Voice of the People

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Boundless voice

This is with reference to sad demise of famous Indian playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam. SPB, as he is fondly known among numerous fans and fellow artistes, had unique voice that had been apt to many Indian languages like Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, resulting in perfect songs out there. Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I, as a schoolchild then, had happened to start watching many a song sung by him and also Tamil movies starring him.
I fondly remember his songs being often aired on local TV and FM radio channels in my native areas like Tuticorin and Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. In India, cinema has been a wonderful platform up till today, having been making impact on the masses across the board. During my childhood and college years, Tamil cinema had impacted me greatly – I being a great fan of maestro Ilaiyaraaja and film director Mani Ratnam.
Even in countries like the USA and in most Asian nations, movies, songs and music have been a way of life, shaping the people and life. As for the late SP Balasubrahmanyam, his boundless and tireless voice will keep on feeding the minds and hearts forever in the form of those numerous beautiful, everlasting songs sung by him. My humble tribute to such big personalities as SPB [Remember, cinema has been an “evolving,” inspiring medium]!
P SENTHIL S DURAI
Mumbai

No rain

Corona virus still exists and no medicine has been prepared for this virus. If no rain in the next few days, it will be worried situation because; flu, fever, cough and other viral diseases will cause damage to human health at high level. Environment is not good these days due to Covid-19, and weather is going to change as well. Viral diseases spread from people to people and this is serious matter because, when a person’s health is not good, they cause danger for other people. Corona virus is all about flu and fever etc. Pakistan is not affected with corona virus too much and this thing is positive and motivate us that we as a nation fight together to overcome this deadly virus.
On the other hand, other countries like Europe affected more and more with this virus. Overall in the world, all educational institutions, malls and public places are opened and public go there with all precautionary measures. We should wear mask and use hand sanitizer to save from this virus. Wearing mask is important because, air is not pure due to pollution. Social distancing is also important. Now, we should take good care of ourselves because, people move freely and gatherings are seen sometimes. Whenever gatherings are, chances of virus are high at that place. We should adopt precautionary measures with full responsibility.
ABDUL WADOOD
Lahore

Cinema halls should now reopen

Cinema halls all over the country should now start reopening. But there should be adequate physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed outside the auditoriums, common areas and waiting areas at all times. There should also be hand sanitizers, preferably in the touch-free mode, at the entry and exit points as well as common areas within the premises.
Respiratory etiquettes should also be strictly followed. This involves the strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing with a tissue or handkerchief or flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly. Use of face masks should also be made mandatory. Spitting should also be strictly prohibited.
JUBEL D’CRUZ
Mumbai, India

Youth and crime

Why the crime rate is high in our society? The major answer is “un-employment”! When the people are jobless and find no way to earn money, they are compelled to commit crimes. Particularly, the youth are involved in crime out of frustration when they don’t find jobs in the market.
Therefore, the government should take worthwhile steps towards this matter and generate job opportunities at every level. Government should play important role towards the betterment of the youth. When youth is going in a right direction, country automatically goes on a right path.
ABDUL WADOOD
Lahore

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