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A bitter pill

india Updated: Feb 14, 2007 15:51 IST

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Apropos of the report "NRI doctors in UK face bleak future" (February 11), this is a big blow for Indian medical practitioners working in Britain. Now they will have to come back to India without even completing their course. Such discriminatory behaviour is not surprising.

We should take precautions that there are enough institutions with foreign affiliations in India so that our people need not suffer like this. Hopefully, this may also show people that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

P Shrivastava, Kolkata

Myopic vision

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Battacharjee’s statement that the transition from agriculture to industry is inevitable is shocking. Anybody can live without industry but nobody can live without food. This move is shortsighted.

Sivappiriya Usha, Delhi

Future in English

Apropos of the report Sanskrit students fume over governor’s remarks (February 10), knowledge of Sanskrit is commendable, but this should not be at the cost of English. Many states in India and countries like China and Pakistan have recognised this. English is the link language all over the world and one cannot
afford to ignore it.

Mahendra K Gupta, Delhi

It’s just not cricket

This has reference to the editorial "Caught in a fix" (February 10). The controversy over match-fixing suggests that unethical practices are still prevalent. The reason, of course, is the enormous amount of money in the game.

When other games like hockey, football, athletics etc. are starved of money and sponsorship, non-State actors like the BCCI are flourishing. Let’s prepare a national policy for sports that will enable us to bring in laurels in the form of medals in international events instead.

Debasis Mohapatra, Delhi

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