We in­vite readers to share thoughts, anec­dotes, views or sto­ries on a par­tic­u­lar sub­ject. Last week we asked: What is the most mem­o­rable story you’ve read in Fri­day? Here are your replies

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The only fun part of Fri­days is read­ing the Fri­day mag­a­zine and the best thing I have read are the sto­ries of acid vic­tims (Septem­ber 30, 2016, for ex­am­ple). Read­ing about how the vic­tims’ lives were changed and how they over­came it, I got goose­bumps. We have no idea how lucky we are. Look­ing back at those who are dead yet alive – I ap­plaud them! Acid is the worst gift any­one can get. See­ing their bold­ness and courage to face their life, I feel am the most cow­ardly girl on earth. Hats off to the sur­vivors. Aye­sha Meer Navaz

How do I choose just one? Fri­day it­self is mem­o­rable in its en­tirety. When Fri­day was launched I wrote a fort­nightly fea­ture on skin. I devour all pages of the Fri­day each week. What moves me most are inspirational sto­ries and fea­tures on giving back to so­ci­ety. Char­ity, sto­ries of qual­i­fied chil­dren who go back to their roots to up­lift so­ci­ety, peo­ple who bring sun­shine into el­derly lives, who make the best of life in spite of dis­abil­i­ties and achiev­ers who have flown solo and fought for their be­liefs. Ku­dos to Fri­day and the zeal­ous team who bring this ray of sun­shine into our lives. Mi­nal Pat­ward­han Andrade

The horo­scope sec­tion, most of the time! My friends and I love to read what the week will bring us. And, of course, the recipes; I al­ways cut those out. Mari­cel DF

My most mem­o­rable story was in a Fri­day mag­a­zine dated Septem­ber 5, 1997: Fri­day’s pic­to­rial trib­ute to Diana, Princess of Wales, pub­lished af­ter her sud­den demise. The ar­ti­cle, ‘Life Breaks Its Prom­ise’, cov­ered her life in colour­ful pictures. I’m sure no other mag­a­zine did such a fan­tas­tic job. As we flipped the pages it took us to those stages, well por­trayed from her birth [un­til her death]. An awe­some com­pi­la­tion, in­clud­ing Diana’s visit to the UAE. Now a 20 solid years have passed, still I cher­ish that Fri­day as one of my trea­sures! Clare

‘How To Hygge’ (Jan­uary 27, 2017) was one of the many fea­tures I en­joyed read­ing about in Fri­day. It just made me re­alise how es­sen­tial it was to take out some me-time and how easy that could be! It also made me re­alise how we of­ten over­look life’s sim­ple plea­sures that are around us while we are run­ning the rat-race. A very in­spir­ing and en­light­en­ing read. Try­ing my best to in­cul­cate it as a life mantra, I’ve even saved a copy of it. My sec­ond favourite has to be the fea­ture on In­dian ac­tor Shah Rukh Khan! – Ali­fiya Sehrawala

This is the most mem­o­rable one – with me on the cover on the ex­treme left (Septem­ber 12, 2014). To­tally pre­cious and thanks to Fri­day mag­a­zine, it will be over­whelm­ing for a life­time. Deepa Mathew Sa­chith

I love the fash­ion, the amaz­ing advice the mag­a­zine is filled with, the recipes and the inspirational sto­ries. One par­tic­u­lar edi­tion I await ev­ery year is the one be­fore Valen­tine’s Day. I am a ro­man­tic at heart and ab­so­lutely love the ideas, the get­aways, every­thing that Fri­day sug­gests. I par­tic­u­larly loved the story about how a lady pro­posed to her guy on Fe­bru­ary 29, 2017 – it was a beau­ti­ful story. Fri­day al­ways gives out such mo­ti­va­tional, touch­ing sto­ries that they make me teary-eyed about how some peo­ple, even though be­ing dis­abled, move on with their life with great spirit. My Fri­day is never com­plete with­out Fri­day in hand. Thanks. Naaz Khan


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