Letters to the editor
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Lessons from the US
It is really heartening to learn that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the hot contenders for the American Presidency, who were found engaged in a heated debate just two days ago were later seen together in a charity dinner, sharing jokes and pleasantries as friends.
Forgetting that they were trying to outwit each other in their earlier official debates, the two leaders made jokes even at their own expenses to make the charity meet lively, memorable and useful to the organisers. No jealousy, no ego, no animosity among themselves but only one thing pervaded there, united oneness of them, for a true a cause. That is why they are great and the American President also goes with another title--the CEO of the world. Can this happen here, among our leaders, particularly in Tamil Nadu? Our leaders don't see eye to eye. Jealousy, that green eyed monster as Shakespeare named it, greed, vanity and ego are present in abundance.
What a difference it would make to our nation and the people if only our leaders learn from and emulated such great souls like Obama and Romney.
Tharcius S Fernando
Theft at the highest office
This refers to the shocking news that valuable antiques, gifts and other memorable items are found missing from Rashtrapati Bhavan with some of these reportedly taken away by former Presidents and some others by officers of the President's Secretariat. Even though an enquiry has been set up and efforts are reportedly being made to bring back all these items to Rashtrapati Bhavan, it is necessary to make public the names of all those public who dared to move and/or were part of decision-taking process for these official items being moved out. Criminal action for theft should be taken against those who may be found to have taken these items without being noted in official records.
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