Very effective

Sir, — When I was studying BE at the BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, in 1950, the Mysore University used to charge double fees for students hailing from other States. I wrote a letter saying this practice was discriminatory and violated the fundamental rights. The Hindu published the letter. Within six months, the authorities withdrew the rule and the fee was made uniform for all.

K. Hanumanthu, Tirupati, A.P.

Sir, — I am not a long-time reader but The Hindu is definitely a part of my mornings. Since I reside in a far-off area, the paper reaches me only the next day. I suggest that The Hindu bring out a CD-ROM containing all the major articles and editorials published in the past decade or so.

Biju Thankachan, Chhattisgarh

Sir, — My letter was published in The Hindu the very first time I sent it. I was about 18 years old then and my family considered it an achievement in itself. Even now, when my letter is published in these columns, I receive calls from India informing me about it, much before I can access the paper here.

Ranjani Mahesh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Sir, — The difference between The Hindu and other major newspapers is that your news items are never carried forward to some other page half way down.

V. Arunachalam, New Delhi

Sir, — I requested The Hindu six or seven years ago not to use the term `scavengers' while referring to a group of people. Barring a couple of occasions, I have not seen the obnoxious term used in your columns. This highlights your social responsibility and responsiveness. I am proud to be a great-grandson of Nyapati Subba Rao Pantulu, one of The Hindu's founders.

Palle Krishna Rao, Coimbatore, T.N.

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