The writing on the wall for India’s threatened heritage
The editorial Keep our family jewels (The Pundit, June 4) rightly voiced the concerns of every Indian who is concerned about our national heritage. The state of almost all monuments and museums reveals the truth behind the government’s tall claims of spending millions on their upkeep. You had rightly stated that for Indians, expressing love for their rich history means scribbling the names of our loved ones on the walls of monuments.
Usha Kumar, Heritage and Culture Forum, Delhi
A sari state of affairs
With reference to the report Cong hits back at Spanish writer, says his book full of falsehoods (June 5), Javier Moro clearly states that his book The Red Sari is a fictionalised version of Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s life. Therefore, the Congress is wrong in insisting that the book misrepresents facts about Gandhi’s life. The Congress is making a mountain out of a molehill. It shouldn’t try to ban the book in India.
Mahesh Kumar, via email
Not on paper alone
This refers to the motivating advertisement in Hindustan Times, which states that 95 per cent of the newspaper is printed on recycled paper. I congratulate all those associated with the publication of this environment-friendly publication and take pride in being its avid reader.
Tanuja Singh, Delhi
Put need above greed
With reference to Bharati Chaturvedi’s article Don’t go on a green binge (June 4), of late, while many people have developed a taste for ‘green’ products, their knowledge on the quality and pricing of these products is limited. Also, there is no way for consumers to check whether the goods are really as green as they claim to be. The easiest way to preserve the environment and reduce wastage, as Chaturvedi rightly stated, is to buy only what we need.
Hemant Tiwari, via email