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Kashmir on centrestage in Indo-Pak dialogue

Vir Sanghvi?s Counterpoint (Peace, not Brotherhood, September 24) was bold and comprehensive.

india Updated: Oct 01, 2006 00:55 IST

Vir Sanghvi’s Counterpoint (Peace, not Brotherhood, September 24) was bold and comprehensive. Terrorism will end only after the Kashmir dispute is finally resolved to the satisfaction of India, Pakistan and the Kashmiris, including those in POK. Without this, the talk of making borders irrelevant is nothing but humbug.

DS Ghuman, Chandigarh

Over the years, in our attempts to resolve disputes with Pakistan, we have been more emotional than practical. Instead of pragmatically discussing the problems and their possible solutions, we have paid more attention to ‘confidence building measures’.

VedGuliani, Hisar

Sorry, the hardest word

I enjoyed Karan Thapar’s Strength to say sorry (Sunday Sentiments, September 24). When a big man commits a mistake, the mistake becomes bigger but when the same person renders an apology, he becomes even bigger. May the fanatic representatives of various sects and faiths be blessed with this strength.

BK Kumra, New Delhi


Many of us say ‘Sorry’ on a daily basis, but how many of us mean what we say? To apologise is divine, says Karan Thapar — and I agree with him.

PradyutHande, Mumbai


To err is human, to say sorry is God-like and Pope Benedict XVI has done the right thing. The ‘victimised’ section should now forgive him. It was also enlightening to learn of L.K. Advani’s and the late Rajiv Gandhi’s strength to say sorry.

GK Arora, Delhi


The Pope had the courage of conviction to feel sorry for his foolish utterance.

K Venkataraman, Delhi

Long live the King?

This refers to The Big Story (Monarch reins in the CEO, September 24). After Nepal, it was Thailand’s turn. The United Nations should maybe draft a democratic system after studying systems followed by various countries and difficulties experienced in following the same models.

MadhuAgrawal, Delhi

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First Published: Oct 01, 2006 00:52 IST