How did your meeting at the Ladies club go? Asked my husband soon after I returned home.
Well, it was o.k, but I was very disappointed that I appeared the odd one out, I said.
Why? I thought your blouse which you took pains to dezign yourself would have attracted your hep crowd of ladies, he said turning his gaze to my blouse.
Yes it did but I realized it had become out of fashion, that too just in two weeks, I lamented.
Probably your chief guest would have dressed in the latest fashion, having been a film celebrity, he said.
You are right, her sari and ‘blouse’ appeared mismatched which probably is the in thing in the celluloid world, I said.
You mean mix and match? He queried.
I am surprised at your knowledge of expressions which I thought were women’s exclusive, I said not feeling happy that he knew better about changing fashions.
That’s why I keep saying you are really out dated on a lot of things, he accused.
Don’t worry. I don’t want to dampen your spirits further.
Tell me the theme of your chief guest’s speech, briefly of course, he said.
There was no particular theme. She regretted that there were no followers of trail blazers like her where good acting is concerned, she stressed.
Yes, I totally agree with her, said my husband. But she seems to have forgotten that today’s film goers’ tastes have changed. They prefer glamour and big names to good acting, he quipped.
n.meera raghavendra rao