BLUR­RING THE LINES t was quite heart­en­ing to read the ar­ti­cle on gen­der ben­ders ( Are you man enough to be in touch with fem­i­nin­ity?, Feb 24). I consider my­self blessed to have a hus­band who is open to sharing our house­hold chores. Times may be chang­ing,

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I have long been a fan of Bikram Vohra’s hu­mor­ous take on every­day life. It’s good to see him back in the mag­a­zine. I can now read the ‘ Last Word’ first!

The trou­ble with be­ing an Un­seen ( Feb 24) must have touched a chord in many hearts. But I sensed a hint of sad­ness be­hind the amus­ing de­pic­tion of Un­seen’s failed at­tempts to draw at­ten­tion — not least be­cause I’ve ex­pe­ri­enced the same sit­u­a­tion my­self on many oc­ca­sions.

we will Be in TOUCH with you SHORTLY.

I’ve re­alised that, per­haps, the rea­son that oth­ers don’t see us is be­cause we don’t see our­selves! What I mean to say is: we of­ten fail to ac­cept and ap­pre­ci­ate our­selves ‘ as we are’. And, in the process of im­i­tat­ing oth­ers, we lose our au­then­tic­ity. This re­flects in our body lan­guage mak­ing us ‘ Un­seen’. If we treat our­selves with re­spect, the whole world is sure to do like­wise.

Raj Jha­jharia, by email

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