Apropos of the editorial City blights (January 16), the tragedy is that after spending crores in the name of sports, we have very little to cheer about during India’s participation in international events. The capital should shed its dubious reputation as being a city of road accidents, murder, rape, bride-burning, lack of civic sense, scandals and corruption.
The media should play a major role in changing the mindset of Delhiites to make it a livable city as Delhi has excellent infrastructure facilities. We should become a force to reckon with in the Asian circuit, otherwise we may face humiliation at the hands of other sports powerhouses.
With reference to the editorial Colour of prejudice (January 18), the racial reaction towards Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in a reality show in London has come to notice because it was broadcast worldwide and involved a celebrity. But there are innumerable cases of racism that go unnoticed or unpublished. Racial remarks in this era on the basis of colour, caste or region are intolerable to any right-thinking person.
B Vinoth Raj
It is shocking that discrimination on the basis of colour and race still exists in Britain. Perhaps the culprits are yet to get over the fact that Indians are no longer their subjects. Asians, particularly Indians, should not tolerate such narrow-minded, chauvinist remarks, so typical of an uncivilised society.
When Shilpa Shetty joined the show, she was aware that people of different cultures were participating and that being among them would not be an easy task. Also, the format of Big Brother is such that people play dirty. If Shilpa is so upset, why is she still in the show?
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