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Icannot believe that it’s already 10 years since those horrendous killer waves claimed hundreds of thousands of lives across the world. It seems like yesterday when we woke up to the disaster that destroyed everything in its wake.
While reading the ‘Making a Difference’ feature on how some women have taken to doll-making to not only overcome their grief but help others as well, I was overcome with sadness (‘Dolls of Hope’, December 19). May those colourful dolls help heal the battered hearts of these poor women and give them the strength to move on.
While reading the article on the Forkan brothers, I was struck by their effort to stay positive in spite of all the pain and hardships that they had to undergo after losing their parents to the tsunami (‘Sole brothers’, December 19).
Loss like theirs could have easily turned them into bitter and cynical people looking for public sympathy to survive. But these boys are rare. They not only found a new and constructive reason to live, but took care of their younger siblings as well. And then they went on to set up a successful business of making flip-flops, which is going to finance a home for orphans in Sri Lanka, the country where they lost their parents. Here’s to wishing the brothers a world of happiness... Much deserved.
The interview with Shubhreet Kaur Ghumman, the one-legged dancer from Ludhiana in north India (‘She’s got talent!’ December 19) was a delightful read. I remember watching her performance on the India’s Got Talent TV show and being in awe of her ‘never-say-die’ spirit.
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