L E T T E R S    T O    T H E    E D I T O R

Happiness count

Apropos “A young King and 'Gross National Happiness” by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero, Feb 3), happiness is the be-all and end-all of all humans, no matter where they stay or live. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet draw happiness from charity. By abdicating the throne and pushing for democracy, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck is an incarnation of happiness and contentment. Gross National Happiness is better than GDP and politicians across the board should draw inspiration from it.

Simi Walia Gandhi, Amritsar


“Long live the king” indeed has a good ring for India. Gross National Happiness of India lies in a good safety profile. Contrary to the monarchs past and present, allowing democracy wilfully is an act which deserves acclaim. The article brings King Wangchuck and the Queen, as a student in the region, close to the readers.

Dr Sanjay Aggarwal, Solan

Tughlaq cap

Apropos “Doctor, time to build your legacy is running out” by Manpreet Badal (Sunday Tribune, Feb 3), the article by the president of the People's Party of Punjab is a negative view of Dr Manmohan Singh's tenure as the Prime Minister. It is a pessimistic story of a failed politician. When Manpreet deserted the SAD, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had termed it a “political suicide”. Time will prove who was Mohammad bin Tughlaq — Manmohan Singh or Manpreet.

Harish Aery, Hoshiarpur

Medicine man

Today, as a profession, medicine is no longer service oriented rather it is a business venture (“For him, the ethics of medicine still count” by Jupinderjit Singh). Dr Ashwani is not rich financially, but he is rich through his achievements, popularity and love of the common people. Most doctors are hand in glove with chemists, laboratories and other test centres and get commission. Dr Ashwani should be a source of inspiration to other doctors.

Harinder Kumar, Bathinda

Butterfly haven

India is among the less than half a dozen countries in the world with the most diverse butterflies but it's a pity we don't have a museum that displays this bounty. The article “A day in paradise” (Spectrum, Feb 3) gladdened butterfly enthusiasts. There is a collection at Saat Tal, near Kathgodam, in Uttarakhand but there are some inaccuracies in the otherwise gripping text. It says the collection has 2,500 species of butterflies whereas the count for India is 1,501 species. It says on display are 1,100 species from the Kumaon region, which is only 400 short of the national count!

Lt Gen (retd) Baljit Singh, Chandigarh

Email your letters n Readers are invited to send their feedback on the Sunday issue to sundayletters@tribunemail.com

The mail should not exceed 250 words.



HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |