No matter how many saris one has, how many resolutions one has made, how frugal and evasive one is, an exhibition finds you. I tried my best to resist. I even begged my colleague on bended knees to cover the Srishti 2017 exhibition. She refused and I was forced to visit Suguna Kalyana Mandapam where I fought valiantly against temptation. And lost. I plan to rush past the stalls (after all Srishti happens every year and how different can it be this time). I see familiar faces.
My friend reminds me of the episode in James Herriot’s Every Living Thing. Puppy, the “enormous shaggy creature of doubtful ancestry and with a short temper”, belongs to Mrs Bartram who runs the local fish and chips shop. Herriot is trying unsuccessfully to anaesthetise Puppy before a minor surgery, but the dog refuses to take the medicine that will knock him out. Finally, (as Puppy loves fish and chips), Herriot hides the tablet in a chip and Puppy devours it and drifts away!
Rema Kumar is coming next week to the city with an exhibition called Textile Tales that will have stoles, dupattas, saris and sari blouses. I am excited as every time I have met Kumar, I have come back richer not just by a sari or two but by the amount of things I learn from her about weavers and handlooms.
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