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

Where is India?

Apropos ‘Will we march to different drummers this poll?’ by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero; Sunday Tribune, Feb 23), with Mamata pulling on the east, Jayalalithaa in the south, and Mayawati in UP, the Yugoslavian model in India is in its early stages. In a decade or two, there will be no India as there is nothing to hold it together. The passion unleashed in bifurcating Andhra Pradesh is a case in point. With boundary states asserting their own interests, federalism is nearing its end. Look at the attempt to ‘free’ the assassinators of a Prime Minister. Initially, the north and south will split. Soon, each of these will be pulled asunder. We won’t need a China or Pakistan.

Ramalingam, email

Way to go

Internationally acclaimed social activist Medha Patkar’s decision to join politics is welcoming (‘Doughty crusader takes fight to political ring’ by Shiv Kumar; Sunday Tribune, Feb 23). Her deep concern for the downtrodden people victimised at the behest of the rich and the powerful, and her relentless struggle to get them justice has earned her wide public respect. Her success in the upcoming elections will strengthen the AAP’s anti-graft campaign and give a new direction to the decadent political system in the country.

Navneet Sidhu, Chandigarh

Get real

It is a truism that stress among children emanates from the uncompromising expectations of parents (‘Parents’ role during exams’; The Spectrum, Feb 23). Unrealistic expectations may damage mental and physical faculties of a child. Success is just a process and examination only a measurement of skills. Parents should encourage children sans pressure and let them grow at their own tempo.

Dr S Kumar, Panchkula

True guru

Apropos ‘Car-cab, where students experiment’ by Gagan K Teja (Sunday Tribune, Feb 23), the unique mission of Jaswinder Singh does not interfere with his primary work of teaching at a school. He is a role model. Ironically, we honour such people but forget their ideas. A befitting honour would be to put their ideas into practice. The Punjab Government should implement his style of experimental teaching in schools by creating more people like him in the system. This would be his real award.

LR Sharma, Sundernagar

Not business as usual

Reference to the article ‘Making the trade winds blows free and far’ (Sunday Tribune, February 23), Tata Motors rejected Pakistan’s proposal for supplying 380 Tata Sumo Grande vehicles to its police. The board turned down the proposal due to Pakistan's involvement in terror strikes against India. The Indian Government wants to encourage Indo-Pak trade to improve ties. Cricket matches between the two countries have failed to yield the desired results. Will such measures improve relations? Pakistan lacks the will to execute the peace process.

Mahesh Kapasi, email

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

The mail should not exceed 150 words.



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