I agree, Fauzia; the ex­hi­bi­tion is a beau­ti­ful trib­ute to the coun­try’s rich past. Karen, ed­i­tor They cer­tainly prove be­ing suc­cess­ful usu­ally has noth­ing to do with fame and money. Silvena Rowe is an amaz­ing chef who is now pick­ing up award after award.

Friday - - Letters - PRIYA S, VIA EMAIL

Iloved last week’s ar­ti­cles on Ishita Malaviya, In­dia’s first pro­fes­sional fe­male surfer (‘Rul­ing the waves’), and Ch­havi Ra­jawat, the fe­male In­dian vil­lage chief (‘Agent of change’).

Th­ese two women are role mod­els for young girls who are bom­barded with mes­sages that celebrity and wealth are what mat­ters in to­day’s so­ci­ety.

They prove that ob­sta­cles and op­po­si­tion can even­tu­ally

Iwas shocked to read about Jamie Oliver and his hot tem­per (‘What not to do with a chilli: Jamie’s hot parenting guide’, Novem­ber 28). I agree that kids need to be pun­ished if they be­have badly but by trick­ing his 12-yearold daugh­ter into eat­ing one of the hottest chillies is a breach of trust.

It was dis­gust­ing that he was laugh­ing at her dis­com­fort. For Jamie’s sake, I hope his daugh­ter

The recipes by Silvena Rowe this week were ab­so­lutely stun­ning (‘Abra-ke­bab-ra!’ Novem­ber 28). They looked de­li­cious but none of them were too com­pli­cated or chal­leng­ing so even a novice cook like me could make them. They turned out ex­actly like the photographs so now I’ll be dish­ing them up at my next bar­be­cue.

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