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Valid poser

The article “Nuclear doctrine not matter for fiddling” by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero, April 20) sounds the right warning on nuclear question having international ramifications. Nuclear question has always been an integral part of the BJP manifesto, and understandably so for the historical experience of India. There is nothing unusual about it being a part of its latest manifesto. A call for updating it, so it is relevant to the challenges of the current times, makes sense. Strength through arms is a universal phenomenon and the BJP’s response is no exception.

Jagvinder Singh Brar, Patiala

Not fair

After reading “Memories and memoirs of the moment” (Sunday Tribune, April 20), a common man like me comes to the painful conclusion that the high and mighty like media advisers and union secretaries behave like butchers when it comes to making some bucks and hogging the limelight, simply because they were privy to some official secrets. Otherwise, the release of the two books would not have been timed at this juncture. Whether the books contain facts or not, is a separate issue. The most conspicuous point is that the highly placed writers knew the sensitivity of the general election. Any comment on the past performance and character of any VIP contestant has the potential to cause a media hurricane that can favour some and damage others. The action of such writers and publishers will be seen as moral turpitude and breach of trust.

LR Sharma, Sundernagar


The article is a scathing commentary on the writer’s sense of ethics. It is certainly a case of biting the hand which fed him. After political parties have made capital out of his dubious revelations and hundreds of copies of the book have been sold for its suspect contents — making the publishers elated at the perfect timing for its release — Sanjaya Baru will surely be consigned to the scrap heap, where he belongs. A question can also be raised about his own professional capabilities, for under his watch most media misperceptions took shape, and as the Prime Minister’s media adviser he failed to counter it.

RC Acharya, New Delhi

Living for poetry

For all that lives in a heart, he has a word” by Nonika Singh (Sunday Tribune, April 20) was an impressive and well-researched description with regard to Gulzar’s poetic voyage. Gulzar, like the late Khushwant Singh, is also very punctual. He has built a separate corner for his poetic creations at his home, where he spends most of his time. He still dreams of a reunited India and Pakistan. He is scheduled to visit Chamba this month. He says watching snow-capped mountains and valleys make him nostalgic.

Rohil Sharma, Bhattiyat

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