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Letters to the Editor

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Kudos to author K P Ramanunni

No kudos will be enough for K.P.Ramanunni, the noted Malayalam author, for handing over almost the entire prize money of the Sahitya Akademi award amounting to Rs. One Lakh(keeping a token amount of mere Rs.3/- for himself) that he has won for the novel Daivathinte Pustakam(God's own book) to the unfortute mother of the innocent boy Juid, who was murdered by the self-declared guardians of Hindus and "Gomata" in a railway station near New Delhi.

When the so-called "tiolists" do not feel an iota of shame or repentance on the gruesome murder of the son of India, Ramanunni displays conscience and humility enough to term this unique gracious act as "pence for that wicked sin".

However, it is hardly surprising because conscience and humility form the sole preserver of secular and the upright persons just like hatred and audacity form the typical characteristics of the bunch of commul cowards. The person, who can illustrate Prophet Muhammad and Lord Krish as close friends or brothers in the award-winning novel so as to promote commul harmony and continues to walk on the path of secularism despite threats of murder by the fatic forces, simply belongs to another higher level in moral and spiritual terms.

To protest against the shameless scandalous silence on the part of the authorities concerned and Who's Who of India following gruesome killing of the Mohammad Akhlaques for their alleged "sin" of consuming beef and murder of intellectuals like M.M.Kalburgi for their "fault" of protesting against commulism; many intellectuals had returned their tiol-level awards with yantara Sahgal leading the way.

Stunned by such non-violent protest, the commul rabid Hindutva brigade had "gifted" them all sorts of derogatory terms including "anti-tiol" in choicest of languages! I wonder how the fatics will now react to the much tighter slap landed on their faces, courtesy the unique gesture of the great K.P.Ramanunni!

Kajal Chatterjee,

D-2/403 Peerless gar,


Film Diplomacy

Superstar Aamir Khan said it will be wonderful if Chinese and Indian talents make a film together. As one of the most recognized Indian actors in Chi, Aamir has visited Chi twice since 2015. He said he felt the Chinese and Indian people have many things in common when it comes to characters and social culture.

India and Chi enjoy high level of civilization with a diversity of cultures and a long history. There are many Chinese actors who are very talented. Aamir really wants to do films with talents from Chi. Aamir would like to see a lot of collaboration between creative people from Chi and India, making stories that people from both countries would love to see. He thinks it will be wonderful for Indian audience to see Chinese actors and Chinese talents. It will bring the two countries closer and the bilateral relation will also improve, he feels.

Satish Kumar Sarma,


Biswath Chariali.

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