Open Letter

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft to buy Nokia: Open letter from Steve Ballmer, Stephen Elop September 3, 2013

    Microsoft and Nokia have announced that the software giant will acquire the struggling mobile phone company's devices business for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion). Below is an open letter from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop addressed to consumers: The Next Chapter: An open letter from Steve Ballmer...
  • Edward Snowden's father praises son in an open letter July 3, 2013

    McLean: The father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, frustrated by his inability to reach out directly to his son, wrote him an open letter on Tuesday praising him for "summoning the American people to confront the growing danger of tyranny". The letter was signed by Lon Snowden and his...
  • Calling Ankit Fadia's bluff: Is he the hacker he claims to be? March 4, 2013

    Dear Ankit Fadia, First of all, I'd like to place my unconditional apologies on the record. In fact, before I started to write you this letter, I promised my colleagues these pages will be used to crucify and call your bluff before your 16th book on computer security hits the shelves...
  • Kejriwal's party idea a foolish project: Jethmalani September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Coming out in support of Anna Hazare, noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Thursday termed as "foolish project" the decision of Arvind Kejriwal-led group to form a party and urged the veteran activist to focus only on corruption. In an open letter to Hazare, the Rajya Sabha MP also suggested...
  • Open letter to PC on 'unfair' targeting of Muslims June 14, 2012

    New Delhi: A protest against what the activists called the 'unfair' targeting of Muslim men in the name of fighting terror was called by various civil society organizations on Thursday at the residence of Home Minister P Chidambaram in the national capital. The activists had planned the protest outside Chidambaram's...
  • Open Letter: Calling me a Maoist won't make me one May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: On Friday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called Presidency University student Taniya Bhardwaj a CPI(M) cadre and a Maoist for asking a question about the conduct of senior state ministers and officials over crimes against women. The question was asked at an open house session with the...
  • It's David vs Goliath at Kudankulam: activist February 28, 2012

    Chennai: The protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is a classic David-Goliath fight between ordinary citizens and the powerful Indian government, the leader of the anti-KNPP movement says. In an open letter on Tuesday to Indian citizens seeking their support for the struggle, People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy...
  • Modi expresses grief for 2002 riot victims September 17, 2011

    New Delhi: On the eve of his 72-hour fast, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in an another open letter to the nation expressed sadness for lives lost in the 2002 Godhra riots. Modi also said Gujarat has come out of these difficulties and leap-frogged on the path of development....
  • Modi writes another letter on the eve of his fast September 16, 2011

    Gandhinagar: On the eve of his three-day fast starting from Saturday, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has written another letter on Friday inviting support from the nation for the Sadbhavna Mission. In the letter, Modi wrote that he will ensure justice in Gujarat and will fulfill his duties as the Chief...
  • Full text: Sanjiv Bhatt's open letter to Modi September 15, 2011

    Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, in an open letter to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, said that the BJP stalwart has "completely misconstrued" the order passed by the Supreme Court in the Gulberg Housing Society riot case of 2002. In an open letter to the people of Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra...
  • Bhatt accuses Modi of misconstruing SC order September 15, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has written an open letter to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying the BJP stalwart has "completely misconstrued" the order passed by the Supreme Court in the Gulberg Housing Society riot case of 2002. "It seems you have completely misconstrued the judgement and the...
  • Anna arrest: Shiv Visvanathan's open letter to PM August 16, 2011

    Dear Mr Prime Minister, I am writing this to you as I always assumed you were a decent man. I was waiting for your speech on August 15th, hoping you would somehow say something meaningful on corruption that would redeem your long silence. Your speech was disappointing. What you said was...
  • Full text: Anna Hazare writes an open letter to MPs August 2, 2011

    As the government plans to introduce its version of the Lokpal Bill in the parliament this week, Anna Hazare has written an open letter to the MPs making an appeal to them not to allow introduction of such an anti poor Lokpal Bill. In his letter to the parliamentarians Anna...
  • Narendra Modi writes an open letter to Anna April 12, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after Anna Hazare praised Narendra Modi for the development work the Gujarat Chief Minister had undertaken, Modi posted an open letter on his blog addressed to Anna Hazare, hailing the veteran Gandhian and anti-corruption activist. Here's the full text of Narendra Modi's open letter to Anna...
  • An open letter to Union Sports Minister September 24, 2007

    To The Honourable Union Sports Minister, Dear Sir, I do not know the reason why you were not present to watch the finals of the Asia Cup Hockey tournament at Chennai on Sunday. Like I do not know the reason(s) for moving Hockey from the priority list to the general...
  • An open letter to Dr Kalam May 27, 2007

    Dear and Respected Abdul Kalamji, I would like to convey our Motherland's wishes in her own words: “You have done a lot for me, by putting your efforts, dreams, knowledge, enjoyment and life for technological development, and you’re the inspiration to the coming generations to do so. I know you are...