Compliments On Common Cause

Updated: Sep 19 2003, 05:30am hrs
I am an avid follower of the Common Cause section of Sunday FE and must compliment you on this laudable effort. I have also noticed that apart from covering the good things that companies are doing in that section, FE is the only paper that is also featuring some serious and thought-provoking articles on the same.

Your interview with S Prakash Sethi (Sept 7) made interesting reading. I would request you to feature more such thought-provoking and serious articles on the issue of corporate social responsibility, apart from the present coverage of corporate initiatives that may not necessarily be linked to corporate strategies.
Sonia Shrivastava

Impostor Syndrome
Thank you for your article in The Financial Express, The Imposter Syndrome: Feeling Like A Fraud. A coworker printed a copy from the Internet and gave it to me following a conversation which included my sharing my deep dark secret, I feel like an imposter. I had no idea that this fear that I have had all of my life was so common. My coworker/friend is a school psychologist and has offered to help me with this issue.
Anthony Slaughter

Blessing In Disguise
The Supreme Court judgement on oil sector disinvestment should be seen as a blessing in disguise by the BJP. The economic policies of the BJP, particularly related to disinvestment of PSUs, have already antagonised a big chunk of the middle class, who was the BJPs most vocal supporter. This opportunity should be used by the BJP to win back their support base.
K S Ghai

Film Funding
This is with reference to the news story in eFE (Sept 17) on film financing. While big banks and financial institutions such as IDBI have money to fund films, it is sad to see that there are no bankable film projects and thus the offtake is on the lower side.

Unless the big wigs of the film industry sit down and work out along with the banks and FIs a viable strategy to fund film projects, the entire film industry would continue to remain a hotbed for dubious characters and financiers.

If Bollywood wants to go the Hollywood way, the film industry must get its act together and allow the winds of corporatisation to blow through the industry.

After all, the government (be it central or state) is only a facilitator and there is only so much that it can do.
Sam Naik