Day: February 21, 2017

Suicidal acts for publicity should be discouraged

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It is absolutely a suicidal act craving for personal publicity. Public display and wide dissemination of these type of acts through print and online media, in particular social media create an urge in young minds to try and do a similar or different type inviting possible chances of death or permanent injuries.
I suggest the videos should be removed from the web and those who do such things should be punished so that there is a sense of fear among others who may attempt such things in future and prevent them from doing so. Congratulations to Dubai Police for taking the first step to warn such people.

Letters to the editor, The National dated 20 February 2017 on the topic

Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from Cayan Tower

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Hold her accountable!

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It is a highly unbelievable and a one-off situation what the people of the state as well as those who love the Tamil people are witnessing now (‘India’s top court shows the way in fighting graft’, Gulf News, February 15). First and foremost, we are living in an era that should have freedom to express our constitutional rights and thoughts and not just follow the whims and fancies of anyone who claims to have confidence or power or even access to power.

Wonder why the educated Tamil people, men and women, sit quiet and say nothing on this issue. They had more of a voice and mass to express and unite themselves for the Jallikattu Festival issue than for a situation like these pseudo rulers.

Who is forcing Vivekanandan Krishnaveni Sasikala to remain in politics, if she feels that it’s hard for a woman to survive in politics? Sit quiet and be comfortable at home and enjoy the money that has been quietly earned over the years rather than perish with more greed.

Without strong sentencing and monetary punishment, which surprisingly was not handed out in this case, the process may continue to happen considering the timeframe for such verdicts.

From Mr Ramesh Menon

Abu Dhabi

To read it in original, visit:

Hold her accountable! – Letters to the editor Gulf News Dt 21 February 2017

Obituary – Allakky Srinivas – a tribute

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Aum Sri Sai Ram

My most humble and loving Pranams at the lotus feet of our Beloved Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

I am very sorry to inform all that Bro.Allakky Srinivas passed away on 20 February 2017 in Abu Dhabi.

With prayers sharing a small video compilation that summarises Allakky Srinivasjis devotion, seva, selfless service and life. May his soul rest in peace.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
20 February 2017