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Letter Writing to Editor Questions

  1. Recently you travelled from bengaluru city to Vasco in Vasco Express. To your dismay, you found that the coach was infested with cockroaches. Write a letter to the Editor, ‘The Hindu’ drawing the attention of the General Manager, Southern Railways, to the prevailing unhygienic conditions and asking for remedial action. You are Saroj/Saran, 5/31 bengaluru Cantt., bengaluru.
  2. Recently you went to your native village to visit your grandparents. You saw that some of the children in the age group 5-14 (the age at which they should have been at school) remained at home, were working in the fields or simply loitering in the streets. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the editor of a national daily analyzing the problem and offering solutions to it. You are Navtej/ Navita, M-114 Mount Kailash, Kanpur.
  3. You are Anu/Arun, 13 W.E.A. Karol Bagh, New Delhi. You feel very strongly about the ill-treatment meted out to stray dogs at the hands of callous and indifferent people. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily giving your views on why some people behave in such a manner and how these dogs should be treated.
  4. Write a letter to the Editor, ‘Deccan Times’, bengaluru about the inadequate parking facilities in Commercial Street, M.G. Road, which is causing a lot of inconvenience to the people. Offer your suggestions. You are Anoop/Ritu, 24 Hennus Road, bengaluru.
  5. When cricket teams go abroad the members are allowed to take their wives, even friends along with them. Does this fact distract them or help them to focus on their game in a better way? If it is good, why don’t we allow our athletes to enjoy the same privilege? Write a letter to the editor of a national daily in 120-150 words giving your views on the issue. You are Navtej/Navita, M-114 Mount Kailash, Kanpur.
  6. You are Ram/Rajani, a resident of Nagpur. You feel students should use the Internet mostly for gaining knowledge rather than wasting away time merely on entertainment. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the Editor, ‘The Harbinger’, 9, Bund Marg, Hyderabad, pointing out how schools can control students’ net surfing at school and enable them to use internet fruitfully.
  7. National Book Trust organised a week-long book fair at Anna Grounds, Chennai. You visited the fair and bought a few books. You were pleased with the arrangements, enthusiasm of the visitors and the fact that books have not yet lost their relevance in the world of the Internet. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the editor of a local newspaper to express your feelings. You are Lalit/Latha, 112, Mount Road, Chennai.
  8. In our society we do not give to our women the respect and status that they deserve. Women are stared at, stalked and even molested. We need to change the male mindset about women. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the editor of a national newspaper giving your views on the problem. You are Omar/Amna, A114 Mall Road, Delhi.
  9. You are Navtej/Navita, Secretary, Environment Club, Akash Public School, Agra. You, along with a group of students, went on a 3-day tour through Corbett National Park. You found how the tourists abuse the available facilities and thus endanger the environment. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the editor of a national daily! highlighting the situation. Suggest ways through which the environment) of the Park can be saved.
  10. You are Sruthi/Shira staying at R.K.Puram, Secunderabad. Your locality being away from [ the main city, the poor bus service adversely: affects the life of residents. Write a letter to the Editor, Deccan Chronicle, highlighting the problems faced and also giving a few possible solutions.
  11. There is a flood of advertisements on television channels these days. Useless commodities and even superstitious beliefs are promoted through glamorous and exaggerated presentations. Write a letter to the Editor, ‘New Indian Express’ about the negative influence such advertisements have on the minds of the people. You are Radha/ Ramesh of Mayur Vihar, Lucknow.
  12. Write a letter to the Editor, ‘The Hindu’, Chennai about rash and reckless driving by the people in your city, suggesting preventive measures. You are Kamal/Kanwar of 10, Mount Road, Velacherry.
