A truly big story
The big story about the Shani Shingnapur village in India (‘The village without doors’, January 10) was indeed a big story in every sense. I had heard of it before, but reading about it a was a true pleasure. It felt like I was there with the villagers.
Let’s hope the article will help spread the belief that it’s possible to live in a crime-free society.
RAMACHANDRAN NAIR, BY EMAIL While we are shocked by many negative happenings in India, the article on Shani Shingnapur reassures us and shows that there is a ray of light and that not everything is hopeless.
SUCHARITRA LINDUS, BY EMAIL The story about the village without doors was really amazing and hard to believe. In an era where people do everything to make their houses more secure, an entire village where people do not even have doors shows their trust in society and in their neighbours. The fact that there is a bank in the village that also does not have locks on the door was even more surprising.
Thank you, Friday, for bringing such incredible stories to light. If I had heard about this story from somebody, I would have considered it a fairy tale.
EMIL ABRAHAM MATHEW, BY EMAIL That was an amazing feature on a village without doors. Although it is uncomfortable to think of living in a house without doors, it is nice to know that such a wonderful place exists.
VIDYA HARIDAS, VIA FACEBOOK I have been to that village and have seen for myself the houses without doors. It’s just amazing.
PRITI NARESH BALWANI, VIA FACEBOOK I had read about this place and remember seeing a documentary about it several years ago. Thanks for the feature. It’s ‘wow’!
SAM BAY, VIA FACEBOOK
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