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TIhe interview with India’s champion female boxer Mary Kom left me dumbstruck (‘Fists of glory’, November 14). Her story is what legends are made of, for here’s a woman who came from an extremely poor family, who took up a traditionally male sport and then not only went on to excel in it, winning medals across the globe, but continued to claim a place on the podium after marrying and having children.
She is one sportswoman whose life story should feature in textbooks so that she can continue to inspire future generations and all those who give up too easily.
What impressed me equally was how Mary’s husband has been so supportive of her, looking after their kids while she focuses on her sport.
This is definitely one article that I am going to file away for my children. Absolutely brilliant.
VAIDEHI RAVAT, VIA EMAIL thought the feature on Mary Kom was a truly inspiring story for millions of Indian women who work hard and sacrifice a lot just so that they can realise their dreams even after marriage and motherhood.
Hats off to Mary Kom, a wonderful lady who came from one of the most remote parts of India but has
Emanaged to achieve what no one has done before.
SUCHARITRA LINDUS, DUBAI ach and every article in the November 14 issue of Friday was eye-opening, if not inspiring. But the one that stays with me is ‘A home with a view’. By giving orphans who were faced with an uncertain future somewhere to live, Bibhu and Charu Thakur have ensured that these children are secure and can grow up to be productive, responsible citizens. This will break the vicious cycle of poverty.
The other story that I enjoyed reading was the one on Vicky Roy, a homeless child who has now become an internationally recognised photographer (‘From Delhi’s railway platform to Buckingham Palace’).
His pictures of street kids struggling to survive are so poignant and so humbling. I think they make us realise that we lead such privileged lives and yet complain about so much. SUNANDA MUKHERJI, VIA EMAIL Thank you, Sunanda. Look out for more features like this one in forthcoming issues of Friday.
When I read ‘The rise of the mini divas’ (November 14), I was amazed by how parents these days are trying to justify their kids’ insensitive behaviour. It is absolutely shameful!
VANDANA SHARMA, ABU DHABI
Mary Kom’s determination to succeed impressed you
Vicky Roy’s photos of street kids remind us of how lucky we are, says a reader
Mary with her supportive husband Kurong Onkholer Kom