I do not agree with what the article Science and religion (August 21) had to say. I believe science and religion can not co-exist. Science requires reasoning while religion encourages unquestioned faith. Consider, for example, the case of the believers who thronged Mahim beach in Mumbai to have a taste of the “sweet” sea water, without thinking about the consequences or questioning why such a thing had occurred. Religion obstructs intellectual growth. Neither does it provide any solution to the natural calamities striking us time and again. It only encourages superstition and in turn adds to social problems.
Niamul Hossain Mallick Burdawan
This has reference to the article, Migraine misery (August 21). It is sad to know that so many people all over the world suffer from migraine. But what is perplexing is the fact that there is no medicine for its cure. Most sufferers say that painkillers simply provide temporary relief. I too suffered from migraine until a homeopath cured me. It does take some time for the treatment to bear fruit, but it’s sure and without side-effects.
Prahlad Agarwala Nadia
Your article, Silent killer (August 28), was quite useful. In India, most of us believe that developing brittle bones during old age has nothing to do with diet or exercise. So many accidents among the elderly could be avoided if these people knew the importance of adequate calcium intake. And you have rightly pointed out that awareness on the issue has become all the more necessary keeping in mind that the aged in today’s society often do not have anybody to look after them. So why not learn to be strong and independent'
Urmimala Sengupta Bolpur
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