Babasa­heb would have laughed at it

Tehelka - - PROS&CONS - RJ KHU­RANA,

Car­toons are an in­of­fen­sive form of hu­mour that de­pict irony in a man­ner that a thou­sand words can­not. What will In­dia be if it drives out hu­mour from its soil? Ambed­kar is an iconic fig­ure and did us proud with his schol­ar­ship and far-sight­ed­ness. But let’s not in­sult his very fine, tol­er­ant and lib­eral hu­man­ness.

LOONY TUNES

Re­fer to ‘Draw­ing a Dan­ger­ous Line’ by Shoma Chaud­hury, 26 May. A very well-an­a­lysed write-up. It is true the In­dian Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans of all hues, ir­re­spec­tive of the po­lit­i­cal par­ties they be­long to, have stooped down to den­i­grate the Au­gust in­sti­tu­tion to nur­ture their self­ish am­bi­tions to be in power.

KE­WAL KHANNA, ON EMAIL

POP AL­TRU­ISM

Re­fer to ‘The Power of One’ by Su­naina Kumar, 19 May. It’s a plea­sure to know peo­ple like Aamir are do­ing so much for the na­tion. I am a so skills trainer for stu­dents and cor­po­rates. When I’m face to face with the young­sters, I feel they need a cat­a­lyst in their lives. I rarely watch TV, but this man has changed me and I’m hooked to his show.

SHAIFALI VEDA, ON EMAIL

HELP­LESS PLIGHT

Re­fer to ‘The Anatomy of a Rape’ by Nishita Jha, 31 March. You have high­lighted the plight of rape vic­tims in In­dia very well. The In­dian jus­tice sys­tem is so flawed that the women who re­port such crimes are not likely to get jus­tice. If at all, they would face se­ri­ous ha­rass­ment and fur­ther emo­tional abuse. Plus, our so­ci­ety is re­ally cruel to the vic­tims. I wish there

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