The article (“Kush Kush Hota Hai”, MetroPlus, June 29) provided fascinating information about how Kushboo divides time between home and studio. She is a role model for other aspiring cinema and TV artists. Her views about how she encouraged her husband Sunder C to don the role of hero in a film, and her devotion to her children despite being a busy star, belie the impression that women artists lead a miserable life due to matrimonial failure or that they commit suicide out of sheer dejection.

C. LAKSHMI NARAIN

Chennai INSPIRING

Pole vault trainees (“A Vaulter’s Views”, MetroPlus, July 3) and those aspiring to pursue the sport would have gained much knowledge from coach Mike Cotton. The article was also accompanied by a fine picture of Mike in action.

K. RAMADOSS

Ayanavaram

GREAT ACTOR

This refers to the article “Golden Phase” (MetroPlus, July 2). Manorama deserves all praise and congratulations for completing 50 years in the film industry, without being bested by anyone else and for carving a niche in the hearts of millions of fans for her apt and unique use of slang and wit.

I happened to see her act as Avvaiyar in the “Thiruvilayadal” drama serial on the small screen recently. Her acting skills, which could be placed on a par with that of K.B.Sundarambal, left me spellbound. What grace, what delivery and what a rendering of the song in praise of Lord Muruga!

S. MAHANAVELU

Adyar

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