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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!


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

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