Media has shown pictures of society notables paying respect to the FC men who lost their lives in a bomb explosion in Islamabad by placing bouquets at the site of the blast. These cosmetic exercises of self-glorification through photo-ops at sites of misfortune with grieving people in the background, somehow, look hollow. Instead of buying a bouquet for just a few hundred rupees and getting clicked with it, the rich and famous should visit the family members of the deceased soul and help them financially. -DR IRFAN ZAFAR, Islamabad, via e-mail, April 9.