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March 2019
Letters from Readers

Thank you for Americana!

Dear Mr. Fitzpatrick,

Allow me to introduce myself as one of thousands of regular readers of your column Americana in Khabar (last article, Americana's Last Mile, January, 2019). Over the years of reading your columns I feel as if I have known you for a very long time, and I initially addressed this email as “Dear Bill.” I am a 64-year-old guy who migrated to the U.S. in 1983. I have spent more of my adult life in the U.S. than in my home country, India.

From 1983 I started to learn and adapt to American culture. I have seen how things have changed in this short amount of time I have been here. I can totally relate to your feeling of loss, not just in the U.S. but also when I visit India. It seems that with progress we have lost innocence, honesty, caring, empathy, and other values.

Anyway, I think you are a gifted writer and know how to touch someone deep to their core. I will miss you and your columns. I wish you the very best.

Your one-sided friend,

Tushar Sheth
by email

Dear Bill,

After reading your last column in Khabar, I felt sad that this nice piece is coming to an end. This was the column I would go to when I saw Khabar sitting on my kitchen island.

I will miss this column very much. Thank you for giving us so much knowledge over the years.

Prof. Naren Vyavahare
Hunter Endowed Chair of Bioengineering
Clemson University, South Carolina





Inspiring insights on the art of happiness

Uma and Geeta,

Your articles are VERY inspiring (“Insights:How Are Your New Year’s ResolutionsComing?” February 2019, Part 1 by Dr. Uma Majmudar;Part 2 by Geeta Mehrotra). I’m honored to know each of you. Gandhi, “Father of India,” the world’s biggest democracy, would surely support your views and insight. 2019 can punctuate your positions since it’s the Sesquicentennial (150th) of Gandhi’s Birth (1869) and Dr. King’s 90th Birth Anniversary (1929).

It’s exciting to know that Dr. King continues to call all of us to remember Gandhi’s leadership example through this MLK quote: “We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk.”

And it’s especially exciting to know about Gandhi’s vision from 1930, given this quote from him: “To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?”

John R. Naugle
online comment





Navya’s zeal for writing is commendable

I congratulate the author for her zeal in writing (“Budding author Navya Sarikonda shares her passionfor writing” February 2019, online-only CommunityNewsmakers). Probably she might have inherited her skill. Her thought process and social outlook will definitely keep her high in the days ahead. I wish her many more creations in the future. I pray my god Ramadoota Swamy to bless her in this endeavour.

T. Purna Chandra Raju
online comment, from India





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