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Future is safe in their hands
It is gratifying to read about young people who give up lucrative careers to devote their lives to a cause. It makes you believe that they are not a self-absorbed generation but are compassionate and care about the society they live in.
Your Making a Difference feature on Natasha Mansigani’s Big Hug Foundation (November 1) that is providing a healthy and loving environment to 30-odd orphaned kids in India was amazing. By looking after these deprived children and ensuring they grow up to be responsible, skilled and educated people, she has shown how one person with limited resources can bring about a positive change.
The happy faces of young kids in the pictures is testament to the fact that Natasha’s contribution to society is immense and defining.
MANJUSHA NARAYAN, DUBAI
Article was a confidence booster
I simply love the self-help articles that you have in the magazine. I am a management student who is trying to get to grips with what little I know of the harsh corporate world. These features give me some self-insight and some tips on how to improve my confidence levels and work on my interpersonal skills.
This week’s article (‘Four steps to ultimate confidence’, November 1) was succinct, easy to understand and not like numerous self-help books available on the market that rely on heavy business jargon.
I’m already following the advice and wanted to say thank you Friday for these amazing articles.
SUDEEP SHANKAR, DUBAI
Hats off to Heena!
I enjoyed reading the real-life story of a woman who lost a third of her body weight by sticking mostly bananas and pineapples (‘I lost 35kg in 11 months eating fruit!’, November 1). The before and after images of Heena Jani are remarkable and show how being healthy can have a positive impact on our confidence levels.
It was nice to know that her family stood by her and helped her remain focused on her goal. Quite often family and friends unintentionally tempt the person by telling them that it’s OK to stray from the diet once in a while and before you know it that once in a while becomes a regular g occurrence. So hats off to Heena for not giving in to temptation and staying on track. She clearly shows that it’s all about mind over matter.
You should feature other stories with people who have successfully quit vices like smoking, as it will give a direction to all those who find it difficult to kick their bad habits.
FAUZIA AHMAD, VIA EMAIL
‘Story moved me to tears’
I had tears in my eyes when I read the story, ‘I found my family after 42 years’ (November 1). The feature poignantly describes the plight of two children who were neglected by their parents and an eight-year-old sister’s unconditional love for her little brother. The story also inspires us to remember all those people who have made any kind of an impact on our lives in the past and with whom we’ve lost touch.
After reading this story, I felt like searching for all those people through various social networking sites and reconnecting with them in some way.
I’ll let you know how I get on!
PADMA SMITHA, ABU DHABI
Natasha Mansigani wants us all to share
a Big Hug The moving story of one man’s hunt for his family inspired readers
AFTER Heena Jani sets a fine example
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