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Logging in to the virtual world is logging us out of the real one

india Updated: Sep 03, 2009 23:46 IST
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Logging in to the virtual world is logging us out of the real one
The editorial Hum log out (The Pundit, August 31) rightly stated that we are increasingly getting dependent on technology, especially the internet. Today, people are happy to log out of the real world and log in to the virtual one. The charm of meeting people and interacting with them face-to-face is slowly losing out to chatting over the internet, a sign that we are slowly getting disconnected from reality.

Jayalakshmi Chellappa, via email

Wrong answer to right problem
Shobhit Mahajan’s concern on plummeting teaching standards in India was noteworthy (Differential calculus, September 3). What is the surety that a uniform curriculum for the sciences and mathematics, and doing away with multiple school boards, will help students in the longer run? What schools need are infrastructure and competent teachers so that students can benefit from the present system. What use would a new system be when core values are missing and education is being commercialised?
Rajiv Ranjan, via email

CP Bhambhri in Missing the mark (September 2) is right in stating that stress cannot be linked with the Class X exam alone. In India, the Class XII board exam is more crucial than Class X. So, going by the same logic, should it also be made optional to help students?
Sharanya Venkatesh, via email

Divided we stand
Ashok Malik in Stuck in Jodhpurs (August 28), while referring to Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel, writes, ‘We can never thank them enough [for the Partition]’. We are aware of the ills of the Partition that affect our society even today. We are still struggling with the Kashmir dispute and cross-border terrorism. Malik should realise that Partition did not benefit anyone.

S N Sharma, Gurgaon