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The article 'Into a pink sunset' by Shubhra Gupta (IE, October 2) makes for a nice read. Bollywood director Yash Chopra was always ahead of his time and his films often dealt with issues that were taboo. The earliest multi-starrers, Waqt and Daag , were moving love triangles. The film Kabhi Kabhie, a joint effort with the legendary Sahir Ludhianvi, was a lyrical masterpiece. The famous Deewar stirred the world of Hindi cinema. Once again, only Chopra dared to make a movie like Silsila. Gupta rightly asks: what will happen to romance after Chopra?
— Girish Dubey
Douse the embers
THE attack on Lieutenant General K.S. Brar in London underscores the fact that some people have not been able to move on from the sad days of terrorism in Punjab ('Operation Bluestar hero, Lt Gen (Retd) K S Brar stabbed by four men in London', IE, October 1). The government should take this attack seriously. Even a spark of such hostility could turn into a full-fledged conflagration.
— Savleen Malhotra
EVEN while condemning the attack on K.S. Brar, one looks back with pride on his legacy as a soldier. I was part of his formation during Operation Bluestar and remember his heroism. Brar's lament against the government is fully justified. He is right to point out that the attack on him is a failure on the part of the state, which couldn't protect those who simply carried out the orders of the government. Neither has the government been able to construct a national memorial for the soldiers who lost their lives in the conflict.
— Mahesh Chadha
Banking on him
THIS refers to 'A topsy-turvy picture' (IE, October 3). The article reflects Muhammad Yunus's helplessness. He does not seem to know how to deal with a hostile Bangladeshi government. In spite of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's public tribute to Yunus's work, his country's government continues in its attempts to discredit his organisation, Grameen Bank, which works with the active participation of millions of small shareholders.
- Law does not matter, form does not matter. There will be constant mobilisation
- The thana police, the first line of defence against terror, remains in a dismal state
- Government has failed to uphold Ambedkar’s vision of social and economic equality
- Ideologies are determining politicians’ assessment of the costs of the policy. Amid the commotion, food prices have been stable
- Demonetisation can help us leave behind culture of illegality, indiscipline, ill-gotten wealth
- M.G.K. Menon contributed to science and the building of modern India