- Kashmir: 3 militants dead after attack at army camp in Handwara, medicines with Pak marking recovered
- The whitewash: Probe alleges Rohith Vemula's mother faked Dalit status, blames him for his suicide
- BCCI refute allegations of non-compliance with Lodha panel in Supreme Court
- Jayalalithaa's health: Madras HC dismisses petition, says filed for publicity, political reasons
- Government study finds toxins in PET bottles of 5 soft drink brands
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.
- Revealing Elena Ferrante’s identity violates her desire for privacy
- Breakdown of LoC ceasefire will make it difficult for army to control infiltration
- Academic publishers suit shows how much they benefitted from intellectual commons
- Lack of unity has prevented Sindhi nationalists from pressuring Islamabad
- India must be prepared to deal with a disease that is growing globally
- Challenge for India’s leaders is to show that strength can be blended with subtlety & deftness