N. Ram's interview with Melinda Gates (March 29) was interesting. Ms Gates' commitment to give back to society everything she and her husband earned is indeed touching. The mission statement of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — All lives have equal value — should become our country's slogan.

R. Gurumurthy,

Chennai

The interview was fabulous. The couple's attitude and social responsibility should be emulated by the rich the world over. If all of us decide to donate one rupee out of every hundred rupees we earn, we would be doing a great service towards uplifting the poor.

S. Saranya,

Coimbatore

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