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A music listening scare

I spend far too much time listening to music on my earphones than I care to admit. I always have my earphones on my person, ready to take out during my daily commute or when I’m simply laying in bed.

This is why it came to me as a scare when I read in your newspaper that a lady was severely burnt by her headphones while she was asleep.

I can’t even begin to fathom the kind of shock I would be in if my earphones were to suddenly catch fire during one of my musical escapes.

To have your sanctuary suddenly taken away from you, and in such a scary manner, is simply something I don’t want to imagine.

The article certainly has me thinking twice about my earphone addiction.

Perhaps I should rethink how often I am using my earphones.
Riz Arzaf — Beppu, Japan

Nothing but endless misery

Only Almighty God knows when the issue of the Afghan war will be solved. In a country where blasts are everyday business, this country is facing endless misery  (“Russia denies assisting Afghan Taliban,” March 25, The Gulf Today).

Everyday civilians and troops die in a suicidal or an improvised explosive device attack. The other day some soldiers died in a similar roadside blast.

Before that Afghan and Nato military officials say they have killed more than 20 insurgents in a joint operation in Afghanistan.

The routine tit for tat is going on and on. The question is: what kind of improvement have these forces brought to the country? And what will happen when these forces leave Afghanistan?
Samandar Khan — By email
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