Not their fault
Can you blame them (“Indian woman visits father after months, finds body on sofa”, Gulf News, October 4)? They had to pursue their career. Perhaps the father was comfortable where he was. And he was building a two-storey house, so by the sound of that, he seems to be well off. He could have hired caretakers. In many cases the children have to leave the country so they can provide for their family back home. They can’t always visit their parents, can they? The same applies for those who have left their villages and states to build a life in big cities. It’s a harsh world. The blame isn’t on the children when it comes to poor, developing countries. The blame should be placed on the economy and the way business runs this world that forces people to leave their parents to be able to provide for them.
From Mr Morvarid Jalali
Not good for public
It might be true that the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and demonetisation has benefited the Indian government. However, as a layman, we do not know whether the economy is improving or not, but we, the common man, continue to suffer due to the skyrocketing prices of essential items. The Indian Finance Minister should not have imposed the GST on food and luxury items at the same rate. In fact, we feel like there should have been a single rate. To top it all, the free license to oil companies have hurt the common people silently by increased prices of petrol. This has forced the transport companies to hike up their transport charges, which indirectly affects the prices of day to day items. At this rate we are afraid whether even God will be able to save us.
From Mr N. Mahadevan
Gun control needed
The recent shooting incident in Las Vegas has had the highest number of causalities in US history (“America’s aversion to gun control”, Gulf News, October 4). Whoever is the administrator of the White House, the shooting culture is highly unacceptable. The government should tighten the security in larger gatherings like at concerts. It is high time that the US authorities take a strong strategy to eradicate the gun menace, which is existing there for decades and save the innocent people. I pray for the victims.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Intervention is the only way
This happens decade after decade (“Rohingya fleeing Myanmar say army redoubling push to clear villages”, Gulf News October 4). Brutal killings, rapes and genocide are taking a place in Myanmar, so how is this problem going to be solved by the United Nations? I think there will not be peace in this country unless the UN intervenes and finds a solution. The UN Security Council needs to deploy peacekeeping forces in Myanmar.
From Mr Pamas Faruk
Congratulations are in order
Praise for the Sri Lankan cricket team, especially their old war horse, Rangana Herath, who captured an 11-wicket haul, to plot the downfall of Pakistan at Abu Dhabi (“Pakistan succumb to Herath magic in the capital”, Gulf News, October 3). It is a remarkable turnaround as they had to defend a small target of 138 runs. We also congratulate Herath for capturing 400 test wickets in just 84 test matches. Well done Sri Lanka, keep it up.
From Ms Janaki Mahadevan
Protect the planet
My love for the Earth makes me want to write this (“President, PM, top leaders pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, Shastri”, Gulf News, October 3). It’s high time we do our best to protect it. Today’s wastage is tomorrow’s shortage. We have to remember this. On Gandhi Jayanti or the celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, I want to say - be the change you want to see in the world. Looking at today’s fast moving lifestyle, we all have to do our little bit to save the planet. This is just a small step towards saving our beautiful Earth.
From Mr Aaryan Shankar Pai
Teachers are our pride
As each academic year is about to commence, parents are found to be hyperventilating over who the class teacher is going to be (“Dubai Cares to train 17,000 Ugandan teachers”, Gulf News, October 4). They all want the teacher to be an outstanding one however when it comes to choosing a career for their children, no parent wants that the child be a teacher. It is a strange paradox, I must say. As the world celebrated International Teacher’s Day on 5th October, I pay my tribute to all the teachers of the world who educate young minds and help them build a nation. Though teaching is not a lucrative job any more, I am sure teachers will always be in demand in some form or the other, as ‘coaches’ or ‘facilitators’. Kudos to them who labour so much just to nurture our children, and to turn them into superb human beings.
From Ms Navanita Varadpande
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