Amit Varma is a writer based in Mumbai. He worked in journalism for over a decade, and won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007. His bestselling novel, My Friend Sancho, was published in 2009. He is best known for his blog, India Uncut. His current project is a non-fiction book about the lack of personal and economic freedoms in post-Independence India.
I thought sarees were supposed to be soft, flowing feminine garments—until Prabhu pointed me to the image below, an ad for denim silk sarees [source], featuring a denim-saree-clad woman in a Marlboro-macho environment. Immense bafflement overflows. Leather salwars next?
Personally, I have no issues with breaking gender stereotypes when it comes to clothing. But wouldn’t all that denim be a bit, um, heavy?
Sita Sings the Blues: The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told
Dev.D doesn't flinch from depicting the individual’s downward spiral
9 across: Van Morrison classic from Moondance (7)
6 down: Order beginning with ‘A’ (12)