Not pain pals
Its true that most mother-daughter relations are fraught with tensions (Close fight, December 19). These tensions are aggravated by an overbearing mother suspecting her daughters every move or an independent daughter who faults her mothers every question regarding her well being. This, however, doesnt mean that they cant be the best of friends. A mutual respect and empathy for each others value systems can really make a mother and daughter to come close and share all their secrets as only best friends can.
Kumar Sourav Das
Tabs on porn
Pornography on the Internet is all set to get legal teeth once the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) launches exclusive domains for porn sites (Reserved for XXX, December 12). Its scary that now even children can access these sites easily by just clicking on the mouse. Therefore its important that ICANN must do more to protect children and persons at an impressionable age from browsing these sites with strict password-protected access. This will help in preserving the moral integrity of our young ones.
No preachers please
Its evident that there is need for good science teachers today (Lure of ideas, December 12). A good teacher should evoke an eagerness in the student to learn about science rather than scare them with drab lectures. And this can be achieved by interspersing the lessons with illustrative examples. Mr Simon Singh of the UK demonstrated this amply during his lecture on the history of the Universe and emergence of the idea of humanity at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur. We wish his book Origin of Cosmos will teach science teachers to be more inspiring.
Dum Dum Park
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