Confetti
S. Nihal Singh

No legs

A curious thing
happened to
Delhi while
I was away.

Western women
have taken
to wearing
fancy dress.

They discard
their Western
dresses
and skirts.

Instead, they don
the Indian salwar kameez
or tight pyjamas
complete with dupatta.

The bolder ones
attempt the sari,
only to
come to grief.

They donít know
how funny
they look
in Indian gear.

What is the
provocation for
this sartorial
revolution?

Has India
become Saudi Arabia
where women
canít show legs?

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