Thank you so much Son­ali and Jayashree – we’re al­ways push­ing to make sure is packed with the best ex­clu­sives, in­spi­ra­tional sto­ries, recipes, fash­ion and beauty. Here’s to 17 more years! Karen, edi­tor


irst of all, be­lated birth­day wishes to my favourite mag­a­zine in the UAE! Over the years, the wide va­ri­ety of your fea­tures, in­ter­views and opin­ions have moulded my per­spec­tive of the so­ci­ety we live in and my opin­ion of the is­sues that plague our so­ciopo­lit­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment. It’s given me a glimpse into the hearts and minds of people who have been an in­spi­ra­tion to the rest of us.

I’ve been hooked on Fri­day for al­most a decade now and it has played the role of a friend, par­ent and teacher at var­i­ous phases of my life here in Dubai. Hats off to the team for bring­ing out such a high-qual­ity prod­uct week af­ter week.

I truly ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­fort that must be go­ing into mak­ing this world-class mag­a­zine. Well done. ince its first pub­li­ca­tion 17 years ago, Fri­day has been en­ter­tain­ing scores of read­ers. It is a com­plete and def­i­nite life­style mag­a­zine that in a unique way cov­ers topics rang­ing from pol­i­tics, health and food to glam­our and as­pi­ra­tions of the com­mon man (or woman).

Fri­day is a ‘must-read’ for many of us as it fills our life with much­needed in­spi­ra­tion and pro­vides us im­mense joy.

Over the years Fri­day has be­come a sta­ple for Gulf News read­ers. I wish the mag­a­zine a long life and even more suc­cess. May it con­tinue to re­gale the read­ers for a long time to come. en­joyed read­ing the in­ter­view with Pre­ity Zinta (‘Why should boys have all the fun?’, May 16). I love Pre­ity, not only for her artis­tic talent, but for her hu­man­i­tar­ian work and also how she did not bow down to threats from the un­der­world when she tes­ti­fied against them in a mur­der case.

Could you please in­ter­view ex-Miss Uni­verse Sushmita Sen next? I would love to read about her.

Lastly, con­grat­u­la­tions to the en­tire team on Fri­day’s 17th birth­day. pen­ni­less, with­out giv­ing them any rea­son. She did not let her life come to a stand­still, in­stead she moved on and brought up her boys with a pos­i­tive out­look.

I think this is ex­actly what life is all about. It doesn’t stop when an ob­sta­cle comes in the way, it moves on.

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