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The real-life story (‘Please don’t call my baby a werewolf’, June 20) was just so heart-warming. Shweta, the little one mentioned in the article, is blessed to have a mother like Savita Karande.
Her love for her baby girl is clearly pure and unconditional. What I also loved about the story was the fact that Savita, who suffers from Werewolf Syndrome herself and has faced social ridicule and pity all her life, is happily married to a wonderful man who does not care for her medical issues.
These seemingly ordinary people quite often prove to us that good looks have nothing to do with beauty.
SNEHA KARMARKAR, VIA EMAIL
Iam really grateful to the writer of the feature ‘Please don’t call my baby a werewolf’ and to Friday for publishing it. It is an extremely touching story and what was most overwhelming about it was the love and affection that Savita, Shweta’s mother who suffers from Werewolf Syndrome herself, gets from her in-laws and husband.
I hope somebody finds a cure for the problem soon so that people like Savita no longer live in fear for the rest of their lives.
LAVINA DSOUNA, DUBAI
After reading the real-life article, I felt extremely proud of baby Shweta’s parents. I have now decided I will find a cure for this rare disease as I want to bring a smile to the faces of people who have lost all hope. I love you Friday for writing about such inspiring people. SUGHRA, STUDENT, GEMS OUR OWN ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL DUBAI, GIRLS This was a particularly moving story that touched a lot of your hearts. We will be keeping you in touch with Savita and giving updates on baby Shweta. Karen, editor A bsolutely brilliant column by Suresh Menon (Let me tell you my pet peeve’, June 20). It was vintage Suresh.
SHAHEEN ADEEB, VIA EMAIL After 17 years Suresh is still as funny and relevant as ever!
The Big Story about women being short on confidence was very insightful (‘Why women lack confidence’, June 20). What amazed me even more was the fact that so many successful women continue to face bouts of self-doubt. My personal opinion is that this is mainly because women tend to give their family, friends and colleagues more priority than they give themselves and therefore end up being diplomatic and gentle. And it is this soft attitude that projects them as weak and low in confidence.
FARAH S, VIA EMAIL
Iloved the article on why women’s confidence levels are lower than men’s. I scanned it and circulated it among all my female colleagues, relatives and friends. What was surprising was they all agreed that their confidence levels are lower than their male counterparts. Their reason? Women worry about the consequences of their decisions far more than the men and are hence scared to rock the boat. I wonder how true that is?
ELIZABETH JOHN, VIA EMAIL This article certainly got both sexes talking – read who is the happier gender on page 22.
Our confidence article got you thinking…
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