I was browsing through a fashion magazine. a couple of days back.
The Delhi fashion week show displays caught my attention.
They were a fusion of western and southern dress.
Two dresses were tagged as “Best for parties”.
The other one was for weddings.
I was totally bowled over after seeing the prices.
One was as high asRs 19,500.
The second one was quoted as Rs 22,500.
The third one was priced as Rs 40,000.
The materials used were pure Kanchi silk, and chiffon.
I turned the pages.
My eyes espied a twenty year old girl done up in a Saree.
It was a pure hand loom cotton Saree starched and pressed,.she was wearing a traditional choli.
Her long hair was plaited .
She wore minimum jewellery.
A red kumkum sign was on her forehead.
She was a typical portrait of respectability
I hurriedly went back to the pages of Delhi fashion week.
I found a lot of difference,
There was much of ostentation and shine.
The twenty year old stood out from the crowd.
I folded my hands as a mark of reverence.
She was solemnly beautiful.