Zainab’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to not only learn, but master, an ex­tremely dif­fi­cult form of mar­tial art is in­deed an in­spi­ra­tion to all of us – men and women. Karen, ed­i­tor. It’s hard to re­mem­ber that many peo­ple don’t have the things we take for granted, such a

Friday - - Letters - NEHA SAX­ENA, VIA EMAIL

Zainab Ma­lik is my new hero (‘Dubai’s big­gest kung fu fan!’, Oc­to­ber 17). While read­ing about her, I was re­minded of UmaThur­man’s role in the Kill Bill se­ries of movies, about a woman who goes around tak­ing re­venge for all the wrong done to her, and with great fi­nesse.

She has in­spired me to learn some form of mar­tial art just so that I am able to take care of my­self. I hope other women follow suit and we soon get rid of the stereo­type of women as the weaker sex.

The ar­ti­cle ‘So­lar Power Lights Up a Slum in Ghana’ (Oc­to­ber 17) was in­spir­ing. I ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­forts of the Bri­tish stu­dents who are mem­bers of En­ergy For Old Fadama for light­ing up lives. I be­lieve that more peo­ple like th­ese stu­dents

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