what you think…
The interview with Anuradha Vijaykrishnan, banker, wife and mother of two, who has just released her first book was truly interesting (‘The reluctant novelist’, August 1). I liked what she said about going to the mental gym every night after she was done with daily chores so that she could write.
I also believe it is important for women who lead busy lives to take time off for themselves and do something that they are passionate about. The sense of achievement that creative satisfaction gives cannot be matched. After reading this article, I’ve decided I’m going to learn something new every year.
RACHNA SHANKAR, VIA EMAIL
The article about Anuradha Vijaykrishnan’s writing journey, and how beautifully she manages her career, hobby and household chores without help, made for an inspiring read.
I am a full-time mother and am trying my hand at writing.
This article motivated me to write and I am all set to go to the mental gym now.
MEENU GOENKA, DUBAI Anuradha proves that you can have it all if you are prepared to give your all. She stays up late once her children are in bed to write and has published what is set to become a bestseller. She has inspired me to try harder! Karen, editor
Iwas fascinated by the story on Nirmala Topno, the 17-year-old elephant whisperer, about the way she successfully manages to calm these wild animals, (‘The elephant whisperer’, August 1).
What impressed me even more was that she continues to save the elephants even though her father was killed by one. Her courage is truly commendable. I hope the local government provides her with the necessary support and she goes on to realise her dreams.
FARIDA AHMAD, VIA EMAIL
While reading the article ‘The elephant whisperer’, I was amazed by Nirmala’s ability to communicate with elephants. Even after Nirmala’s father died, she didn’t lose hope and her willpower to continue to tame the wild beasts is really incredible. Her courage and patience makes her a real inspiration to youth. GOPIKA ANAND, GRADE 10, GEMS OUR OWN ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL, DUBAI Nirmala is an amazing teenager with an incredible gift she inherited from her father. We’ll bring you more stories of her elephant whisperings.
Iwas moved by the real-life story on Lauren Scruggs (‘Losing my arm and eye was the best thing that happened to me’, August 1). Lauren has been very brave after a traumatic accident proving that ‘true beauty comes from within’. I wish her a bright future ahead. SHRUTI SUSAN , GRADE 9 STUDENT , OUR OWN ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL, SHARJAH
Anuradha’s story encouraged you to follow your dreams
Lauren Scruggs inspired you
The elephant whisperer got you talking