LETTERS: Gender weakness

Apropos of the news story “DeGeneres, Rossi trying to save marriage” (THT, March 11, Page 10), for us it sounds like a folklore from our much-loved ‘dantya katha’ that the marriage between two women or two men should go through the same problems that dog the man-woman marriage.

George Michael and his lover Fadi Fawaj were reportedly estranged causing much grief to the former when he was alive. We hope DeGeneres and her wife Rossi, role models to many lesbian couples, will patch up their differences and save their marriage.

In Nepal, we should expedite constitutional recognition of homosexual marriages. It is mystifying as to why our successive gender friendly governments have not done enough to give this important right to women and LGBTI.

The news “SKorean court throws president out of office” (THT, March 11, Page 11) shows that women too are no angels when it comes to abuse of power and embezzlement of money. But it takes a precocious democracy like South Korea to oust its corrupt woman president.

Manohar Shrestha, Kathmandu

Very poor

Nepal’s performance in the ICC World Cricket League Championship match against Kenya finished was poor as Nepal was defeated by a big margin of 5 wickets.

Kenya’s victory was based on D/L method due to continued rainfall. Nepal’s performance was much to be blamed because the home team was bowled out for 112 and, in normal condition, it wouldn’t have given any hope or chance of victory though.

Time has finally arrived for the Asian team to improve its batting because this has been its main problem for a long time. Only then something positive can be expected from this team in cricket.

Pratik Shrestha, Baneshwor


The views expressed by readers “Good triumphs over evil” (THT, March 12, Page 16) made for nostalgic reading. The chant of Holi Ho! Holi Ho! perhaps, is meant to urge everybody to disremember the social divisions of hierarchy in all its forms and let essential playfulness reign.

It is one of those unique occasions when the bright colors of Holi demolish all the social barriers of caste and creed in society. Without harmony, there can’t be peace.

Human harmony with the self, nature, fellow beings and with society is the basis of universal peace and happiness.

A festival that is all about colors also brings along with it the spirit of joy, love, peace and enthusiasm in our hearts. People play together, laugh together and celebrate one another’s company irrespective of their creed, color or religion.

Holi leads us to forgive even our enemies and play with them, celebrate with them and make friends with them.

Like the colours of a rainbow, that are different yet together they reflect beauty. May this festival bring together all colors of diversity in a rainbow of unity.

Vinod C. Dixit, Ahmedabad