I wanted to raise a concern with regards to the Indian map shown in the Business pages, with respect to an Ikea store opening in India (“Chicken meatballs spice up Ikea in India”, Gulf news, August 10). My concern is about Gulf News not showing the northern-most Indian state accurately, and I would appreciate Gulf News’ response on the same.
From Mr Kashyap Sampat
Maps published by us are accurate. Sometimes, when maps are part of infographics or the focus is on a particular area, design plays a role in the display. But, thank you for the feedback and we will keep it in mind for the future.
Too much information
What’s the point of sharing such information (“Beware of the new ‘Momo challenge’”, Gulf News, August 16)? Now, people will search for it. It means you are promoting the challenge, which is totally nonsensical.
From Mr Mohammad Junaid Mandoori
Why focus on this?
Gulf News, are you promoting this challenge? These kinds of issues disappear if people don’t pay attention to it and just ignore it. But if newspapers like Gulf News bring such stories into the spotlight, then definitely, people’s attention to it increases.
From Mr Humayun Saleem
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
A newspaper’s role is reporting the ground reality without bias, especially if it is affecting people. This is a story that is increasing in impact and necessary to be reported, so as to alert the community. Ignorance is dangerous and just because we might not be fully aware of something does not mean it might or might not affect us. Information equips us to deal with issues – forewarned is being forearmed.
Something for the young
I came to Dubai in 2010 and since then, I have been a Gulf News subscriber. Initially, there was a children’s page with activities like ‘Connect the dots’, mazes and interesting information for young readers. But suddenly, Gulf News stopped publishing this page. My son is five years old and he has observed me reading the newspaper, ever since he was born. Now, he asks me: “Is there nothing for kids to read?” How should I inculcate the habit of reading the newspaper to him, when there is nothing intetesting to cater to the needs of children? I request Gulf News to think about it, as young people do want to read. I hope Gulf News will look into this.
From Ms Poonam Chauhan
We understand your concern and it is valid. We try to be as inclusive as possible. We would encourage you to discuss some of the stories with him as you read or even read it out aloud, which will help him engage with what is happening around the world. Following that, he could write in to Gulf News with his opinions to the Letters to Editor section on email@example.com.
Editor’s note: Would you like to raise a query or concern with the newspaper? Is there an issue that you believe needs to be addressed? Something the paper is not doing right or not effectively enough. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org