Your comments and feedback.
THE BIG STORY in this week’s issue was truly an eye-opener (‘Kidnapped – trying to feed our families’, October 23). I could not believe the plight of the poor fishermen who not only have to fight abject poverty but ruthless pirates as well who kidnap them for ransom. I wonder why the police and other government agencies are not doing anything to protect these men from these criminals – it’s shocking.
Ashok Nigam, via email
THE ARTICLE ON Indian fishermen, who are kidnapped on the high seas by pirates gave a grim insight into their lives. I was saddened by the insensitivity of the authorities, who are doing nothing to protect these poor people. They are only trying to earn an honest living.
Avanti Gadgil, via email
I COULD NOT BELIEVEMY
FAVOURITE MAGAZINE Friday had a one-on-one withmy favourite star John Travolta (‘I want to be Bond... James Bond’, October 23).
The first time I watched him was in Grease many years ago and was smitten by his stylish moves. But when I saw him in Pulp Fiction and
Swordfish, I realised that he is not only a good-looking star but also a talented actor. It’s a pity that his acting prowess has not been recognised by the Hollywood fraternity. Claire T, via email
THE JOHN TRAVOLTA INTERVIEW was brilliant. What I loved most was how, in spite of achieving somuch, he is still so passionate about his craft and wants to push the envelope further. I hope some movie mogul reads this interview and casts John as Bond, for I’m sure he’ll make a great one. A real candid interview with one of Hollywood’s biggest talents. I loved every word of it!
Lakshmee Krishnan, via email
I THOUGHT THE PROFILE ON Dr Fredric Brandt, the specialist whomade Botox a common phenomenon, was ironic (‘Botox backlash’, October 23). The fact that this man took his own life despite his achievements proves that good looks alone cannot guarantee happiness.
Pallavi Nigam, via email
Many of you were left shocked by the stories on the late Botox guru Dr Fredric Brandt and kidnapped fisherman John Travolta can still make some Friday readers go weak at the knees