Sir: I was intrigued to see the photograph which accompanied Peter Popham's article "Bandit King" (8 November) captioned "India's southern highlands". The pace of change in India is now so widely acknowledged that it is no longer considered newsworthy. The emergence of a snow-capped mountain range (with a mahayana Buddhist structure in the foreground) in south India suggests, however, change of such seismic proportions that it will no doubt be reported upon in greater detail. I await Mr Popham's next article.
T C A RAGHAVAN
High Commission of India