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This male not alpha

Apropos Kishwar Desai’s article, “The raping monsters among us” (Sunday Tribune, Sept 30), it is shocking that Haryana is becoming a “rape state”. No mercy should be shown to such criminals. Even the police is lax in arresting the guilty belonging to rich or high caste families. How can the state machinery side with such criminals?

RK Kapoor, Chandigarh


Women in India continue to be treated as second-class citizens and sexual objects. Most men, especially in states like Haryana and Rajasthan, do not want women to be empowered. They are not understood beyond their biological identity. Unless the mindset of men changes, the fairer sex will continue to be hounded for simply being a woman.

Swaranjli Sehgal, Yamunanagar


Blaming the entire community is not fair. Black sheep are everywhere. It is evident from the history of India that the people of Haryana and the Jats have done a lot for their motherland. Haryanvi sportsmen excelled in the recent Olympics. As far as rapes are concerned, the guilty must be punished irrespective of their caste. But the entire community should not be defamed for the acts of some shameless individuals.

Sandeep Nain, Karnal

New face

Buy yourself a face” by Aradhika Sharma (Trends, Sept 29) provoked thought. Facebook has changed the scenario. The rich use treatments like botox and cosmetic feelers to get a “perfect face”. Those who cannot afford it, use softwares like photoshop and picasa. Everyone wants the picture-perfect face for more “likes” and compliments from virtual friends. We need others to convince us that we are beautiful. But when you look in the mirror, be ready to face the real you.

Navdeep Kaur Basra, Ludhiana

The brawns of it

Apropos “Why no pehalwan from Punjab?” by Prabhjot Singh (Sunday Tribune, Sept 30), wrestlers from Haryana are supported by their families and village residents. Government help is minimal. The Sports Authority of India is supposed to scout for talent and nurture wrestlers. This task is not difficult, but requires concerted and sincere efforts. Local sports bodies must liaise with government officials and encourage budding wrestlers.

SC Vaid, Greater Noida

Indian women no less

Reference “To boldly go where no woman has gone before” (Sunday Tribune, Sept 30), Indians abroad are really more Indian. Sunita Williams has displayed the Tricolour and carried the Gita on her space flights. India has an enviable record of women achievers. We have had a woman Prime Minister, a woman President, Speaker and a host of women heading various states. Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams have done India proud.

BM Singh, Amritsar

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