is looking forward to a new society where the men would understand a woman’s needs.

Saroj Banyal, Hamirpur

Glam slam

This refers to “Girls of a different hue” (Spectrum, 2012). Bollywood is now better than Hollywood. So many foreign girls are appearing in Bollywood, a rare thing in the past. Some people fear the “firangi” beauties would corner significant roles — to the disadvantage of Indian actresses. But that is not the case, as they are mostly getting roles as “item numbers” only. Just a charming face won’t do. And now with our own Bollywood starlets shedding all inhibition, who needs the foreign excitement?

Mahesh Kapasi, New Delhi

Queen of middles

This has reference to “A witness to many milestones” by Raj Kadyan in Spectrum, June 24. Nergis Dalal, the “Queen of middles”, is a familiar name to every avid newspaper reader, especially during the Nineties. A prodigious and versatile writer, recognised for her unique newspaper middles, she did not restrain her writing to a particular genre. She is the perfect learner, writer and reader, who believes acquiring knowledge is a never-ending process. If you have the urge to read or write, you can never be alone, these become your companions. Hills have always produced great writers, and so it is with Dalal, who lives in Dehradun.

Anjali Sharma, Hamirpur

New-look Spectrum

Spectrum, the Sunday Tribune supplement, has a new look. The articles “Portrait of an era” and “A witness to many milestones” in the June 24 edition were well-chosen and interesting. Even the book reviews on the “Books and Arts” pages were well presented. Pushpa Grimaji’s weekly column is always very informative and helpful for readers in their life as consumers, saving them from many pitfalls.

Pritam Bhullar, Chandigarh

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