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The ar­ti­cle ‘Liv­ing in a box’ (Au­gust 8) made for a very in­ter­est­ing Fri­day morn­ing read. The level of cre­ativ­ity brought into con­struc­tion by Ar­jun Menon is truly com­mend­able, and it is ev­i­dently a very novel and green idea that can find use in nu­mer­ous con­struc­tion sites around the world.

This con­cept of con­vert­ing dis­carded ship­ping con­tain­ers into liv­ing spa­ces can also change the look and feel of neigh­bour­hoods for the bet­ter, with its colours and gen­eral am­bi­ence. The pic­tures in the ar­ti­cle prove this. Per­son­ally, be­ing a go-green sup­porter, I am glad­dened by the Smart Box con­cept.

Kudos to Ar­jun. And I hope to see him take this con­cept around the globe.

HAR­ISH NARAYANAN, DUBAI

The ar­ti­cle, ‘Liv­ing in a box’ that talks about con­vert­ing ship­ping con­tain­ers into homes and of­fices has great rel­e­vance in to­day’s times when there is a short­age of af­ford­able hous­ing.

I be­lieve it is a win-win trend as it will pro­vide not only cheaper liv­ing op­tions but is en­vi­ron­ment-friendly as well. I hope au­thor­i­ties across the world recog­nise Ar­jun Menon’s ef­forts and pro­vide him with the nec­es­sary en­cour­age­ment.

RA­MACHAN­DRAN NAIR, MUS­CAT, OMAN

You’re right. Novel ideas like these are def­i­nitely the way for­ward. Karen, edi­tor

Thank you for the fea­ture on Han­nah Christ­mas (‘I was told I was men­tally ill... but it was ex­treme PMS’, Au­gust 8). Hav­ing suf­fered my­self for sev­eral years, I only dis­cov­ered the con­di­tion af­ter a great deal of re­search on the in­ter­net. I hope this ar­ti­cle helps other women who suf­fer ev­ery month. Un­der­stand­ing this con­di­tion has made such a pos­i­tive im­pact and the sup­port from my hus­band has been amaz­ing.

By hav­ing hor­mone treat­ment, vi­ta­mins, a healthy diet and most im­por­tantly reg­u­lar ex­er­cise, I have been able to im­prove the qual­ity of my life con­sid­er­ably.

LINDA SJOBORG, DUBAI

I’m glad, Linda, that you’ve found a so­lu­tion to your con­di­tion, and thank you for shar­ing it with us. It will help a lot of women who’ve been suf­fer­ing from the same prob­lem.

The ar­ti­cle ‘The man with­out the mask’ (Au­gust 8) was not only an in­cred­i­ble read but an eye-opener as well. In to­day’s world, where good looks have be­come vi­tal in order to be suc­cess­ful, es­pe­cially when it comes to the glam­our and film in­dus­try, it is re­fresh­ing and hum­bling to come across a person like Adam Pear­son.

Here is a man who is not re­ally both­ered by his phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance, and has in fact turned it into his strength, com­pelling peo­ple to look at his act­ing tal­ent in­stead of his looks. Peo­ple like Adam in­spire oth­ers and push them to re­alise their po­ten­tial.

SOHA MUJEEB, VIA EMAIL Adam proves beauty is only skin deep.

Our read­ers are keen on the Smart Box con­cept

High­light­ing Han­nah’s con­di­tion will help oth­ers, a reader hopes

Adam’s story was an up­lift­ing read for many of you

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