Monday, March 30, 2009

On Gudi Padwa

Among all the young girls looking very uncomfortable in their nine-yard saree, she stood out because of the grace with which she carried off her everyday attire.

The music started, the girls all began to dance. You could see she wanted to join in, but she didn’t. ‘Why?’, I wondered. Though older than the rest, she seemed fit for her age. Surely it was not an arthritic back or bad knees that was keeping her from dancing.

None of that. She was encumbered with a heavy polythene bag. The moment she handed it over, she joined in all the fun.
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