22 Letters

posted Sep 19, 2018, 8:40 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 8:40 AM ]

Human dignity restored

Sir, The Supreme Court judgment decriminalising sexual relationship between consenting adults of the same gender in private, which was hitherto punishable under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with imprisonment up to 10 years or more, is a laudable step that restores the fundamental right and dignity of humans, which forms the cornerstone of our Constitution. Surprisingly, it took so many years to come to the realisation that public morality and majoritarian view cannot outweigh Constitutional morality. >>>


Why education is important

Sir, With reference to Mr Anthony Henriques' interesting letter titled 'Catholics need to be academically excellent' in The Examiner (Sept. 15-21), education is for one's entire life. It is never a waste of time, because one gains knowledge through it, and it becomes more useful when it is an all round or holistic education.

Given its importance, education must be imparted by well qualified teachers who must make it very interesting and enjoyable to one and all. So the goal must be mandatory and affordable education to wipe out forever the scourge of illiteracy and ignorance.


The Good Old Bandra

Sir, I remember as a little boy when Bandra (West) was a sleepy little Christian community. Most of the kids from the little Christian community that I grew up in went on to St Andrew's. For a long time, the only decent movie theatres for the Western suburb-dwellers were Gaiety-Galaxy-Gemini. By the late 90s, Linking Road had replaced Fashion Street as the go-to place for college students' wardrobes. Bags, shoes, clothes, accessories - they were all available on the numerous tables and tiny stalls that dotted Hill Road and Linking Road.