It was a great time spent at my cousin's wedding recently. We all had great fun and enjoyed to the fullest with best of the best compliments for all the women parading at the wedding. All the gorgeous looking ladies (including me!) were in their best attire and beauty personified. It was 'Hi', 'Hello' and 'You are looking so good' – kind of compliments from the known as well as unknown faces.
As we had drowned in the compliments and attention each one of us was receiving, there walked a set of 'white beauties' - each one no less than a Hollywood celebrity. Even we dropped our jaws and stood looking at them. The bunch of young ladies - Americans, British and Japanese - had come to India to attend their friend’s wedding (my cousin).
What was so special about them was that each one of them had dressed from top to toe in the true traditional Indian style- in silk sarees, matching glass bangles, chokers, ear hangings, different hair dos (buns and braids) and sporting big bindis. Less did these beauties knew that dressing up in the traditional Indian style would enhance their looks and beauty a million times making hundreds of heads turn.
We were also surprised to see the married ones wearing mangalasutra (black beads) and toe rings. All these girls had planned well in advance to look very Indian at the wedding. "Now I know why Indian women look so graceful and beautiful in their traditional attire. I just can't believe that I look so different and graceful. I am just loving myself," Janet, an American said.
Beauty, no doubt, lies in the eye of the beholder. But, our rich tradition and culture makes any woman look beautiful and all eyes envy the beauty.