Once again the music season has arrived with a bang, it’s time for the rasikas to go Sabha hopping and connoisseurs of food canteens hopping and the fashion conscious keenly watching whether the artistes are keeping pace with the latest trends in changing sartorial tastes. I am sure the male artistes would envy their female counterparts for the wide choice they have in colour combinations and embellishments ranging from embroidery and types of zari. Probably they could take solace in the quality of music performance, sometimes even excelling their female counterparts in this important area.
All said and done, Chennaiites believe in tradition and dressing according to the occasion, therefore no salwar kamiz when the artistes perform, similarly male artistes stick to zari veshtis and jibbas with embellishments thrown in and probably with a shining gold chain around their neck as their only accessory unlike women artistes who can flaunt diamonds and other precious stones, whether the jewelry is made of genuine stuff or not is no concern of the audience!
n.meera raghavendra rao