Jaw-jaw is the stuff of bravery

Updated: May 31 2007, 05:30am hrs
It is wonderul that the two sides (‘Iran and USA talk’, May 30) have met and broken the ice. Next time, they should break bread. They should meet more often, and realise that it is more useful to exchange ideas and solutions, than bullets and bombs. When you exchange ideas, you have progress. When you exchange bullets, you have orphans, widows and refugees. Then history does not forgive you. Nor do the orphans, widows and refugees.
—Rajendra K Aneja Dubai
For no-frill-plexes
That multiplexes are fanning out (‘Small-town cine goers rule the roost’, May 29) is not necessarily good. With low-cost cinema access in decline, foreign comic films with shrinkwrap underwear superheroes vanquishing sandy green monsters have started earning as much money as Indian fare. The multiplex mania is taking Hindi cinema away from the reach of the masses. Instead of CEO salaries, the PM should watch box-office ticket prices of the only truly pan-Indian medium of communication. Is there no business opportunity in cheap no-frill cinema theatres
—Rahul Singh New Delhi

Verb transitive
Your report (‘Airlines want to shake off Raj relic on tail’, May 27) was interesting. To put it wryly, it is ironic that VT (V Thulasidas, Air-India CMD) wants the ‘VT’ code (Viceroy’s Territory) displayed on all India-based aircraft to be changed. Is this self sacrifice
—V Kulkarni