Aunty, what are you going to wear for today’s event? Asked my niece who had already decided to look her best on the occasion.
Instead of replying her, I displayed half a dozen saris of mine for her to choose from.
She started scrutinizing each one with hawk’s eyes and commenting on them.
Aunty, this grey sari looks too dowdy, so no no to it.
What about the others? I said.
This blue is too bright and also I don’t like the dezign, she said placing the sari aside.
Don’t you like this green one? Haven’t you heard the saying, green green, you are a queen? I said looking hopefully at her.
No, certainly not this shade of green, she asserted.
Why not this yellow, don’t you think it’s beautiful? I said.
I am reminded of the saying, Yellow yellow, you are a dirty fellow, she laughed.
That leaves only two, maroon and orange, I lamented.
Maroon looks too oldfashioned and also dull, she commented. But the blouse surprisingly looks very fashionable, she said admiring the designer blouse.
Aunty, I feel the orange one is o.k. she approved after a lot of deliberation.
Let me see the matching blouse, she said and frowned when she noticed it didn’t look modern enough.
Aunty, the blouse looks so ancient, she scoffed. Don’t you have anything more trendy to go with the sari? She said.
I shook my head in disappointment.
Aunty, I have a bright idea, let’s go shopping and pick up a beautiful sari which matches the maroon designer blouse, she suggested.
I nodded albeit reluctantly.
n.meera raghavendra rao