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Abuse and apathy

india Updated: Oct 08, 2007 00:00 IST

Abuse and apathy

Apropos of Harsh Mander’s article Alms and the girls (October 3), I am ashamed at having ignored the issue that stared me in the face everyday on the capital’s roads. Cases of child abuse are the most horrifying aspect of our society. We can’t be indifferent towards them. These children are too precious to be sacrificed at the hearth of the sexual greed of a few monsters.
Geetika Jain


Harsh Mander has written a heart-wrenching article on the lives of streetchildren and the apathy of our bureaucratic and corrupt government. Our battery of politicians that chalks out ways to rob citizens in the form of taxes seems unaware of the grim state of poverty and destitution that has brought innocent children onto the streets. A large number of children have lost their childhood in the quest to support their poverty-ridden families. Forget education, even basic needs are not met.
Himanshu Gupta

Brand of success

With reference to Suhel Seth’s article Bangles in the Bronx (October 1), we need to organise events like ‘India@60’ across the world with enthusiasm. Unless India is not mindful that it must establish Brand India, we are not going to create any impact on the world and slogans like ‘India Shining’ and ‘India@60’ will amount to nothing.
Ravi Kumar

Mark of a champion

Apropos of the report Master strategist (October 1), congratulations to Viswa-nathan Anand for winning the World Chess championship. After the soccer team, hockey team and cricket team, Anand has made Indians proud. Chess has its roots in India, so it is fitting that Anand has brought laurels to India.
Ujjal Dutta

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