This has reference to the report Delhi, Kanpur brace for Pune-like attack (February 15). Following the blast in Pune for which the homegrown Indian Mujahideen has claimed responsibility, one wonders how long the Indian government will take to quash such terrorist groups. The attack proves that nothing has changed since 26/11 as far as strengthening security measures go. It’s shameful that our security agencies keep finding excuses for intelligence failure. Given the fact that such terror attacks cannot take place without a foreign hand, it would also be interesting to know whether the Pune blast would hold enough importance to be included in the February 25 foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan.
RK Malhotra, Delhi
Classics should not be spoilt
Rajiv Arora’s write-up Play it again, Shyam (February 10) made for enjoyable reading. The 1988 Mile Sur video evokes a sense of patriotism which can only come close to being compared to the national anthem. However, Phir Mile Sur, the remake made me cringe. It is high time
people understood that classics are classics and they cannot be remade no matter how hard they try. The remake only reflects the maker’s obsession with Bollywood and complete ignorance of a vibrant world that exists outside of it.
Kulbir Suri, via email
Delhi is for one and all
I agree with Samrat’s views in India’s only metropolis (February 12) that Delhi is the only metropolis, which is free of regional chauvinism. Could it be because Delhi is the only place which does not belong to any state? Also, would Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata be less regional had they not been capitals of those states?
Madhukar Varma, via email