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No bravery here

Apropos “Why Lanka is losing the battle for peace” by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero, Feb 24), the whole world had heaved a sigh of relief when the dreaded LTTE chief Prabhakaran was killed by the Sri Lankan army. But why were his wife and children killed after being captured? It was a barbaric and inhuman act. Even in the remote past,

invading armies did not touch children and women. Such cruelties of the Sri Lankan army may alienate Tamil-origin people even further.

Dr Raj Bahadur Yadav, Fatehabad


Sri Lanka would be contributing to peace by pragmatically tackling the problems of its people and change the perception of the international community towards itself. The fact ‘how much’ and ‘how many’ the protracted conflict in the island nation has devoured should be enough to make the country’s leadership take stock and know where its real interests lie.

Jagvinder Singh Brar, Patiala

Ageing with grace

Ira Pande’s “Clinging on to the chair with dear life” (Sunday Tribune, Feb 24) was an engaging read. Beautiful living things on earth die young. Perhaps nature doesn’t want them to lose charm and grace as they age. Though artist Amrita Sher-Gil died at a young age, her ethereal beauty will continue to enchant generations. She was a prodigy. As regards those holding on to their chairs like a limpet and not wanting to call it quits because of their lust for power, money and fame, they live only for themselves and their near and dear ones. Public good does not figure in their scheme of things.

Satwant Kaur, Mahilpur

Homing in

Reference to “A home that’s more than a shelter” by Minna Zutshi (Sunday Tribune, Feb 24), it is heartening to know that children who are left alone in this world have a home to call their own and can dream of independence. But some homes for children are not managed properly and the kids are not given the things that are shown in records. Fans, proper sanitation, fresh water, etc. are not available to them. The government should ensure such homes are monitored properly and action is taken in case of any violation.

Yogesh Singh, Rewari

All good, no bad

Khushwant Singh says he is hurt because despite his innumerable literary works, he is not taken seriously (“To be remembered, for good or bad”; Sunday Tribune, Feb 24). Khushwant’s name alone evokes respect and freedom of expression. Not only is he a gifted writer, but also an open minded and warm person. He has the courage to speak up. He is an inspiration for all to remain mentally agile even at the age of 90 plus and maintain a fine sense of humour. He is the Fauja Singh of fine journalism!

Col RD Singh (retd), Ambala

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