Friday, May 29, 2009

Ek Anokhi Si Kahani

Vicky and I were at Anokhi one day last week, browsing as I always do because I can’t afford the stuff there. Yet another time I was clutching onto yet another pretty spaghetti top trying to remind myself why I oughtn’t buy it and this one time I was failing, my other hand was reaching for the wallet, when another hand came shoving away mine, pulling the top next to the one I was holding when I refused to let go of the one I had.

And a loud female voice said in Hindi, to another equally loud-voiced female, “I think I’ll take this one. Of course, I can only wear it at home at night, I couldn’t possibly face Uncleji (her father-in-law) in it.”

And I quietly released my hold, turned quickly and rushed Vicky and myself out of the shop so that we could laugh in peace and decency outside.

So much for cool clothes.


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Mama - Mia said...


anokhi as might suit?! now she has serious money! ;)

i have heard so much about this place and neva ended up going! ofcos am sure i wills ave money because they wont have anything in my size! :D



Anonymous said...

too much!!!

Aah the joys of living in a nuclear set up :D

BTW I love their stuff...have indulged once ina while but really, quite expensive it is!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Hahaha! Thanks for the much needed laugh!

Rimi said...

Oof ki bolbo! The other day I was adda maroing at JU and the topic of suchlike moneyed folks up.

A very entertaining series of denounciatory monolouges from various people followed, none of whom were "Hindi-speaking".

I've missed the harmless ethnocentric banter of Calcutta :D

dipali said...

What a waste:(

Sue said...

Rev, Aanchal, M4 -- :)

Abha -- Oh she was loaded. They always are. BTW you're probably an Anokhi M at most, sizewise.

Chandni -- Lovely stuff but it'll take me a while to get over this, I'm afraid.

Rimi -- *giggles appreciatively*

Dipali -- You tell me!

GettingThereNow said...

Laugh chillun, laugh. For you don't know how lucky you are to be able to wear what you want, where you want and whenever you want it.


Sue said...

Cee -- When was the last time you were in des, again? :P

I do wear mostly whatever I want but the pain of having certain kinds of women wearing the clothes I wear is rather cutting, I assure you.

Mona said...

oh god!

Munchkin said...


Mama - Mia said...


M? i would be happy with even XL! and you really dont "remember" me do you!

and that rant about FB and jazz! baap re! i swear i just wana read your blog! :D

Sue said...

Abha -- No yaar, seriously, their sizes are huge. I don't know if their stuff shrinks a lot or something, but it's really generously cut.

As for the rant, it wasn't for you, no? Don't worry. I still love you (and Cubby). :)