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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

Tell us what you think, email us at fri­day@ Our pow­er­ful past is­sue had peo­ple talk­ing about hav­ing a child in old age, the per­ils of smok­ing, and the cover with an African model

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