  13. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper regarding the poor conditions of the government hospitals in Kolkata. Give your suggestions for improvement. Hint: a road accident, people wait for the treatment, dirty beds, crowded, no medicines in the hospital, rude nurses, suggestions, appoint more doctors and nurses, punish the corrupt
  14. You are Sujai, 55, Brindavan Lane, Bhopal. Write a letter in 100-120 words to the editor of a local newspaper expressing concern about the misbehaviour of some auto-rickshaw drivers in the city. Hint: misbehaviour, auto-rickshaw
  15. Some of us have often been ridiculed for poor time management and lack of punctuality. You feel that it affects the image of our country. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily in 100-120 words, mentioning the reasons for our weakness and how we can change ourselves. You are Shyam, 24 Mall Road Agra. Hint: poor time management, punctuality, country, weakness
  16. Outdoor gyms installed by the D.D.A. in its parks have become very popular among the people. You are Soham a resident of ector 21, dwarka, New Delhi India. You want that an outdoor gym should also be installed in your area, However, repeated written requests to the authorities have not yielded a positive response. Write a letter in 100-120 words to the Editor. The Daily Times drawing attention of the authorities to your request. Hint: outdoor gyms, park,
  17. A student’s anxieties never end. After clearing the Board Examination of class XII, there is the uncertainty of getting admission in a college and a course of one’s choice. The cut-off percentage in good colleges rises every year. There are hardly any openings for average students. Write a letter to the Editor of a national daily stating the above problems. You are Reena/Rohit from New Delhi.
  18. To shoe dealer complaining about shoes You are Purohit of 50, Nishant Lok, New Delhi. The other day you bought a pair of the best quality shoes from the Liberty Shoe House, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, But after a week, the shoes developed cracks in the sole. Write a letter to the Sales Manager, asking for the replacement of the shoes or the refund of the price paid.
  19. Complaint about encroachment on Roads and Parks Write a letter to the editor, The Times of India, New Delhi, showing concern about unauthorised constructions of shops on the pavement.
  20. Complaint about Break-down of Electricity You are Praveen of 23 Civil Lines, Lucknow. Write a letter to the Editor of Bharat Times Lucknow about frequent break-down of electricity. You can use the following points: Irregular and erratic supply Affects water-supply Dark streets invite accidents Any other point
  21. To the editor expressing your concern on the increasing pollution in your city. You are Kalyani Shankar of Kendriya Vidyalaya Karol Bagh New Delhi. You are very worried about the increasing pollution in your city. Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper expressing your concern.
  22. You are Rekha Chauhan of Village Jhalawar in Barmer district of Rajasthan which is in the grip of a severe drought leading to deaths of men and animals due to the non-availability of water, food or fodder. Write a letter to the Editor of the Rajasthan Times, Jaipur complaining against administrative apathy and suggesting remedial/relief measures.
  23. You have noticed many polythene bags full of litter lying along the road early in the morning. These litter bags cause pollution. You have already written to the concerned authorities, but no action has been taken so far. Write a letter to the Editor of a leading newspaper expressing your views on the nuisance created by plastic bags full of litter. Sign yourself as Parul/Prem Saxena, of B-22, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi.
  24. While shopping at a popular fashionable market, you were distressed to see the harassment faced by some foreigners at the hands of self-proclaimed guides, greedy shopkeepers, vendors, and even beggars. Write a letter to the Editor, Indian Express, mentioning that we have forgotten our culture of hospitality and are responsible for spoiling the image of our country.
  25. Write a letter to the editor, telling him regarding his posting and forwarding of unscrupulous messages without considering the consequences. Hint:editor, posting, unscrupulous, messages, consequences.
  26. You are Arun/Aruna Verma, living at 147, Sector 10, Rohini, New Delhi. You are deeply troubled by the discrimination practised against the girl child even in urban areas, among well educated, prosperous families. The discrimination can be seen most blatantly in matters of food and nutrition, health care, education, allowances, work at home and freedom. Write a letter to the Editor of a national newspaper, strongly condemning such practices.
  27. You are concerned at the advertisements in the media which are focussed on children and aim at targeting them as their prospective buyers. Write a letter to the Editor, The Times of India, New Delhi, protesting strongly against this trend in customer management. Sign yourself as Aakash/Aakriti of 58, Mohan Nagar, New Delhi-110068.
