Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 09:03:16 AM
Fedex — the all time best
Watching Roger Federer play is like witnessing poetry in motion. His skills are sublime. He glides as if he is levitating and the wide array of his strokes leaves viewers astounded.
He has the best single- handed backhand, the best second serve in the game, the best backhand pickup at the baseline and the best backhand slice.
His forehands are majestic, and a work of sheer genius. Unlike power hitters like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, who only play a hard baseline game, Federer mixes it up, plays an all court game and has the best net play.
At 31, he is incomparable and has the maximum number of Grand Slam singles titles, 17. He is still number one in the world, supremely fit. It is always a treat to watch him play.
Stop exploiting kids
This is with reference to ‘School makes 7-yr-old sit on bench throughout night’, (PM, July 10). A child being made to sit out for the whole night hungry just for asking for a second helping of dal or being mischievous is not justified and the accused should be taken to task.
All children like to make mischief but that does not mean that they should be punished in a brutal manner. Such incidents not only affect the victim but also impact other students.
Unfortunately, offences against children are on the rise across the country. The government must take steps to stop the exploitation of kids.
- Lt Col Jayashree M Baxi (Retd)
This is with reference to recent reports on corporal punishment published in Pune Mirror. It is absolutely shocking to see that teachers still indulge in ancient practices. This is completely preposterous.
A teacher has the right to discipline a student but that does not mean they beat them with sticks or iron rods. Teachers must talk to the students first and give them a chance to improve.
The education department can also introduce a teach and train programme for teachers. As a nation we are progressing but our education system is still archaic.
- Angad Singh Dhillon
Shortage of fish
This refers to ‘Fish out of water’, (PM, July 11). Already the prices of vegetables and other essentials are skyrocketing and now poor rainfall has added to the woes. Fish is a regular part of my diet and the news of a shortage is saddening as the rates are bound to go up.
- Jalil Choudhary