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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 September 2018

Shashi Kapoor’s legacy is there for all to see

Readers discuss Shashi Kapoor, disabilities, Duran Duran and zip lines 

Shashi Kapoor, left, and Amitabh Bachhan in Kabhie Kabhie (1976).
Shashi Kapoor, left, and Amitabh Bachhan in Kabhie Kabhie (1976).

In reference to your online story Indian screen icon Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79 (December 4), India has lost a very fine actor and a very elegant and polished gentleman.

Shashi was amazingly handsome, with an infectious smile and well-sculpted features.

I happened to see him at the Taj hotel in Delhi in 1976 and realised that he is even more handsome in person than he appears on the screen. He also had a fine acting partnership with Amitabh Bachchan. They acted in many blockbuster films together and Deewar was their most famous movie. He continued to be active in the theatre too, despite his Bollywood engagements. He started the Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai, as a tribute to his late father. This theatre is very active in Mumbai and nourishes young talent. So Shashi will live on and inspire others through the Prithvi Theatre and his many films.

Rajendra K Aneja, India

Duran Duran are notorious, but they’re not a jazz band

I refer to your online story Duran Duran to headline Dubai jazz Festival 2018 (December 5). I have nothing against the band, but why don’t they just rename it as the Dubai music festival? I can’t remember the last time an actual jazz band played the festival.

Name withheld by request

Those tasked with looking after us do a fantastic job

In reference to your picture gallery, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed receives Abu Dhabi Police (December 4), bless the work of the police and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

Aysah E Meel, Abu Dhabi

Such a sad story that reveals a distinct lack of respect

I would like to share with you a story about me and my wife. When we went to a new hotel in JBR recently, I was charged a large amount to valet park our car. My wife is a person with special needs. I explained to the hotel staff that in the UAE people with special needs should be treated with a bit of care. I even informed them that I have a special parking pass that allows us free parking everywhere in the city.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has led the implementation of laws, facilities and instructed the various government departments of Dubai to invest in facilities for people of determination. Despite that, some people treat people of determination with no respect. Our case should be shared so others learn from such mistakes. Better training and awareness is required for such matters.

Sameh Ahmad and Farah AlHmoud, Dubai

Your ‘web cam’ looks good for some people, but not me

In reference to your video of Nick Webster’s hair-raising ride on zip line through Dubai Marina. It looks like some people’s idea of fun, but not mine.

Keith Wynne, Dubai

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