  28. Many students from different parts of the country come to Delhi to study. Finding affordable accommodation is the main problem faced by them. Landlords charge exorbitant rents and in some cases refuse to rent rooms to them because of their different food habits and culture. The hostel facility provided by educational institutions is too inadequate to meet the demand. Write a letter in 100 – 120 words to the editor of a local daily drawing attention of the authorities and requesting them to take appropriate action. You are Raman / Raveena, 12. Station Road. Delhi. Hint:different parts of the country, educational institutions
  29. You are Anjali/Ajay of House No. 101, Sector 22, Chandigarh. You are greatly disturbed by the increase in traffic, pollution and uncleanliness in your “City beautiful”. Write a letter to the Editor of The Tribune, Chandigarh, throwing light on these aspects, so as to make the citizens aware of these growing drawbacks in their city and seeking their cooperation.
  30. You are Shaan of 32, Kailash Colony, New Delhi. Write a letter to the Editor of the local newspaper about the misuse and poor maintenance of the public park in your colony.
  31. You are Swati/Sourav, living at D-2, Green Park, Hisar, Haryana. For years together you ate fast food without knowing that it would damage your health, make you overweight, and suffer from heart disease. Write a letter to the Editor, The Times of India, New Delhi, expressing your ideas on the health hazards caused by junk food.
  32. You are Ram/Isha, Secretary of Harmony Residents’ Welfare Association, Karnal. Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The Herald’ on the problem of frequent power failure faced by the people during the summer season in your locality, giving suitable suggestions to solve this problem.
  33. Gaurav/Garima, a resident of 15, J.K Nagar, a newly developed colony on the outskirts of bengaluru, is concerned that the area lacks in even basic amenities such as public transport, proper roads, co-operative store, etc. He/She decides to write a letter to the Editor of the ‘Deccan Chronicle’ highlighting the problems faced by the residents so as to draw the attention of the concerned authorities.
  34. Roadside vendors occupy most of the space on roads disturbing the flow of traffic and causing difficulties even to the pedestrians. Write a letter to the Editor of a national daily expressing your views and suggesting ways and means to curb this problem. You are Rohit/Rachna, 15 Navkunj Apartments, Delhi.
  35. Injuries and death taking place due to underage driving are being reported almost every day. The offenders hit and run away. Even if they are caught, no strict action is taken against them. Write a letter to the Editor, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, requesting him to spread awareness among the general public and the police authorities. You are AbhaI Abhinav, P-37, Suman Apartments, New Delhi.
  36. Prices of essential commodities like wheat, rice, pulses, milk, vegetables, etc. are rising almost every month. The common man is the worst sufferer. Write a letter to the Editor of The Times of India, New Delhi, asking the authorities to take steps to control the rising prices and take strong action against the hoarders and black-marketeers. You are Peeyush/Pallavi of B-2, Sector 13, Dwarka,
  37. Write a letter to editor expressing your views on Corruption in India
  38. You are Krishan/Kiran studying at Hindustan School, Chennai. The road leading to your school is full of potholes causing a lot of congestion. Students and parents are often caught in traffic jams. In spite of several representations, the Chennai Corporation has not done anything to improve the condition. Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The Hindu’, drawing the attention of the Corporation authorities to the problem. Also, offer your suggestions for improvement.
  39. Your school K.K.R. Senior Secondary School is situated in the heart of the city of Mangalore. Many stray animals roam on the school road causing traffic jams as well as accidents. Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The Indian Express’ drawing the attention of the Municipal authorities to this nuisance. Sign as Rukmani/Rakesh, Head girl/Head boy.
  40. You are Sahira, resident of 15, Mall Road, Shimla. You recently visited an orphanage and saw many children living in poor conditions. You feel sympathy for them. They should get good food, healthy living conditions and proper education. Write a letter (100 – 120 words) to the editor of a national daily requesting the authorities to take proper care of these helpless children.
