India-China relations

Sir, The recent meeting between External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Astana highlights a crucial step towards resolving the prolonged border issues in eastern Ladakh. The commitment to respect…

Crowd management

Sir, The tragic stampede at the religious congregation in Hathras, which claimed over 121 lives, highlights a critical need for effective crowd management and safety protocols at large gatherings. The local administration’s failure to anticipate…

Protect Biodiversity

Sir, Biodiversity is the variability among living organism and stands important for the survival of the earth. Its importance can be seen in every aspect of life viz-a-viz social, aesthetic and in moral. The problem…

Incredible feat of Men in Blue

Sir, This refers to the Editorial, “Historic Win (July 1)”. From ‘In the air, Sreesanth takes it… India win!’; To ‘In the air, it’s India who win the T20 World Cup… The drought is over!’.…

Return of the native

Sir, This is with reference to the write-up “The Clamour for Return”. The writer Khosa is the President of Kashmiri Pandit Sabha, Ambphalla and a leading light of the KP community. Very few Kashmiri Pandit…

Army’s skin bank initiative

Sir, I am writing to commend the Indian Army on the launch of the first of its kind skin bank facility aimed at treating severe burn injuries. This initiative reflects a commendable commitment to enhancing…

Tackling urban traffic jams

Sir, The increasing traffic congestion in both metro-politan and smaller cities in India is alarming. This issue, once confined to large cities, now plagues even middle-class towns. Effective solutions include expanding public transport, promoting cycling,…

Environmental protection

Sir, Dr Rafi Ramzan Dar’s article on environmental protection highlights the dire need for immediate and collective action to combat environmental degradation. The alarming increase in pollution, deforestation, and global warming is a testament to…