Our New Year’s resolution is to make even better in 2015. We love watching our readers transform, but you’re right, it’s their confidence that changes the most.
Sanjay Shah’s attempt to raise funds for autism research really impressed me (‘In aid of autism’, December 26). In spite of a busy career and family life – including helping to care for an autistic son – he manages to find time to raise money for a worthwhile cause. And by involving celebrities and popular performers such as Prince and Lenny Kravitz, he is not only raising money, but awareness as well. Hats off to him.
And thanks again Friday for giving us another great read.
The initiative by Sanjay Shah to raise money for research on autism is truly inspiring. These days many people with a lot of money either enhance their already luxurious lifestyle or invest for the future. But Sanjay is clearly different. He’s the kind of person society is more in need of.
Knowing that these stars performed for free makes me listen to them with even more delight. They are indeed superstars.
Reading The Big Story, where you recaptured some of the most popular features of the year, was really enjoyable (‘Looking back... looking ahead’, December 26).
I am a regular reader of Friday so it was a pleasure to remember some of these features, particularly the ones titled ‘Autism, the show’ and ‘Anil Kapoor: man in the mirror’. The story of the father who was raising funds to save his dying daughter was extremely moving, while the one on Shubhreet – the one-legged dancer – was truly motivational.
I look forward to similar features in the New Year.
Last issue’s feature on how parents force their kids to finish their food was insightful (‘Talk your kids slim’, December 26). Coming from a developing country and a culture where wasting food is considered a crime, I remember how my siblings and I used to be punished if we didn’t eat everything on our plate. I think this upbringing could be one of the reasons why we all have weight issues. After reading the article, I’ve decided to allow my children to serve themselves and then encourage them to finish what they’ve taken.
Ilove the way you do fashion makeovers (‘New style resolutions’, December 26). Readers stuck in a sartorial rut are not only transformed to look stunning, but gain a remarkable new sense of self-confidence, too.
From a bright smile to better posture, these women almost instantaneously begin to shine. I like to call this an ‘esteem quick-fix’. CORRECTION: In the After Eight watch feature, page 71, December 5, 2014, we credited a Fossil watch from an incorrect stockist. The correct stockist is Paris Gallery, The Dubai Mall. We apologise for any inconvenience this error caused.