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THE INTERVIEW WITH AMITABH BACHCHAN was very impressive. (‘There’s nothing I’d like to have changed in my life’, October 16). For an actor to be at the top of his game for such a long time is incredible, but what is even more remarkable is that he does not take his fame and achievements for granted and continues to work with the same dedication and enthusiasm that he displayed when he started out almost five decades ago. Hats off to him.
Alok Kumar, via email
BIG B IS A SUPERSTAR who does not need any introduction. He truly is an iconic personality and one of the greatest actors Bollywood has produced. More than four-and-a-half decades and 180 films later, he’s still in high demand, carving a niche in the glamorous world of Hindi cinema not just with his commitment, dedication and conviction, but his talent too.
He has mesmerised cinema-goers with his towering persona, rich baritone, charisma, histrionics and amazing screen presence. At 73, he is an inspiration to the thousands of actors trying to establish a name for themselves.
Jayashree Kulkarni, Abu Dhabi
THIS WEEK’S ISSUE ON various aspects of healthy eating and diet was absolutely amazing. I was particularly fascinated by the first-person account of Jenni Russell (‘Hunger Games’, October 16) on how fasting has cured her of several health-related problems and helped her deal with the aftermath of cancer.
I’ve always known that fasting is a great way to detox but never knew that it works as a cure. Medical science needs to focus on its healing properties so that lifestyle diseases that have reached epidemic proportions can be better managed, if not cured altogether.
Claire T, via email
I SUFFER FROM A SLUGGISH METABOLISM, because of which my energy levels are generally quite low. Recently, a friend recommended that I give fasting a try. I ate only raw fruits, vegetables and nuts the whole day, without any carbohydrates and dairy products. And the next day, I felt totally transformed.
I was not only in a good mood the whole day, my energy levels were amazing too – I felt I had the vigour of a teenager. I plan on checking with my doctor if I can do it more often.
So when I read the article on fasting or eating just 300 calories a day under a doctor’s supervision, I was convinced of its benefits. Could you suggest an indicative diet chart in the future as well?
Thank you, Friday, for highlighting such a relevant trend.
Rajesh Venkat, via email
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Our readers admire the Big B’s reluctance to slow down despite turning 73