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TSI | Issue Dated: October 23, 2011, New Delhi
Tags : Sutanu Guru’s story | “Now | a Billion New Mutinies | muslims | Hashimpura | Congress | Arindam Chaudhuri | elections | Rahul Gandhi | CWG |

Can we forget?

Sutanu Guru’s story, “Now, a Billion New Mutinies” (TSI, October 16) is a thought provoking one. It speaks about the brilliance of writer to script such a wonderful piece that kindles the memories of the Indian populace and remind them of bizarre incidents that had haunted them over the years but remained unresolved. How can a cap of silence be put upon the cries of thousands of innocent Muslims murdered during Godhra riots? How can we forget easily the cruelty of the heartless cops who went on a mayhem and frenzy to execute around sixty Hashimpura Muslims and still go on to receive their pension and salaries and are shamelessly camouflaging the courts? All this is unimaginably miserable. In this context, I salute the writer for kindling the palsied memory of people.
Fiona Waltair

Congress faces rout

This refers to the Cover Story, “Congress faces a rout” (TSI, September 25). As of now, congress is a fully scam-ridden party that seems unlike to maintain its past glory. Hopes that behold the party are almost shattered palpably with the weak leadership qualities of Rahul Gandhi. Added to this, Sonia Gandhi's illness remains an alarming factor. As per the opinion poll of TSI, hopes for BJP’s comeback remain a distant reality. In the given situation, a stable government may not be possible after 2014 elections. Hats-off to TSI for this brilliant exercise.
Satya Murty

Journey of excellence

My heartiest congratulations to TSI for completing its five years. The courage to publish a magazine in 14 languages is in itself an audacious act. And then, the real job of a media house is to empower people with unbiased information and opinions. TSI has so far done it brilliantly. It has not kept itself limited to the English-educated elite class. Being a part of fourth estate, TSI carried out its duty and responsibility with utmost sincerity and diligence. TSI's journey of five glorious years proves that if you chase excellence, success will follow you.
Nirupam Hazra
West Bengal

CWG shame

The article “Chinese Olympics versus the Indian Commonwealth Games” (TSI, October 2) nicely scans out the difference between the attitudes for games of two Asian giants. While China has taken its sport as a national pride and presented itself as a strong sporting country whether it is Olympic or Asian games; India shamefully has used its sports as a cash cow to grab more and more money. Our whole sporting culture is on the brink of collapse due to our wrong policies towards games. Sporting bodies are being run by rogue leaders and cunning political heads rather than deserving and dedicated sportspersons. We must learn a lesson from China and try to make our games a matter of fame rather than shame.
Gopal Jee Singh
Harpur, Ballia, U.P

Fighting on lord’s name

It was with a lot of anguish and concern I went through the article, “For Christ’s sake” (TSI, October 2). The factional war going on between the two Christian sects in Kerala seems to be at its peak, wrongly guided and supported by their religious leaders. What is more shocking and unbearable is that they are doing all this in the name of Jesus who preached nothing other than compassion, love, forgiveness and charity, and also advocated that His disciples follow the same. Under the circumstances, we have only one prayer to make to the Merciful Lord. 'Lord, they know not what they do. Please forgive them too!”
Tharcius S.Fernando

Terrorism and punishment

With terrorism being a part of our culture, are we serious to tackle this menace. Or is it that we want to use it as move on the chessboard of manipulative politics. We have seen the killers of Rajiv Gandhi getting away. Likewise, it seems as if we are also on way to Afzal Guru’s clemency. By these means, aren’t we entering into a dangerous and grey area? We need logical closure of such cases instead of politically motivated closures. Keeping an accused alive costs money. And why should we pay tax if our money is wasted on clemency. By forgiving an accused, the government justifies the act as an ‘honest mistake’. Terrorism is a brutal act; punishment needs to be more brutal.
P K V Chirukandan

We lack attitude

The editorial ‘Chinese Olympics versus Commonwealth Games’ (TSI, October 2) is blunt and to the point. There is a difference in attitude and commitment towards a cause between India and China. Our sports officials are more interested in travelling abroad and making money. The coaches are not treated very well. Our infrastructure is poor and whatever we built for the CWG may end up as venues for marriage parties, conferences, trade fairs, and so on. Still it makes one happy to see some committed players in hockey, wrestling, shooting and badminton. Some praise is due to private initiatives like the “gold quest”.
V. Uma

A complete magazine

There is no denial that TSI’s is on its way to mega success; and the reasons are so simple: It has not left any domain of society untouched. Be it Politics, Sports, Fashion, Entertainment, Health, or Sex - all aspects of life have been dealt with an equal precision. If ‘50 Stories India Forgot’ rekindles the diminishing flame of burning issues, ‘Tiger Sir, as I remember him’ is the testimony of how lovingly TSI treasures the fond memories of the real Gems of the country. I wonder what more one can ask from a complete magazine.
Rajneesh Batra
New Delhi

Conversion of a rural consumer

The article “Can Bharat Compete with India” (TSI, October 2), deftly analyses the purchasing trends of the fast emerging rural consumer. The consumption pattern in rural India is slowly, but surely, transforming. Despite inflationary trends, sustained demand for these products indicates sustained growth of the rural market. So with this swiftly changing trend, companies that get the paradigm right will get the much needed head start. After all in today’s increasingly competitive world, companies can no longer ignore a sector that contributes to over 54 per cent of India’s GDP.
Jyotis Chandra Sarkar

Shoddy handling of CWG

The article ''Chinese Olympics versus the Indian Commonwealth Games — a tale of two attitudes! '' (TSI, October 2) brings out the yawning chasm between India and China in conducting big sports events. The author minces no words in lambasting the shoddy handling of the Commonwealth Games. In sharp contrast, unlike India, China took Beijing Olympics as a great opportunity to showcase its magnanimity by conducting the event so smoothly even during its worst critics. Apart from hard work, it is the basic orientation that every Chinese gets from an early age that creates major difference in attitudinal development of people. I really wish our policymakers also read the article before making policies pertaining to education.
Sanjeev Sirohi

Sensible journalism

Journalism is about sense and sensibility and not sensationalism. In a world used to erratic TRP's and sensationalism, TSI has strived to keep itself away from all this. The ‘50 Stories India Forgot’ (TSI, October 16) is a warning about the way we get swayed by instant news and then forget it. Less about the way common readers read and accept the news, it speaks more about the degrading culture of fair and fearless journalism in our country. Be it stories related to corruption, stories related to Kashmir conflict, or Naxalism, or for that matter, any other political scam, majority of the media in our country bows either beneath the political pressure or get lured by monetary benefits. Living in a democracy, isn't it something that we need to care about. Isn't there a need that we revisit the stories and see if there was any change, and this can only come with sensible writing. The Sunday Indian has actually changed the way we view India and the world. Most of these forgotten stories are about instant gratification. Today, we realise what makes sense and what makes nonsense.
Loveen Motwani

UPA’s neglecting concern

In his story, “Expedite Guru’s hanging” (TSI, October 2), the columnist has brought out a very conspicuous political compulsion in almost all the areas of government functioning resulting indecisive attitude towards certain issues. Yet the Government shows undue coaxing to some communities by sanctioning reservation, obviously out of vote bank compulsions. However, in such cases at time, even the National commitment is jeopardized. Besides, lately the UPA Government mostly remains occupied in sorting out their in-house problems, thus the National issues are either delayed or neglected. Likewise it resulted in enormous delay in dealing with the court verdict of convicts on the death row. It is thus expected that Government will stand committed towards the people and rise above the political compulsions.
Lt Col (Retd) Ranjit Sinha

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