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Friday, March 23, 2012

My Letters to 'THE HINDU'-Part 2

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I have been writing regularly to 'THE HINDU'- Letters to the Editor column and I feel honored to see some of my opinions published. I hope to continue this new found passion for a long time to come. Here are some of the letters published previously.

Not much change    Sunday, Feb 10, 2008

While it was interesting to read about the change in filmmakers’ mindset about how women are portrayed, a lot more needs to be done to portray them more realistically than is done today. What is conspicuously missing in the article is mention of films in langauges other than Hindi, which also make a huge chunk of Indian films. A more comprehensive article would have included talented actresses from the South and from other regions of the country. I hope this will be taken into consideration in future.

Deepa Nagaraj,
Hyderabad .

Civilian awards     January 27, 2010

When Indians abroad are awarded the Nobel prize, the government suddenly wakes up and recognises them. Veterans like Ilaiyaraja get the recognition too late. Serious thought needs to be given before the awards are announced lest it should bring down the prestige of the awards themselves.

Deepa Nagaraj,
Hyderabad

Sena defied             February 15, 2010

Kudos to the Mumbaikars who came out and watched the film braving all odds. They have proved that it is public support that makes or breaks these divisive forces.

Deepa Nagaraj,

Hyderabad





Venki's story             
April 10, 2010




The essay of the Nobel Laureate's journey towards ribosomes made poignant reading. It showed that with the right kind of environment and family encouragement, a person can realise his/her dreams and make a lasting impression on society. One looks forward to more inspiring stories like this.

Deepa Nagaraj,
Hyderabad

Housemaids' plight    

May 4, 2010


Our everyday routine is planned around the maid's timings. It is disrupted when they fail to turn up and we vent our frustration on them when they turn up later. What is it but an indication of our slavish dependence on them! All these can be avoided if the household work is shared equally by all and if there are efficient machines.

Deepa Nagaraj,
Hyderabad

No answers yet

Nirupama Subramanian provides a chilling account of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi. The UN Commission of Inquiry exposes serious security lapses and to some extent answers the planning that was going on before her killing. It also shows the justice system in the country in a poor light. As long as these militant and terrorist outfits thrive, it will be difficult to find out the motive behind her assassination.

Deepa Nagaraj
Hyderabad

Mass weddings     
May 29, 2010


Adversity brings out the best in people. This has been aptly proved by the villagers of Divthana and Nandura. We can take a cue from the humble community and act on our own, instead of waiting for someone to take initiatives.

Deepa Nagaraj,
Hyderabad





ISRAEL'S ATTACK       June 4, 2010


Although the U.N. has strongly condemned the attack, it needs to be seen whether it will take any serious action against Israel. As long as Israel enjoys the support of the U.S., the rest of the world community can do little to prevent its rogue behaviour.

Deepa Nagaraj,
Hyderabad

Obsession with colour   
  
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010


This refers to the article on the widespread obsession with skin colour by O.J. Joycee (Open Page, June 13). In spite of the advance we have made in the field of education, skin colour remains one of the prerequisites for a woman at the time of marriage. Reflecting our obsession, we find lots of fairness creams promising overnight fairness. An advertisement for a prominent cream shows a girl's career brightening up along with her skin tone.

Deepa Nagaraj,
Hyderabad

Ban khaps    
Monday, Jun 28, 2010




It is heartening to note that the Supreme Court has indicated its willingness to come out with a new law against ‘honour' killings. While only time will tell how strictly these laws will be implemented, increasing literacy rates in various parts of northern India will go a long way in curbing the menace.

Deepa Nagaraj,
Hyderabad


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