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A rant on pockets.

Fundamental question coming up!

Be pre-warned that this has nothing to do with feminism or being a snob.

How many of you men have been shopping with women – your friends, sister, girlfriend, mother or to purchase gifts for your friend’s female friends? Whether you have or haven’t, not many of you must have noticed the stark contrast between the number of pockets a woman’s attire lacks versus the deluge of pockets in a man’s attire.

While shopping, we women have a lot of options to choose from. Let’s say I want to buy a pair of bottoms. My options begin from jeans, jeggings, shorts, trousers, capris, plazzos, harem pants, jogger pants, mini skirts, midis, maxis and these are just the western wear section, without going to the different fit styles available.

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But most of the time the options haven’t really met my expectations in terms of one simple thing – pockets.

Why don’t my clothes have pockets?!

I have had to purchase trousers without pockets because apart from that one lacunae they fit really well. I have erroneously purchased plazzos which only had a pocket seam but no actual pocket! My jeans are such snug fits but with pockets large enough to only accommodate half the size of an average 5 inch screen smartphone.

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Our kurtas don’t have pockets, neither do the dresses we wear. Skirts are out of the question when it comes to pockets and even the wallets we have are crammed with things because who’s heard of compartments? It is so inconvenient to be carrying your cash, cards, phone and other essentials in a separate pouch, when men can simply fill it all in their pockets and roam handsfree. On one hand, we women have so many options but barely practical while men seem to be comfortably carrying on with tradition. The most common men’s wallet designs have barely evolved since the 1950’s, it seems.

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I don’t say all brands are an issue. But most brands are!

It’s peculiar. Men’s fashion lacks creativity. Women’s lack comfort.

Graciously Yours!

Grabbing eyeballs!

The security check queues at the airport can be long, more so if you’re travelling just at the outset of one of India’s most celebrated festivals, the festival of lights, Diwali; also if you’re travelling from Bengaluru, the second home of most Calcuttans, to Calcutta, obviously their first.

What better way to pass the time than to Sherlock around a bit? Presenting to you a list of the kinds of women we came across in our fifteen minute queuing up experience!

  1. Apparently effortless : These women are my favourite! Combining style with comfort, book in hand, hair tucked behind ears and travelling light! At 7 in the morning, when you see such women moving around like they were made to travel and early mornings at airports are a daily commute for them, you envy them a little. Just a little. Because that’s followed by the thoughts of my room being in a mess due to packing and unpacking every weekend for the past three weeks. Then I settle in my place of grass in peace!
  2. The young moms : Every time I travel, I come across young mothers with their first borns cuddled in their arms, trying to put the babies to sleep, or entertaining them with clucking noises, pointing out interesting looking people, or randomly distracting them from crying! A few lucky moms have such friendly, quiet and smiling babies that their travel turns to be a anecdote filled one, a blessing in disguise!
  3. Oh so prim and propah : These are few and far between but can be spotted from a mile away! We were lucky to land one such sighting. They look like they’ve landed out of a fashion magazine. They behave like they’ve been landed right out of the sky. Some times their expressions are so contorted they look uncomfortable in their own skin! They are prim and proper, mostly rich and extremely out of place in a bunch of commoners. So much so that the one we saw was actually maintaining a hand’s distance from the women in the queue.
  4. The shaded beauties : You’re inside the airport. The sun isn’t at its’ best. The light isn’t too bright for shades to be used. Yet, you do. I wonder why? Are you hungover from last night’s parties? Have you been crying your eyes red? Are you trying to avoid letting people know you’re seeing them? Or are you, oh my God, escaping the world? Take those shades off, for light’s sake!
  5. The casual chic : Me! And many like me! Simple three step process : Get out of bed. Put on clothes. Dab kajal. Brush your hair (and teeth). Done! Okay, I know that’s four steps not three. But whatever. My style. My rules.

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The queue jumper : Need I say anything about them? Except that the one I met yesterday very cunningly crossed over the ropes to go join the next line when the guard wasn’t looking. She saved all of two minutes! And earned a lot of angry glances.

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What does the men’s queue look like? Any takers who’d care to elaborate? 😉

Graciously Yours!

 

Picture Courtesy : Colorbox

Ideas in collaboration with : Sakshi Malhotra!

My crazy is still sane.

Yesterday, the papers carried this shocker :

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On days like these, I realize my crazy is still sane.

