Apropos Race, Nationalism, and Big Money by Vir Sanghvi (Sunday HT, January 21). He might be right in saying that Celebrity Big Brother is not a major issue for racism, but I feel it definitely exposed a weak and money-minded Shilpa Shetty. Had she stood her ground and returned to India, quitting the show, she would have served the larger cause of national pride. Her U-turn has left the media and everyone wondering about the genuineness of celebrity tears.
Colonel RD Singh, Jammu
The Celebrity Big Brother show raked up a controversy across the world. Vir made a good point by saying that the show only makes big money but not a good image. Why did Shilpa join such a show? If money is all she is concerned about, then she should forget about enjoying a great status.
Harish Chandra Nainwal, on email
Give Afzal a fair chance
Indira Jaising in her article A travesty of justice (January 21) rightly points out that sending a man to his death without legal representation is both unconstitutional and barbaric. Afzal’s trial is an outstanding example in support of this claim. The Supreme Court should reconsider its verdict, so that there is no miscarriage of justice.
Saad Ullah Khan, Aligarh