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There is more to Indian sports than just cricket

india Updated: Nov 16, 2009 21:04 IST

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There is more to Indian sports than just cricket
It is disappointing to see how the media are dedicating large amount of airtime and print space singing praises of Sachin Tendulkar. There is no doubt that Tendulkar’s contribution to the game of cricket deserves appreciation. But the just-concluded Asian Athletics Championship in China also deserves media coverage. Going gaga over the master blaster’s accomplishments, the media have turned a blind eye to our athletes’ performance in Beijing. Will the media ever stop giving preferential treatment to cricket?

Akshay Appu, Delhi

Band aid for our doctors
The editorial Just what the doctor orders (Our Take, November 14) gave a much-needed insight into the miserable state of women’s healthcare in India. The proposed solutions were also well argued. Our country urgently needs more qualified doctors. The lack of proper facilities, lucrative pay packages and job assurance are some of the reasons why doctors shy away from working in rural and suburban areas. The government should look into their problems and provide facilities and grants to lure medicos.

Meera Mishra, Delhi

S trike the right balance
India should act maturely while dealing with China (India strengthens border, irks China, November 14). There is no harm in strengthening our hold over our borders. But it should be done tactfully, without spoiling our relations with our neighbour. India is no match for China and bickering between the two would prove harmful for us. There is an urgent need to tweak our foreign policy accordingly, so that we can strike the right balance.

S.K. Wasan, Noida

Warning bells for all parties
As evident from the editorial Heartland murmurs (Our Take, November 13), the credit for the Congress’s victory in the recently concluded bypolls must go to a fragmented Opposition. The voters lacked choice while electing their representatives in both UP and West Bengal. An imploding BJP and a disjointed Left made it easier for the Congress and its allies to win the by-elections. To preserve our democracy, it is important for all parties to get their act together if they are to compete with the ruling alliance.

Adarsh Ladda, Delhi

Not in the national interest
Sujata Anandan in Mind his language (November 13) rightly states that Raj Thackeray is ignorant of our constitutional rights and duties. He and his party activists are a bunch of glorified goons who are misusing political power to spread violence. They are neither bothered about national integrity nor secularism. It is useless to expect them to stop their destructive antics and take up serious issues.

Abhishek Shekhar, via email