Just a rumour
There has been a message circulating on Whatsapp about fake or plastic eggs being sold here (“Dubai cracks this latest egg rumour”, Gulf News, April 3). It is great how the Dubai Municipality always steps up when such issues arise and help clear the misconceptions. People share things online and do not offer adequate information or context on what they are showing. I’m glad this has been clarified and the public no longer has to worry about this.
From Ms Amna Khan
Only time can tell
In the recent election result from Egypt, people bestowed a second term to Abdul Fateh Al Sissi, and this was a good development from Egyptian politics (“Egypt’s Al Sissi reelected with more than 90 per cent of vote”, Gulf News, March 30). The re-election of Al Sissi to reform Egyptian history, economy, jobs and above all, terrorism and communal clashes should be controlled so that it comes back to the old ways. Tourism should be restored and international visitors should be encouraged to visit. Will the re-elected president fulfil all the aspirations of the people of Egypt? We have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
No divide and rule
The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) insists on practicing the Hindutva rule in India. They had one complete term to exhibit and execute this model of government. Had it been good governance, which is inclusive of the well-being of the minorities, then everyone including the minorities would have agreed and accepted the Hindutva rule. After all, everyone wants a good government, which cares for its people irrespective of his or her caste, creed and religion. But after seeing their poor governance in the last four years, and the violence during many Hindu festivals, we are forced to ask this question: ‘Is this the Hindutva rule the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are promising to the people of India?’ But we see how a Hindutva rule would be. They are terrorising the minorities in this secular country, lynching people, attacking innocents, demeaning places of worship and more. They meddle with the personal laws of Muslims for political reasons, while numerous women in Hinduism suffer from negligence by their own people. Their Hindutva government had done nothing even for the Hindus. They care nothing for their own people who are still suppressed and oppressed.
From Ms Yousufa Mohammad
Making organ transplants easy
It is true that patients die waiting for a heart because the organ transplantation is delayed. Since a heart has to be transported within four hours of its removal, will it not be wise enough to use helicopters to transport the same from one city to another, or even from airports to the concerned hospital? Of course for that all these hospitals, which perform heart transplants need to have a proper helipad on their terraces.
From Mr N. Mahadevan
Conservation versus consumption
As the region’s population increases, after few decades, our water scarcity is going to intensify. The large quantity of water used for the beautification or irrigation of green patches and plants on the sidewalks and streets can be restricted. All people who own villas and lavish carwashes should be curtailed or stopped. An appropriate scientific and cost-effective method is needed to provide for better water governance. Awareness through hoardings, print and visual media advertising is necessary. Our water consumption per person per day on the global scale should be brought down drastically. It is the responsibility of all the residents of this beautiful country to share the importance of water consumption. For the future, drip irrigation through perforated tubes placed or buried through the plants root levels, replacing the existing spray systems should be used to save more water consumption. Different campaigns should be launched across the UAE that aim at educating farmers and residents about environmentally conscious water consumption soon. Water harvesting has been widely accepted as an alternative method to produce more. The time to act is now without further delay.
From Mr M. K. Gunaseelan
Fix what is broken
Piling up the household space with broken and unwanted things will never be acceptable, neither will throwing it out into the trash (“Can we fix it? The repair cafes waging war on throwaway culture”, Gulf News, March 15). I’ll use my own repair tips to fix the items that I can be fixed. But when a question arises of spending an amount of money somewhat close to the same cost of a new item, surely I will opt for the latter. The ‘use and throw’ items are increasing in markets nowadays, hence the garbage heap of such items widens as well. While thinking about such trash hazards, these tagged items have to get a new facelift with much longer life and quality. Hence the Repair Café International Foundation’s initiative is really praiseworthy. It should be spread to all parts of the world.
From Ms Annie Rathi Samuel
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