This is the gist of the story “Sexual Descrimination” written by Varalotti Rengasamy and published in the magazine “ Alive” dated July 1<SUP>st. </SUP>I happened to read the story when I lay my hands on the magazine at a friend’s place ! Sridar, are you on a “ glorifying a woman” trip ? Your story in Anandavikatan did just that and now comes your “ sexual discrimination” in Alive ! It shows exactly what a woman is good at. She is “ humane” as well as “human”. Bhavani has the fire in her to score over Raghu knowing that she deserves the promotion purely on merit. You have portrayed in an excellent way, how she goes about it, very quietly, using her intuition. That she fell down and had to be medically treated, proves that God helps those who want to help themselves ! A woman can take a tough decision in a soft way, without offending anybody hurtfully, but by honestly presenting the bare facts. The phrase “ferocity of the animals in the corporate jungle” speaks volumes of what goes on in today’s corporate world behind a false exterior of suave, impeccable behaviour. A woman has the fire in her which can make or mar a problem ! She can get the better of a man if she makes up her mind to march ahead successfully in her profession, but she can also do it rightfully, without offending her opponent in the process. You have given in a nutshell that anyday if a woman applies herself with a determination when facing a tough proposition, she can equal a man in the challenge of solving it amicably, as is in your story. Sridhar, I request you to post this story in I L for the benefit of I L ites. We say in tamil “ Yaan petra inbam peruga ivvaiyagam” ! Love & regards, Chithra.