Wings of courage

Filed on November 29, 2019

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"The people who are crazy enough to think they change the world are the ones who do"- Steve Jobs. This quote struck me as I flipped through WKND (Nov 22). Casting Director Miranda Davidson (Hollywood Calling), youngest DJ Mishel Rasul (Is she Dubai's youngest DJ?), poet Jean-Sim Ashman ('Poetry allows people to slow down and savour life') and upcoming Bollywood sensation Ayushmann Khurrana (The star next door) all point to the fact that dreams must be followed and nurtured. It does not matter if they do not fit into the conventional and career-oriented society's expectations. Being different and creative in our own way can help us make a mark. These individuals will succeed and grow to greater heights because they pursued their dreams without bothering about other people's opinions.
Creativity and entertainment are no more the forte of some, but are open to be explored by anybody who has the courage to dream. Kudos to all these achievers who have left the cocrowd behind to reach for the stars.
Julie Martin. by email

No moral support?
No moral support, please (Nov 22) got me thinking. Yes, some people can be annoying by offering 'moral support', and can in the process aggravate the situation. But, can we honestly get by without any moral support at all? After all, doesn't it help to have someone to vent out our frustration?
We all need a shoulder to lean or cry on every now and then. But, perhaps, we should not go overboard complaining about our issues. And when we talk about our problems, all we really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand us, not an earful of 'be positive' assuagements.
Taqdees, by e-mail

The greatest denial
In today's world, the biggest trick we play on ourselves is the denial of the inevitable. We plan our future thinking we will be alive for decades. But that need not be the case. Our tomorrow is uncertain.
Romancing the final act (Nov 22) was a reminder that no matter who we are or how much we deny, the end is the same for all of us.
We take loans, we spend and we make plans, not just for ourselves, but also for our children, believing  we are immortal. If we live with the realisation that death is inevitable, the shock of losing someone may not be too hard. The grieving process is, of course, necessary but we should strive to live a full and contented life so that when the time comes, the people closest to the deceased will realise that it is merely the completion of a happy journey!
Omar Rizvi, Dubai

Ayushmann is here to stay
Ayushmann Khurana's celluloid journey has been spectacular (The star next door, WKND, Nov 22). From his very first film Vicky Donor to his recent hit Bala, the actor has meticulously chosen an offbeat path.
In a span of seven years, Khurana is being hailed as a money-making, critic-pleasing bonafide Bollywood star who can charm masses and mandarins equally.
His dedication and devotion to his craft, easy-going nature and positive perspective have proven beneficial for him. Carving a niche in the glamorous industry is not easy for an outsider. But he has shown that if you have intuitive intelligence, a winsome nature and use a methodical approach, no one can stop you from scaling the heights of success.
I absolutely agree that Khurana is here to stay to play his long innings in Bollywood and regale viewers.  
Jayashree Kulkarni, India

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