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Ev­ery week I ama­mazed at the vast va­ri­ety of ar­ti­cles you pack into one is­sue. From giv­ing a glimpse into the lives of our favourite celebri­ties to heart-warm­ing real-life sto­ries and, of course, my favourite, the ‘Mak­ing a dif­fer­ence’ fea­tures. But what had me chuck­ling the whole of this weekend, was the story of Nick Hard­ing’s com­pat­i­bil­ity is­sues with his girl­friend’s cat (‘My big­gest love ri­val? It’smy girl­friend’s cat!’ Fe­bru­ary 7).

Nick’s de­scrip­tion of the way the cat has put a span­ner into his love life by be­com­ing the fo­cus of his girl­friend’s at­ten­tion had me laugh­ing, while feel­ing sym­pa­thetic to Nick’s plight. I was im­pressed by how fast the cat had de­vel­oped his ter­ri­to­rial in­stincts, too. I loved the way the ar­ti­cle ended; re­venge, I must say, is sweet.

Puneet Sethi, via email

We’re glad we had you chuck­ling Puneet. We know some of our fea­tures are hard-hit­ting and so we try to make you laugh as well as gasp and cry! Karen, Edi­tor.

The mo­ment I saw Sal­man Khan’s name on the cover of my favourite mag­a­zine, I was ex­cited. (‘I would like my films to be smaller flops than my ri­vals’, Fe­bru­ary 7).

It took a while for me to calm down enough to read the ar­ti­cle, but I en­joyed it thor­oughly as I found his hon­esty re­fresh­ing. Un­like most stars, Sal­man was candid about want­ing his films to do well and did not hes­i­tate to give his un­stint­ing sup­port to up­com­ing talent.

I’ve al­ways been a fan, and love him, but now I ad­mire him too. Thank you, Fri­day!

Farah K. via email

You’re right – Sal­man is se­cure enough in his own abil­ity to help oth­ers. I’m a fan too!

Iwould like to thank Chef Sil­vena Rowe for her lovely recipes, par­tic­u­larly those for the Spe­cial fried rice and Chicken noo­dle stir-fry (‘Big taste in lit­tle China, Jan­uary 31’).

fol­lowed the recipes ex­actly as Sil­vena had spec­i­fied and my fam­ily loved the end re­sult. In fact they said that it was bet­ter than what is served at most of the pop­u­lar restaurants in town. Fan­tas­tic!

Pramilla Dlima, via email

We love Sil­vena’s recipes too, Pramilla. Why not try the cup­cakes on page 68?

Firstly, I would like to con­grat­u­late the team for a stu­pen­dous job of bring­ing out such a won­der­ful mag­a­zine. I re­cently moved back to the UAE af­ter six years, and felt im­mense plea­sure at see­ing the im­proved ver­sion.

There is a lit­tle sug­ges­tion I wish to make though. Fri­day, no doubt, gives us the best in­sight when it comes to cuisines but it would be great if you could tell us about restaurants in emi­rates other than Dubai. Be­ing a res­i­dent of Shar­jah, I would love to read more about my emi­rate’s of­fer­ings.

Once again, ku­dos. You guys give me one more rea­son to look for­ward to Fri­day.

Supriya Bohra, via email

Great idea Supriya – we will do that.

A cat tale tick­les a reader

Restau­rant fare at home is easy!

Sal­man’s hon­esty strikes a chord

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