Posted On Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 08:15:59 AM
What’s PMC up to?
This is with reference to the news report ‘PMC’s property flak’ (PM, August 13). Actions speak louder than words and PMC’s actions certainly don’t speak well.
The civic body has been sitting on a list of property tax defaulters provided by a proactive citizen, Sher Khan of Kondhwa, who should be sincerely appreciated for his efforts.
Why is a corporation whose only sources of revenue are octroi and property tax not actively pursuing the matter? The matter should be pursued lest it raise eyebrows. A little police protection for Sher Khan might also do him good.
- Gaurav Gupta
It was heartbreaking to read of the brutal attack on a dog by cruel residents of a chawl in Sangvi, ‘Chawl residents brutalise stray dog’ (PM, August 12). Reading the description of what they did to the stray dog made me believe these people are more animalistic than the animal they tortured.
The courage and concern shown by Girish who immediately called a doctor and brought the matter to the notice of animal activists and the police is truly commendable. Let us hope the police will do their best to get these people maximum punishment and that Pune Mirror follows up this case.
- R Radhakrishnan
Kudos, Sushil Kumar
Although Sushil Kumar only won two silver medals at the London Olympics, I feel he is predestined to return as the Golden Olympian for India, having won medals in successive Olympics — the first to do so. His final duel in London was watched by millions of his countrymen all praying for his win.
The duel can be compared to an India- Pakistan cricket final. Kumar’s thumping victory also underscores India’s place in the world of wrestling. The sports authorities must accord priority to this sport that was championed by the mighty Bhima in the Mahabharata.
The highest ever Olympics medal tally for India and the large number of Indian Olympians reaching the quarter-finals and semi-finals are positive signs for the country’s sporting fraternity. Nevertheless, what is to be noted is that we are not good at team events, but in individual ones. Let the individual spirit blossom fully.
- Bichu Muttathar
Racism needs to be stopped
When I was young, making fun of people from the Northeast by calling them ‘Chinki’ or ‘Chinese’ was cool. As I grew up, however, I realised that it wasn’t funny or cool just because they’re from another part of India. To me, they are the most hardworking people you will ever come across.
They have the physique and stamina that helps them achieve the toughest of physical tasks, the latest and most shining example being Mary Kom who won the women’s boxing bronze medal for India at the London Olympics.
The very next piece of news Iheard was that people from the Northeast are being targeted in Pune and other parts of the country for belonging to Assam. I find it ridiculous. How can innocent students studying away from home be held responsible and punished for something they have nothing to do with?
- Rushikesh Baiwar