Touch the sky
Our fears about poor infrastructure for science students in this country were reinforced by your story, The planet hunter (November 6). However, it was nice to read about Kailash Sahu, his dream of pursuing the stars and his journey from a remote village in Orissa to Nasa. That he has done so well for himself is heartening. But when he says that he would one day like to come back to where his roots are, it touches us all. Sahu is the perfect icon for our youths, at least for those interested in science and astronomy. Hope his story will inspire our youngsters to toil and struggle and to never give up until they have reached their goal.
B.N. Bose Dum Dum Park
The Why corner published by KnowHOW (page 8) is interesting. It answers our queries on common issues that are a part of our daily lives but about which we know nothing about. Last week’s topic, Why are we attracted to certain people, was particularly fun to read. Many people think that beauty and sex appeal are the sole reasons for being attracted to someone. However, there are other important factors such as behaviour — and psychologists also confirm this. Hope the column can be expanded to accommodate more topics in a single issue.
T.R. Anand Calcutta
Taste buds to blame
The headline, Fire in the belly, said it all (November 6). Perhaps it is some sort of craving that propels one towards sinful food that in the long run causes gastric ulcers. It’s not the first time that these things have been brought to light. But who cares' Starting from roadside vendors to plush restaurants, everyone seems to be trying their hardest to entice customers and make them eat. If the food is so tempting, can eaters be the only ones to blame'
Arta Mishra Calcutta
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