And then I recalled there are more of such shockers on the internet. These are some of my favourite ones.

Next time you go for a paint ball session, wear this. You can carry all your artillery in there! And everyone’s going to be so astonished that in all likelihood they’ll forget to attack you.

Warning : You may get your fifteen seconds of fame on the internet, in a not good way.


I hate my legs. They’re too thin. Or too fat. Or too straight. Or too crooked. I’ll let the entire world know how much I hate my legs. Whoever could have come up with these?


I admired her character in Las Vegas. Remember Sam and her sharks? I wonder if she had two stylists. One must have insisted on a gown, the other on pants. And another must have combined both options. Oh that makes it three stylists! Damn you, maths!


Most girls seem to have stuff spilling out of their bags. Not every girl has Hermione’s luck (Click here for reference). Chanel (I did not look up the brand logo on Google. Or may be I did. Shh!) here tried to do some magic! Voila. That’s your drunk godmother’s work, Cinderella.


Christmas Trees in orange. For wear. Free. (Because no one else must have bought it.)


The fashion designer hates this model! Karma will get back at you some day, designer!


Disclaimer : None of these brilliant ideas are mine. Note the sarcasm.

Graciously Yours!

Picture Courtesy : Pinterest.

P.S. : Which fashion trend do you find most blah?

VIBGYOR

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The violet orchids you held out for me,

Looked striking against the indigo dress I wore,

As your smiling blue eyes mesmerized me, making my heart race,

The ladies around stared, envious and green.

We drove back to your place, yellow lights shining against the night city sky,

I stirred in your arms, awakening to the orange hues of dawn,

Red trickling down from me.

Graciously Yours!

P.S. : This is an ode to nature for the myriad colours it has given to us to shade our lives with! If ever in doubt, check out the nail paint section of any cosmetics brand.

Coupon-ed Love!

Sister  : Oh. My. God.

Me  : What’s wrong?

Sister : You bought me all the things I asked for?

Me : Isn’t that what you wanted?

Sister : I did. But I never thought you would actually do it! I gave you the list expecting you would buy at least a couple of items from the list. That would have been more than enough for me.

Me : So you are not happy about this? I don’t have a return option for most of these you know.

Sister : You are not returning any of my gifts. Not the jeans. Or this top. Or that dress. Don’t even think of the watch!

Me :  So the necklace?

Sister : Not even that.

Me : Then stop complaining and enjoy your gifts!

Sister : Thank you! This must have cost you a bomb! I feel really guilty. I want to make it up to you!

Me : But…

Sister : I am not listening to anything. I know you’re really busy and you always have office or this or that to do! But tomorrow we’re going out for dinner. My treat! Your choice.

I thought of the incident from two weeks ago.


Me : It is my sister’s eighteenth birthday! What do I get for her? And what all do I drop? She has a long list of demands!

Friend : Why do want to drop things out of the list?

Me : Because she has expensive taste and I have limited means!

Friend : Heard of online shipping?

Me : Heard of expensive stuff still being expensive in online shopping? I am just waiting for one of those day sales to come my way! But the good stocks don’t even last long enough for me to get to the shopping cart!

Friend : Those deals can be really painful to deal with! I was up at 7 am the other day huddled in front of the laptop with my mother to buy one of those funky watches for my brother. He had been eyeing it for a while now. First it took us five minutes of wait time to even access the website. And then after we gained access, it was out of stock by the time we managed to locate it on the website! How can so many people be after the same watch at 7 in the morning? It’s hard to believe but I bought him the very same watch at an even lower price the next day!

Me : How did you manage that?

Friend : I came across a website 27coupons.com. They have the most amazing deals for online shopping! I tried their deals for Jabong.com.

Me : Really? And they’re always available?

Friend : Yes. They have deals expiring after a certain time period but they will always have something new on offer. Something new and amazing!


Sister : What are you thinking?

Me : Oh! Nothing!

Sister : Tomorrow night is final then?

Me (speaking) : Yes. I’m fine with it.

Me (thinking) : She doesn’t really need to know I got discounts as high as 60% on international brands and covering products from watches, apparel, jewelry, et al! I’ll tell her about http://www.27coupons.com/stores/jabong.com/. Later.

Graciously Yours!

P.S. : This is a sponsored post but the views expressed are genuine. It is so much easier to utilize these coupons rather than wait for the sales.