News @ HT City- 15th May, 2010

Read below an article published in HT City- 15th May, 2010. The entire article has been produced here for Reader’s Benefit. Strangely enough- the article on the website also has a picture of Shilpa posted- which usually they don’t include in news bits..!!

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Shilpa wears mangalsutra on wrist!

(source: HT- 14th may, 2010)

Scanned Image of the article in HT- 15th May, 2010

Call it a stroke of genius or an absurd allowance for fashion, but actress Shilpa Shetty’s mangalsutra ala bracelet is inviting a lot of attention.

Since her wedding to Raj Kundra last November, Shilpa has been spotted wearing the black and gold beads on her wrist. Asked if it was a mangalsutra, she said, “I don’t wear a mangalsutra on my neck unless I’m in Indian attire. I’ve turned it into a bracelet.”

But Shilpa’s remix style hasn’t gone down well with the culture cops. Acharya Manoj, a Delhi-based pandit, says, “Wearing amangalsutra anywhere but around the neck is disrespectful to Indian culture. Kisi ko hamari sanskriti ka mazaak banane ki anumati nahi hai.”

Says Mehrauli-based priest Acharya Mahesh Chandra Shukla, “Wearing it on the hand can make it impure.”

Shilpa Shetty

Image as uploaded on the HT site

Delhi’s young women, however, are all for the Shilpa’s improvisation. “It’s a cool way wear the mangalsutra… some day even guys may want to go for it,” says banker Aparna Ahlawat. “As long as she’s committed to her man, it doesn’t matter if she wears it on her wrist or her head,” said Sapna Gupta, a DU student.

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This time round, its Shilpa Shetty and not for her “oomph” but for her Mangalsutra bracelet..

I found it kind of chic and uber cool.

So what if she has chosen to wear it as a wristlet? I mean why would it have to be worn like a Death Cord, that it is; if at all i.e.,? Well, they say its auspicious and otherwise not. So, I presume then there shouldn’t have been so many divorces, tortures, and wife beating, desertion.. Oh! May be they commit bigamy or polygamy for their own long life expectancy- The more the number of women pray for him, the longer the husband would live- given the fact that women are great powers by themselves.

What a big deal this pundits have made out of it. Why don’t they issue a few customary wearable for married men too?? Why do they roam around like a wild hound even after say a decade or two after their marriages?

First the Fashion Police over Sania and now the Culture Cops over Shilpa. A lot of Cine and Serial Actors get rid of their Churas for their shoot but are seen flaunting them otherwise. So what about it?

Wearing the black beads elsewhere makes it impure– Oh my God- seems they have dictums for every little nuances when it comes to women.

Will someone please let the women breathe? For crying out loud, she hasn’t discarded it yet or wrapped it around her toes. It is only an accessory- it doesn’t have any other significance other than publicly declaring a women as married. And why does woman need that kind of attention, especially when the male counterpart does nothing to declare his commitment? It is faith and dedication that takes the relationship forward and not some adornment worn as a neck- piece.

Nevermind, guess it’s but natural for these Pundits to pick up on women considering the fact that they thrive on controversies alone. They too need to get their existence marked- in on Society.

Congratulations Sania..

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