Posted On Wednesday, June 06, 2012 at 08:26:06 AM
‘The Aarushi dissection’ (PM, June 5) by Avirook Sen was a great article. It provided a perspective close to the ground reality and beyond sensationalism. Great journalism! Waiting for more such reads.
- Aviral Bansal
Sceptical or not?
I loved your column ‘It’s a sceptics’ society’ (PM, June 4) about views cynics have on Aamir Khan’s show Satyamev Jayate. I am a major Aamir Khan fan. I believe as long as work is done, money or no money — it doesn’t matter. Politicians today get a huge amount of money sanctioned for development of the country and look where it goes!
Every citizen of this country knows this but we still turn a blind eye towards it. The moment a celebrity charges his fee, there are thousands of cynics who are ready to take him down. I don’t know about cynics but one thing I believe in is however small it may be, this show makes a difference!
- Srinidhi Baliga
As a doctor who has served in the Armed Forces and practiced as a physician for a long time, facts mentioned in the show Satyamev Jayate need introspection rather then an apology from Aamir Khan. A student pays lakhs of rupees for admission to an MBBS course and crores for MD and DM degrees.
To become eligibe to practice and then fleece, a doctor has to shell out at every step. A doctor cannot survive unless he pays commission to seniors, receives cuts from pharmaceutical companies and engage touts. This happens in other professions as well.
- Lt Col Dr V P Taneja
Apropos Shanta Gokhale’s piece ‘It’s a Sceptics’ Society’ (PM, June 4), branding every viewer who does not share your enthusiasm over Satyamev Jayate as a sceptic or cynic is unfair. Of the Bollywood Khans, only Aamir has any pretence to an intellect. Why then does Aamir’s well-intentioned crusade leave one quite cynical? SMJ has seen four episodes by now, and is beginning to drag.
Despite Aamir’s tears (I have no grouse about how much he’s paid), the angst looks a bit put on, the outrage of the audience a bit staged, the solutions a bit too pat, and — as was the case of the ‘branded versus generic medicines’ debate — issues dangerously oversimplified! Aamir Khan is being touted as India’s Oprah Winfrey, but in terms of impact it’s too early to say how much his show will actually achieve.
- Lt Col Dr V P Taneja
Shoot it out of sight!
I have been in Pune for eight months and am an avid reader of Pune Mirror. However, it surprises me that you regularly feature an article like ‘Shot at Sight’. It is a waste of space and diminishes your value and should be discontinued. If people want their identities and interests to be known, then we have social networking platforms and everyone is aware of them.
If you have less news to publish then reduce the number of pages. There will be no objection to a page saved on such a large basis. I am confident that are plenty of readers who will agree with me and you, on your part, will do what is right.
- Rahul Dalal