Microtales

Who’s the Culprit?

Sonia Ahuja: Shorts, spaghetti top, bra straps visible.

“Such girls spoil the society’s reputation and are a bad influence on the young men and women”

Sapna Mehra: Salwar kameez, dupatta, head never held high.

“Such a cultured girl. She’ll make an ideal wife and daughter-in-law for any family.”

Anand Gupta: A loving husband, a doting father

Such a nice guy. His wife is a lucky woman.”

An affair. One of the girls, the ‘other woman’.

Prime suspect: Sonia Ahuja

The culprit: Sapna Mehra

The real culprit: The judgmental society, our prejudices

The lesson: Dikhao pe na jao ( Rough translation: Don’t judge a book by its cover)

Salwar Kameez: (noun): A traditional combination dress worn by women, and in some regions by men, in South Asia, and Central Asia. Shalwars are trousers that are atypically wide at the waist but which narrow to a cuffed bottom

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