When you go shopping for saris the scene that amuses you is of the sales girls immersed in the activity of draping high end saris on young women of all shapes and sizes. From their body language it becomes obvious that they are first timers where this Indian attire is concerned and it’s like making a reluctant paradigm shift for them from either a salwar kamiz or western dresses. Placing a part of the sari against you to make sure the colour and dezign suits you is different from having the sari fully draped on you, which unfortunately is becoming a common practice by would be brides. I feel it’s high time the shop keepers keep aside a few bridal ware as they do in garment shops for their customers to try them on before making a final purchase so that potential customers don’t end up picking up saris which lose their freshness!
n.meera raghavendra rao