The Reader’s Mail column in The Hindu is one way of conveying grievances, complaints and suggestions to the Government and civic authorities such as Chennai Corporation, Metrowater, Municipalities, Panchayats and Metropolitan Transport Corporation.
On July 5, The Hindu announced in its regional pages that the City Bureau would henceforth accept Reader’s Mail via e-mail.
The announcement made it clear that the e-mails should have ‘Readers’ Mail’ in the subject line, and contain the postal address and the telephone number of the sender. The address to which the e-mail has to be sent is: email@example.com
The most effective way to highlight your point is to keep it short, precise and simple. The better-written your letter (e-mail), the greater the chance that it will be chosen for publication. You can also provide helpful footnote hints to the mail, such as web links and other evidence in support of your claim. This makes it possible for the mail to be pursued further and perhaps turned into a news story.