Monday, August 08, 2005

i wonder

Today morning, I read this - Bihari women learning how to be ideal wives and daughter-in-laws. And this is no 'finishing school' in Switzerland teaching the likes of Queenie Dhody how to order servants about. This place tells girls not to look at blind people when they’re pregnant, how to brush their teeth in the in-law’s house (because of course, the way the task has been carried out up to that very moment is in a manner disrespectful to senior citizens) and how to treat your husband like God.

And in the so-called ‘progressive’ West, The Bible i.e Vogue (yes I read shallow fashion magazines) expounds the importance of being feminine for Autumn/Winter. And by feminine I don't mean wearing florals and twin sets (which is apparently boho and mumsy). I mean burn your current wardrobe and get dressed in clothes two sizes too small that effectively shut down your respiratory system and force you to walk with 'tiny hip wiggling steps'. Heroin chic has apparently been replaced by the asphyxic equivalent.

4 comments:

alpha said...

wowie! How our husbands would wish they got married to a bihari who passed these courses... or even the girls wearing two sizes too small.

check this out- http://www.kiruba.com/2005/08/interview-with-ndtv-if-there-was-any.html

Dreamvendor said...

I mean burn your current wardrobe and get dressed in clothes two sizes too small that effectively shut down your respiratory system and force you to walk with 'tiny hip wiggling steps'.

LOL @ that!

Jane Sunshine said...

I wonder how come there are no finishing schools for men? I have seen so many uncouth and rude ones that honestly could do with some serious grooming lessons... But of course, that's because all men are perfect and we women accept them as Gods.

LOVE your blog btw. You have a great sense of humour. Came here by way of Uma's Indianwriting.

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