THE BIG STORY ON THE COUPLE
who became parents for the first time in their seventies made for an interesting dinner table debate (‘With baby Armaan I feel complete’, June 3). While I thought that it was not fair on the baby to have parents who are physically too old to cope with his needs, my wife was very happy for Armaan’s mother, who, after decades of struggle to become one, finally realised her dream.
I guess when one is a part of a very traditional society, which places so much emphasis on parenthood, then the couple’s desire seems justified.
I wish the family all the best and hope the parents enjoy good health, so they can watch their child grow up over the years.
Love you, Friday, for causing a stir in our minds and hearts. Rajesh Gopal, via email
THE ARTICLE ON the septuagenarian couple, who had their first child recently, was very controversial and interesting. While I could not help but smile at the obvious joy on their faces holding their tiny son, I also could not stop myself from wondering about the baby’s future, considering that both parents are at
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