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All sportsmen, barring cricketers, are just pawns

india Updated: May 13, 2010 23:27 IST

Congratulations to Viswanathan Anand for defeating Veselin Topalov and retaining his World Chess Championship title (Anand retains world title, May 12). It's disappointing that the media don’t give talented and successful sportsmen like Anand don’t get their due from the media till they win a prestigious tournament. For months now, cricket is the only sport that the media’s obsessed with. Team India’s shameful exit from the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies, too, hasn’t stopped news channels from ‘wasting’ their airtime on cricketers.

Syed Khaja, Delhi

No lessons learnt here

With reference to the editorial No place for parallel courts (Our Take, May 12), support to the regressive policies of khap panchayats from some young and educated Congress leaders shows that even education doesn’t help change an individual’s attitude towards social stereotypes. It is a matter of concern that these MPs are misguiding people. Honour killings have no place in 21st century India. Our elected representatives should refrain from supporting khap panchayats on this issue.

M.C. Joshi, Lucknow


Congress MP Navin Jindal’s support for Haryana’s khap panchayats is shocking. He is challenging the Constitution and indulging in votebank politics. The Congress should take strict action against Jindal.

Bal Govind, Noida

Parting with the facts

The report Under their influence (The Big Story, May 9) erroneously states that I started Genesis PR with Prema Sagar. Though I did start my career with the firm in 1993 as a Junior Account Executive, I didn’t play any role in the founding of the firm. Also, the article wrongly mentions that Sagar headed the firm after parting ways with me. The question of parting ways doesn’t arise since I was neither a shareholder nor Sagar’s partner.

Nandita Lakshmanan, CEO, The PRactice