Letters

  • I did not praise Narendra Modi. I was misquoted, my words were manipulated: Open letter from actor-playwright Girish Karnad July 10, 2014

    A report in a leading newspaper claimed that the Jnanpith award-winning director and playwright Girish Karnad "praised the good work" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Karnad, known to be a severe Modi critic, condemned the article and issued a clarification, saying that he was misquoted by the newspaper. Here is the...
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba 'chief' threatens judge, wants case against Omar Abdullah dismissed July 5, 2014

    A judge in a local court in Allahabad has received a letter from a person claiming to be a top operative of terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba who has threatened to kill him if he did not dismiss a case filed against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. "We have received a...
  • Little girl's letter asking Google to give her father a day off on his birthday (and because it's summer) goes viral. Google responded in this amazing way June 23, 2014

    It's very difficult to argue with the logic this little girl applies in her handwritten letter to Google appealing to them to give his father a day off on his birthday. And the search giant clearly succumbed to the onslaught of cuteness.The letter, written with blue crayon, was first spotted...
  • Letter war: After Sisodia's attack, a disappointed Yogendra Yadav writes to AAP PAC June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: After differences amongst the top Aam Aadmi Party leaders came to the fore on Friday with a letter from party leader Manish Sisodia surfacing in the media, Yogendra Yadav has now written to the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) expressing his discontent with the party's functioning. Sisodia had accused...
  • Five valuable life lessons you learn from senior journalist Shekhar Gupta's farewell letter to The Indian Express employees June 3, 2014

    It must have been tough writing that letter. But senior journalist Shekhar Gupta's farewell letter to the Indian Express employees - friends and colleagues he said he loved - was deep and thought-provoking. It was both nuanced and heartfelt - therefore moving beyond words. But more than anything it held a...
  • 'We will always be in touch': Shekhar Gupta signs off from The Indian Express after 19 years with a beautiful farewell letter June 2, 2014

    It's always hard to goodbye. It's especially tough if you've worked with an organisation for 19 years and seen history being made with countless breaking news. But Shekhar Gupta, the editor-in-chief of The Indian Express, said adieu to all employees in a beautiful and heart-wrenching letter. Here's the full text...
  • Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak to write letter to Modi seeking toilet at every home June 14, 2014

    Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for coining the slogan "toilet first, temple later", noted sanitation and hygiene expert Bindeshwar Pathak on Saturday expressed his wish to work with the government for making toilets available in every household. "I am going to write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon in...
  • Kejriwal writes open letter on landing in jail; AAP plans mass drive May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal explained to his supporters the circumstances behind him being in jail even as his party launched a mass contact programme over the issue to strengthen its support base with an eye on Assembly elections in Delhi. "I took on former BJP president Nitin...
  • Manmohan Singh sends farewell letters to world leaders May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: As he prepares to demit office, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written farewell letters to leaders of various countries, including US President Barack Obama, former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Singh, who also wrote to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has generally conveyed his thanks to...
  • Rajinikanth finally joins Twitter to deliver us from trolls: An open letter from a passionate Twitter user and fan May 5, 2014

    Sir Rajnikanth, Salutation. Like all major announcements - from sliced bread to the iPhone - the launch of Twitter's ultimate secret weapon against online haters, that is, your joining the social platform, caught humanity completely by surprise on Monday. I have to admit I had often secretly hoped, okay, sermonized publicly...
  • AP: Church leaders ask Christians to vote for secular parties May 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: For the first time, the Andhra Pradesh federation of Churches has issued a pastoral letter urging Christian community to elect only secular parties in the elections. The letter was read out during the mass on Sunday morning. The letter read out on Sunday morning asked the parishioners to elect leaders...
  • Amarinder writes open letter to Modi over Punjabi farmers in Gujarat April 24, 2014

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab, Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Thursday wrote an open letter to him asking about steps taken by his government to stop eviction of Punjabi farmers from Gujarat's Kutch region. He reminded Modi of the promise he had made to the people of the state...
  • A photographer asked 12 convicts to handwrite sincere letters to their younger selves. The result is amazing March 31, 2014

    Photographer Trent Bell asked 12 convicts in the Maine prison system to handwrite sincere letters to their younger selves. The series is called 'Reflect'. ...
  • An open letter to Rahul from Odisha: Only a miracle can save Congress March 24, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: A communication specialist from Bhubaneshwar, Sudhi Ranjan Mishra has sent this open letter to the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. In his letter he questions the selection of candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in Odisha and cautions that the Congress may be pushed to third place...
  • Letter to my daughter: I want you to love yourself for who you are, to not hurt yourself to fit in and never apologise for being a girl March 7, 2014

