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‘Swachh’ Diwali

Reference to the article “Celebration without noise would be as sweet” by Kishwar Desai (Fifty Fifty; Sunday Tribune, October 26), crores of rupees are spent on Diwali every year. A lot of crackers are burnt and gifts are exchanged. It is better to burn the ego on this day and experience joy and peace. It is not just about lighting lamps, we should celebrate life instead of splurging money on momentary pleasures. This money can be put to better use. Prosperity comes with peace of mind.

Anju D Anand, Solan


There is growing concern about the damage on environment and health on diwali. The festival of lights should be celebrated in an ecologically, culturally and spiritually correct manner. We should discourage children from lighting fireworks. It will help check smoke, noise and burn injuries; keep roads clear of confetti of burst crackers and save a lot of money. A “swachh Diwali” will be more charming and enjoyable.

DS Kang, Hoshiarpur

Right move

Apropos the article “Modi meets the press, that’s a good start” by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero; Sunday Tribune, October 26), it is a matter of great satisfaction that the media stands recognised as the fourth estate of the country. Let media professionals continue their role without any fear and favour. They deserve wages on a par with, if not higher, than other equally qualified professionals. The print media should give more space to development issues over crime reports which have become a routine headline these days. We should encourage healthy criticism and debate in the media and not merely criticism for the sake of it.

Dr MM Goel, Kurukshetra

Justice denied

Apropos the piece “When justice, not medal, matters more” by Rohit Mahajan (Sunday Tribune, October 26), the article has done a service to sportspersons who are dishonestly deprived of their due by those sitting at the helm of justice delivery. In Sarita Devi’s case, the world body controlling this sport delivered its controversial verdict, taking into account only the player's misdemeanour at the medal awarding event, but chose to shut its eyes to the goings on in the domain of referees. Did the referees follow the prescribed statute meant for such occasions? The World Boxing Federation ought to ponder over this. It takes the entire prime of a player's life to reach the height where Sarita is. The result was biased and anyone would have reacted in a similar manner. Our own boxing federation saw it happen meekly. There was no protest. It is now for the Indian Government to react and get her expulsion quashed. Sarita Devi should be treated on a par with those who won the gold medal in the games.

LR Sharma, Sundernagar

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