Posted On Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 09:01:21 AM
Mukund Magar’s story was a rare departure from the regular dose of news. I applaud Pune Mirror for the article ‘The undertaker of Panchgani’, (PM, July 23). It is a real tribute to Magar who has been doing a great service to humanity. Gems like Magar make the world a better place to live in. The Pune Mirror team has been doing an equally great job by bringing to light untold stories. Real life heroes like Magar would go unnoticed if the media don’t care to report them. Thank you for bringing out such excellent stories.
- Anand Gopal
Unfair to athletes
This refers to your front page article ‘Hours before Games, Team India breathing fire over shoddy kits’, (PM, July 27). It was disheartening to read about sub-standard uniforms being given to the best sportspersons to compete at the Olympics. It will not only embarrass the athletes but also bring disrepute to the nation. The athletes toil hard to qualify for the Olympics and this is what they get. But our cricket team never faces such issues .
I am sure they get the best merchandise and some even get it custom made. Such disparity will send a wrong signal to our athletes that cricket is all that we care about.
- Ankur Sinha
It is embarrassing to know that the kit provided to the Indian contingent at the Olympics is sub-standard. Rightly pointed out by your correspondent, it is indeed an Indian problem and it is hard to find such things in the rest of the world. This development reeks of yet another scam.
To bring out the truth, the government must dig deeper into the process of awarding the contract to Dida. However, it seems some people are simply not interested in the country winning medals. In every deal, the main objective appears to be making money. But they should at least have spared the athletes .
- M Ganeshan
The London Olympics have just started and a lot has been discussed about the chances of the Indian contingent making it big this time. Let us not be over optimistic. As compared to other countries, our investment in sporting infrastructure has been meagre. If at all our athletes return with a bag of medals, the entire credit should go to them for their relentless efforts.
- Aniruddha Pawaskar
Nikhil needs counselling
This refers to ‘Kidnapped? No he was kidding!’, (PM, July 27). When Pune Mirror had reported Nikhil’s account of his abduction and assault , I was moved at the poor chap’s plight. However, I thank the city police for digging up the truth. Now that the case is cracked we have an even greater problem. What do we do with the actual culprit, Nikhil? The incident highlights the need to address the growing trend of fake abductions. Parents also need to be vigilant and talk to their kids regularly. Nikhil should seek counselling to figure out his problem.
- Adip Roy