I’ve ac­tu­ally asked Samita to give me a per­sonal feng shui read­ing so I will keep you all in­formed! Karen, edi­tor It is in­cred­i­ble to see the bond Anand Shinde and the ele­phants shared. We will keep you up­dated on his story.

Friday - - Letters -

Since vis­it­ing Sin­ga­pore, known for feng shui tours, I have been fas­ci­nated by the prac­tice, and have read as much as I can on it. So imag­ine my de­light when I spot­ted Fri­day’s fea­ture, ‘How to feng shui your life’ (Fe­bru­ary 13), and read how de­clut­ter­ing and chang­ing the colours and decor of your house can change your luck, health and wealth.

The ex­pert, Samita Khanna, very lu­cidly ex­plained the prin­ci­ples be­hind the ‘science’ and sug­gested easy-to-do steps. I’ve ac­tu­ally cut out and kept those pages for ref­er­ence and have even shared the on­line link with my friends.

Thank you for the lovely fea­ture!

The feng shui ar­ti­cle in last week’s Fri­day was in­ter­est­ing and the ex­pert’s tips are very easy to fol­low. As soon as I fin­ished read­ing the ar­ti­cle I moved the shoe rack away from the right-hand side of my door – which is the wealth area of the home – as I can’t af­ford to risk that!

Clear­ing clut­ter – as ad­vised by your feng shui ex­pert in last week’s mag­a­zine – does make life eas­ier. I used to be a hoarder, ac­cu­mu­lat­ing a lot of un­nec­es­sary things. But the ar­ti­cle made me re­alise that I was sur­rounded by things I no longer needed and that were just col­lect­ing dust. I took the first step of clear­ing my wardrobe, which was a lot to tackle as I have so many clothes. But I al­ready feel bet­ter and much more or­gan­ised. I’m go­ing to con­tinue clear­ing next week­end.

How amaz­ing was the fea­ture on the pho­tog­ra­pher who gave up his job to help in­jured ele­phants (‘The ele­phant whis­perer’, Fe­bru­ary 13)? It was in­cred­i­bly mov­ing and the pho­to­graphs of him with the an­i­mals were ex­tremely touch­ing – re­veal­ing the hu­man side of the large mam­mals. Please pub­lish more such fea­tures.

Ifound the Fri­day ar­ti­cle on ele­phants – about a pho­tog­ra­pher in In­dia who quit his job to spend all his time help­ing an­i­mals – very in­ter­est­ing. The part I en­joyed most was when Anand Shinde started to com­mu­ni­cate with Krishna. It seems truly amaz­ing. How­ever, I was sad when I learnt that Krishna later died from the in­juries he sus­tained when he fell into a pit and broke his leg. The pic­tures of the ele­phants were re­ally cute. I think this is the best ar­ti­cle I read in this week’s is­sue.

Last week’s in­ter­view with mas­ter chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who is one of the best chefs In­dia has ever pro­duced, was very in­ter­est­ing and in­sight­ful. Although I am only an oc­ca­sional cook, I used to watch his pro­grammes on var­i­ous In­dian TV chan­nels. I have a few of his cook­books on my book­shelf as well. It’s in­ter­est­ing that he ini­tially wanted to be­come an ar­chi­tect and then later strayed into the kitchen. It’s just as well too, or we would have lost out on a good chef.

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