Monday, February 2, 2009
Girls in Saris
I am struck once again by the beauty and elegance of some of the Indian women. They glide by on their bicycles in the full heat of the day and carve a serene and seemingly oblivious course through the traffic. No trace of sweat on their brows, they flash a perfect smile and in a flutter of bright silk they are swallowed up. Another girl passes on a lilac scooter which is exactly the shade of her sari. Question. Does she have several scooters? Or are all her saris lilac? It is 01.30, incredibly hot (32 C in the shade). I think I need to buy a hat.