Apropos of Rajdeep Sardesai’s A Goa made in India (March 21), the author must be congratulated for revealing the true picture of the state. He is absolutely correct in saying that the media should be partly blamed for positioning the state as a sex haven. Now, it is the duty of the state government to stop this misrepresentation by taking strict measures against the land mafia and drug dealers.
GK Arora, Delhi
Rahul Sharma in What Beijing worry? (March 21) rightly says that in today’s world money matters and the Chinese currency matters a lot because of its global dominance. But more than its economic power, it is the determination of the Chinese government which has pushed the country forward. In 1962, the Chinese government took away a huge part of our territory. At that time, they were not economically powerful. Even today, the Chinese government claims Arunachal Pradesh as their area. They can do this because the Indian government is ready to surrender our national interests at the alter of false peace.
J Nath, Gurgaon
The way to happiness
Apropos of the editorial Stressing about happiness (March 24), happy persons are those who are content with what they have and have made peace with the shortcomings and imperfections. It has also been said that the material plane is the wrong place to look for happiness because if money could buy happiness and pleasure, then why no rich man would ever look worried. The reason why most people are unhappy most of the time must be traced.
RK Malhotra, Delhi
In the true sense of the term, March 21 was a secular day. While the Hindus celebrated Holi, the Parsis welcomed Navroz, the Christians Good Friday and Muslims celebrated Id-e-Milad-Unnabi. This indicates that in the eyes of Mother Nature, there’s no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, language or religion.
Hansraj Bhat, Mumbai