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A hard act

It was interesting to read Indrajit Hazra?s article Honey, fry me a genius (March 22) on the proposed film on Ramanujan and the search for an actor.
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PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2006 02:03 AM IST

A hard act

It was interesting to read Indrajit Hazra’s article Honey, fry me a genius (March 22) on the proposed film on Ramanujan and the search for an actor. Shouldn’t the candidate have knowledge of the Tamil language and also be well-versed in mathematics? It may be difficult finding an actor like that.

TR Ramaswami, via e-mail

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Why are Indians good in mathematics? I have observed that in French schools, for instance, kids start using calculators at a very young age. Here in India, we prohibit their use till a much higher class.

Although it may be a small thing, it’s worth noting that Indian kids successfully do small calculations faster than their counterparts in the West. I think that the
Indian education system should get credit for this.

Ravinder Rana, via e-mail

Ground old aircraft

This refers to the report Two pilots killed in MiG crashes in Rajasthan (March 22). Even the transport authority doesn’t allow cars more than 15 years old on the roads. Then how can the government be so myopic as to allow ageing MiGs to continue to be in service? Clearly, maintenance and upkeep doesn’t work.

The higher ups in the IAF and the Defence Ministry should take immediate measures to phase out these old machines and restore the confidence of our excellent Air Force officers.

Nayan Ahmed, via e-mail

Ads without meaning

Apropos of Anita Roy’s article Pickpockets all?, (March 22), some advertisements are truly so absurd that it becomes difficult to grasp what they want to convey. SBI’s Debit Card ad falls under this category. Such ads should be reviewed with a view to convey the right message to the people.

Naveen Kumar, Delhi

Shamefull defeat

The Indian contingent to the Commonwealth Games has performed very well, especially in shooting, weightlifting and boxing. But sadly at home, England gave India a worst ever defeat at the Wankhede Stadium in the third and final Test match. Where are coach Greg Chappell and Kiran More hiding themselves?

PK Chattopadhyay, Delhi

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