    My dearest Manya, To say that you have changed my world and my worldview would be an understatement. I wanted it to be perfect. I read pregnancy and parenting books. I argued with my doctor and my parents. I improvised and learned. I wanted you to be perfect. Too perfect, I...
  • UN letter to Kim Jong Un warns on accountability February 17, 2014

    Geneva: A UN panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation. It is unusual for a UN report to directly implicate a nation's leader. But in a letter accompanying a yearlong...
  • Kejriwal cannot table Jan Lokpal Bill, writes L-G to Delhi Speaker February 14, 2014

    Lieutenant General Najeeb Jung on Friday wrote to Delhi AssembLY Speaker saying that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal could not table the Jan Lokpal Bill in House on Friday as it was yet not approved by the Centre. ...
  • Read: Justice AK Ganguly resignation letter January 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly on Tuesday resigned as the chief of West Bengal Human Rights Commission. Justice Ganguly was accused of sexually harassing a law intern. Justice Ganguly said he is stepping down from the post to save his dignity. Here is the full text of the resignation...
  • Full text: Devyani Khobragade's letter to her colleagues December 19, 2013

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has thanked her colleagues in the External Affairs Ministry for their support in the case pertaining to her arrest by the US authorities. Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York, was strip-searched, cavity-searched and swabbed for DNA after her arrest in New York last week...
  • A baby's letter to Santa: What a 10-month-old really, really wants for Christmas December 13, 2013

    You will completely identify with this, especially if you are a new parent. The holiday season is on us and you must be rushing to finish shopping. The letters to Santa Claus are duly sealed. But have you stopped to ask your baby what she really wants for Christmas? A...
  • The Tehelka letters: Tarun Tejpal says it was a fleeting, totally consensual encounter November 23, 2013

    As a special investigation team of Goa Police reached Delhi to question Tarun Tejpal who has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman colleague, conflicting reports emerged in the media of the nature of encounter between the Tehelka founder and the young woman. Tejpal issued an official statement on Friday offering...
  • Army gets final nod for raising corps along China border November 19, 2013

    The government has given its final go ahead to the Army for raising a corps along the China border which will include the deployment of 50,000 additional troops there at a cost of around Rs 65,000 crore. The 17 Corps, the latest and the 14th such formation of the Army, will...
  • Britney Spears writes heartfelt letter to fans October 27, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Britney Spears has written a letter to her fans about her forthcoming album 'Britney Jean' and thanked them for their support. The 31-year-old chose to communicate through a hand-written letter and posted it on her official blog, reports contactmusic.com. "I am putting the finishing touches on my new album,...
  • Read full text of BJP's letter to EC complaining against Rahul Gandhi October 25, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's letter to the Election Commission complaining against Congress Vice President for breaking election model code of conduct. The BJP said Rahul is spreading communal hatred across India. The BJP delegation will meet the Election Commission on Monday. Below is the tect of the letter: To, The Election Commission of...
  • BlackBerry issues open letter in attempt to reassure customers October 15, 2013

    Toronto: BlackBerry is publishing an open letter in major publications around the world in a bid to reassure customers that they can count on the distressed smartphone company. The letter was released Monday on Twitter and will be published in 30 publications in nine countries Tuesday. It acknowledges "these are no...
  • Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch October 10, 2013

    Los Angeles: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the...
  • You are worth more than your sexual appeal: O'Connor to Miley Cyrus October 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Irish singer Sinead O'Connor wrote three letters to Miley Cyrus recently warning her about the evils of the music industry. The latter has responded to it saying she is ready for a one-on-one talk with the former. O'Connor had written to Cyrus expressing concern for the latter and advising...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 30, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is Shinde wrong in singling out Muslims accused in terror related cases? September 30, 2013

    Union Home Minister Sushil Shinde has written a letter to all chief ministers on the issue of wrongful detention of Muslim youngsters in terror cases. Shinde's letter states that a number of cases have come to light which shows members of Muslim community have been wrongly picked up by police...
  • Full Text: Lalit Modi's letter to BCCI, requesting to adjourn the SGM September 25, 2013

    To Shri Sanjay Patel 24 Sep 2013 Cc: Bcci Members As you are aware in C.S. No. 567 of 2013, an ad interim order was granted by learned ADJ No. 2 and Wakf Tribunal, Patiala House Court, New Delhi staying the Special General Meeting to be held on 25.9.2013. Against the said interim...