up before a terrible war breaks out in this volatile region. THOMAS EDMUNDS CHENNAI
FIFA World Cup 2018 witnessed the emergence of new teams that humbled established teams (“A cupful of surprises”, August 17). The crowning of France as champion was the culmination of the team’s month-long stellar allround performance. The finale proved to be a battle of equals and was a visual treat for football lovers.
There are bright journalists who are dedicated to the profession and whose efforts go unsung. Such journalists, who work for small publications, should also be written about. The plus point for journalists in the U.S. is that they do not have to face income tax raids or lynch mobs. One has seen what can happen to journalists in Pakistan, where they can get killed or have their computers and phones taken away by armed men and where they have to get themselves relocated to a liberal nation for their own safety. DEENDAYAL M. LULLA MUMBAI