Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Letters: unorthodox bride and groom deserve their happiness

Our readers have their say on Emirati weddings, cricket and the US-North Korea summit

Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni plays a shot during the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL). Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni plays a shot during the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL). Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP

Regarding your story Emirati couple who caused storm with unorthodox engagement party tell their story (May 24), to find love is a gift from God. Anyone who shames them for their private happiness is not worthy. Who are they to judge them? A blessed life and marriage to these two wonderful people.

Judy Garelli, US

You had a sweet and lovely day. Dont let people take away the shining of your special day. Keep loving each other. God bless your marriage.

Gabriela Blanco, UAE

Grit and determination is the recipe for success

I write in reference to your article IPL 2018: Centurion Shane Watson bats Chennai Super Kings to third title (May 28): Shane was absolutely fantastic with the bat.

Congratulations to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team for a truly scintillating performance.

Today, Indians worship Dhoni for his leadership and maturity. When he was young he could not even afford to buy a bat and is now the king of hearts in the country.

It sends a powerful message that with talent and determination one can be unstoppable.

Rajendra Aneja, Dubai

A serious turning point in international relations

I write in reference to your article ‘North Korea has brilliant potential’ says Trump, as US team arrives for summit arrangements (May 28): in my view, the recent comments from the mercurial US President Donald Trump in reference to the North Korean leadership represent a turning point in international relations.

This month, Mr Trump cancelled a long-awaited meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un amid a worsening diplomatic spat.

But his recent volte face and praise for the North and apparent interest in attending the summit could mark the next stage in the US-North Korea relationship.

Perhaps peace will finally prevail in a region bedevilled by nuclear fear.

Will Mr Trump’s team ensure the summit takes place? I suppose we will just have to wait and see.

K Ragavan, Denver