Posted On Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 09:13:14 AM
This refers to Qaneez Sukhrani’s article ‘Rash driving, bratty behaviour: that’s the new KP’, (PM, July 16). Firstly, I thank Pune Mirror for an elaborate description of the old and new Koregaon Park (KP).
Given that change is the only constant, how can KP remain the same? But I do not agree with Sukhrani’s claim that the Osho Commune helped dilute the serene environs of KP.
In fact, the Commune has maintained the serenity of the original KP for the last three decades. The Commune preserved the environment by building everything in harmony with Nature.
It gifted citizens a beautiful park, which was created out of a stinking nullah. The pubs, liquor shops, night clubs, hookah parlours, etc and the migrant IT professionals are responsible for disturbing the peace of the locality and not the Commune.
- Aradhana Chudasama
The uprising has begun
This refers to ‘Ramdev aide arrested in fake passport case’, (PM, July 21). I think the government wants to frighten Ramdev and deter him from going ahead with his proposed protest at Ramlila Maidan next month. Whenever voices are raised against corruption, our politicians have subdued the movement.
But the government must realise that the masses have awakened and there’s no stopping them now. Peoples’ resolve to fight corruption has been further strengthened with the happenings in Egypt and they are sure of a victory.
- Uday Ramu
This is with reference to ‘Bicycle thieves?’, (PM, July 20 ). The State government has shown a completely flippant attitude by laying down a 2 km distance clause for enabling needy girls to avail free bicycles. It should have been the state telling the local selfgovernments to take such initiatives.
Further, it was disappointing to know that the girls are forced to drop out of school because of poor transportation . Maharashtra has already been in the news for rising female foeticide and now an illogical rationale will earn the state a bad name.
- Amol Shastri
Girls from villages have to face a lot of difficulties to reach their school. The Pune Zilla Parishad has shown foresight by introducing the free bicycle scheme.
The move will certainly help the needy but enthusiastic girls. Instead of making a silly suggestion like the 2 km distance condition, the State government should appreciate the Zilla Parishad for coming up with the noble thought.
- Krishna Kapure
When the State government can’t provide basic facilities like good transport systems in villages then why is it creating hurdles for the needy? At a time when the country is looking forward to eradicating illiteracy, such a backward decision will hamper our journey towards a literate India.
- Ajay Marodkar