Slow and steady
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- Senior Pakistan journalist Hamid Mir shot at in Karachi
- One dead in Odisha post-poll violence
- BJP rubbishes Geelani's claim, calls separatist leader's 'Modi emissary talk' as 'false and mischievous'
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The editorial 'Keep talking' (IE, December 3) is right to advise India to keep up patient, steady efforts to resolve boundary disputes with China. Taking an aggressive stance could prove to be counterproductive in the present geo-political climate. Both countries must go into talks willing to listen to each other. Needless to say, every country considers its interests supreme. We should, therefore, be prepared to give and take in order to reach an agreement.
THE article 'The long goodbye' ( IE, November 30) by Yamini Lohia reminds us that greatness sometimes lies in knowing when to let go, no matter how much success a sportsman might have tasted in his career. For many, Schumacher was not just a Formula 1 sportsman he symbolised the sport itself. His retirement ends an era in which a single person carried the weight of expectations from the sport. We may never see such domination again. Schumi's sway over F1 can perhaps be compared to Sachin Tendulkar's over cricket. Although currently in poor form and outshone by new players in the team, Tendulkar has refused to give up the mantle. Schumacher could not get the ending he deserved. But every cricket fan would hope that Tendulkar goes out on his own terms.
End of an era
APROPOS 'The winner' (IE, November 30), there can be no doubt about Ricky Ponting's contribution to Australian cricket. A captain and a batsman par excellence, he was one of the main players in the era of Australian invincibility. But this era was also marred by unseemly incidents of sledging and other misdemeanours by Australian players. Now that Ponting has decided to hang up his boots, many will be clamouring for Tendulkar to follow suit.
AFTER the retirement of Ricky Ponting, questions about Tendulkar's retirement abound. His performance over the last year has not been up to the mark, but that cannot decide his future. Every player goes through crests and troughs. He can't be challenged on the quality of his game, but his retirement will make space for the younger members of the Indian team to show their talents.
Sharing the gains
POLITICAL parties must use the parliamentary discussion on FDI in multibrand retail as an opportunity to hammer out a solution to price rise ('Retail FDI issue: End to Parliament logjam in sight', IE, November 28). They must not use it to score political points. The benefits of eliminating the middleman must be shared by the store owner, the producer and the consumer evenly.
Manjit Singh Juneja