    Hint: sympathy, proper education
  41. Pavements are meant for the pedestrians but these footpaths have been encroached upon everywhere in the city and the people are forced to walk on the crowded roads at the risk to their lives. Write a letter in 100–120 words to the Editor of The Times, drawing attention of the Government to the problem,telling how crores spent on the pavements for the benefit of pedestrians have gone waste. Request the Government to take strict action against the encroaches. You are Rama / Ram, 48 Kailash Colony,New Delhi. Hint: pedestrians, pavements, crowded roads
  42. Recently a serious quarrel took place in a colony in Delhi due to the use of loudspeakers at a public place and caused is harmony among the people. Write a letter in 100-120 words to the Editor of The Hindustan Times expressing your concern over the unpleasant incident, highlighting the fact that the loudspeakers cause noise pollution and discord, suggesting that the unauthorized use of loudspeakers at public places should be banned. You are Anjan, F-112 Kailash Colony, New Delhi India. Hint: harmony among the people, noise pollution and discord
  43. Accidents in big cities is a common phenomenon. Unfortunately, hardly anyone comes to the rescue of road victims because of fear of harassment by the police. Now that the Supreme Court has issued guidelines that people who take road victims to a hospital will not be questioned or detained, there is no reason why bystanders / passersby should hesitate to help road victims and thus discharge their duty as responsible citizens. Write a letter in 100-120 words to the editor of a national daily requesting him to make people aware of Supreme Court guidelines and urge them to help people in distress. You are Shom / Shobha, 24, Raj Nagar, Kanpur. Hint: guidelines, harassment, hesitate, Supreme Court guidelines
  44. Write a letter in about 120 words to the editor of a national daily bringing into light the uncertainly of the changing environment due to which the people of Leh had to suffer a great loss of life and property. Also urge him to appeal to the people to render help whole-heartedly to the sufferers at Leh. You may use your own ideas and the ideas from the unit, ‘Environment’. You are Ramesh/Rama 25 Vasundhra Colony, Chandigarh. Hint: environment, people,
  45. Our metropolitan cities witness a large number of accidents every day. What do you think is the reason? What can be done to bring down the rate of accidents? Write a letter in 100-120 words to the editor of a national daily expressing your concerns and offering solutions to this problem. You are Arun/Aruna, 112 Model Town, Delhi.
    Hint: accidents, bring down the rate of accidents, solution
  46. Two main parks in your locality have suffered from neglect on the part of local authorities. They have virtually been taken over by undesirable elements. As a result the residents have stopped going to the parks. Write a letter in 100-120 words to the editor of a local newspaper expressing your concern about the problems the neglect has created and suggest measures to reclaim the parks for children. You are Gautam/Gauri 2, Gobind Enclave, Meerut. Hint:stopped going to the parks, reclaim the parks for children
  47. On Teacher’s Day, you read in a newspaper that privately owned and managed schools in small towns or even in the suburbs of metropolitan cities exploit their teachers by paying themust a fraction of their authorised salaries. This affects their performance in the classroom and thus the lives of their students. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the editor of a national daily raising your voice against such exploitation. Suggest ways to solve this problem. You are Navtej/Navita, 112 Ta Road, Agra.
  48. Write a letter to the Editor, ‘The Hindu’ about the mosquito menace due to stagnant water in your locality. Give suggestions to improve the situation. You are Raman/Renu, living in Rajaji Nagar, Tirunelveli.
  49. Persons working in houses for cleaning, cooking, etc. have been found involved in acts of crime in big cities. Write a letter to the Editor, The Times of India, New Delhi, throwing a fight on this aspect so as to make citizens aware of this problem. You are Shobha/Sushil of 171, Radhika Apartments, New Delhi.
  50. You are Krishna, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar, Noida, and have been coming across certain headlines in the newspapers on the shortage of electricity. You are also facing an erratic supply of electricity in your locality. Write a letter to the Editor of a local daily regarding your plight and mentioning the inconvenience faced by the residents of the locality.