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Looking ahead

There is a strong case for the high speed rail corporation on priority ("Low-cost high-speed trains on track"; Sunday Tribune, November 17). A cost-effective approach is superior to low-cost solutions and justified not only on social and moral grounds, but also economic rationale. The PPP model should be implemented for efficiency and equity. Passengers must accept the reality of high fares.

Dr MM Goel, Kurukshetra


India is a unique country where bullock-cart and ballistic missiles go together. The need for scientific temper is the key to keep pace in the fast-moving world. The Railways is the backbone of the country, catering to all at an affordable cost. We must now go in for high-speed trains to acquire experience and perfect technology, and extend these as per the availability of resources.

BM Singh, Amritsar

An icon

Apropos “To each his Sachin moment, this is mine” by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero, November 17), Sachin has carved for himself a unique niche in the annals of cricket history. He will be remembered for many qualities, notably his unparalleled humility, respect for parents, team spirit and magnanimity, and as much as for his dazzling achievements and Bharat Ratna. The youth is fortunate to have him as an icon.

Govind Singh Khimta, Shimla


Many fond memories resurfaced on Tendulkar's farewell. Filled with sadness, it was a proof that India loves its heroes. Besides an illustrious career, he conducted himself in an upright manner and remained free of any off-field controversies, particularly when match-fixing scandals emerged. While the country aspires to have people of his stature, one hopes many might have been inspired to be like him as a player and in life, too.

Dr Sanjiv Gupta, Australia

Showing the way

The initiative by Zulfiqar Khan has given a new direction to slum children and those addicted to drugs ("In the drama of life, they stage a class act" by Sanjeev Singh Bariana; Sunday Tribune; Nov 17). Through education, these children can realise their dreams and improve their living conditions. The UT Administration should provide financial help for this endeavour which continues to inspire other children to make their life meaningful.

DS Kang, Hoshiarpur

Blot on Punjab

Apropos “Punjab's agents of misery” by Amarjit Thind (Sunday Tribune, Nov 17), it is a shame that Punjab, being the highest producer of grains in the country, does not pity its farmers. The nexus between agents and politicians should be broken.

Rk kapoor, chandigarh


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