Born free, but…

Janaki Lenin's column “My husband and other animals” (MetroPlus, May 12) makes interesting reading. That wild predators can live outside protected parks and sanctuaries because of the availability of livestock and stray animals was a fascinating observation. But how many people will be tolerant of them and allow them to exist? Most would panic at the thought of a leopard on the prowl and would try their best to ensure it is captured or even killed.

T. Selvam


From the heart

The column by Namita Jain titled “Mind and Body” which appears every week in MetroPlus is a delight. Being a heart patient with blood pressure that's difficult to keep under control, the column “Heart Healthy” (MetroPlus, May 6) offered me a wealth of useful information. What's so nice about the column is that practical advice and tips are handed out in simple reader-friendly terms.

G. Gunasekaran


Interesting insights

The article “Anything for music” (MetroPlus, May 10) gave interesting insights into the world of composer Karthik Raja. Yes, it's not easy to match up to his virtuoso father Ilaiyaraja, but as the writer says, Karthik has not disappointed. His quest for perfection and attention to detail will, I am sure, take him far on the road to success. I wish him good luck on his musical journey.

Sulekha Sundaram


Oh so full of memories

I enjoy reading the column “Memories of Madras” on Wednesdays. I relate to most of what the personalities featured have to say about this beautiful city. Having been in Madras since my childhood, the column gives me a chance to revisit those times when the city was calm and non-chaotic and its people simple and unhurried. I really look forward to the column.

Parvathi Krishnamurthy


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