You’re right, Prakash – stars like Nawazuddin prove that talent wins out over everything else if you work hard and believe in yourself. Karen, Editor
The article on Nawazuddin Siddiqui was heartwarming and inspiring (‘The reluctant hero’, August 29). Nawazuddin’s climb to stardom is a testimony to chasing one’s dream. It encapsulates the objective of relentlessly aspiring to do what you love. But what I liked most was how he remains affectionate towards his humble roots in spite of being associated with the who’s who of the film fraternity in India and abroad.
His story gives hope to many who have the talent but are disillusioned by their looks and see
The article ‘School of skate’ (August 29) demonstrated that no dream is too big or too gender-specific, and explained how Afghan girls are eagerly joining Skateistan, a school that not only teaches them how to skate but builds their confidence by offering them jobs as youth group leaders. The story serves as an eye-opener to all those who believe women are not as competent as men. I would like to wish Skateistan students all the best for the future. Surely, they don’t need it because the future is being created by – and not dictated to – them at Skateistan.