THE UNTOLD STORY – KARWACHAUTH

THE UNTOLD STORY – KARWACHAUTH

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Model Dhanya Pillai Photography Vishal Kumar Hair & Make up Ranjana Stylist Keerat Kaur & Jahnvi Bansal & Content Japnit Chadha

The rituals of Karwa Chauth are simple- the wife goes without the basic necessities of food and water for a day for the health and longevity life of her husband. The ritual breaks when the moon appears and she is offered something sweet to eat and water to drink by her husband.

As simple as the ritual is, the questions which arise related to this festival are complex which focus on how gender biased and traditional it is. But in between , feminism and traditional lies a role of a wife.

She does not care what the world thinks of her, she isn’t torn between a feminist or a typical indian woman. She has enough worries of the world. That is not the dilemma here. She is probably just that woman who tries everything in her power to keep her marriage intact with the numerous distractions which claims her husband’s attention from work to social life. Probably she is trying to be a little more interesting than the 6-inch mobile screen in her partner’s hands.

A wife would perhaps be only interested in living her relationship with the man she is with and experiencing love in her life, which is challenging enough in itself nowadays. Hence, this doesn’t’ become a matter of a tradition or an obligation, but a simple gesture of love and affection she would want to show for her husband, which by the end of the day, is her own personal choice.

She adorns herself in those hues of reds of ethnic wear, makes her feel devoted and beautiful about herself. It doesn’t matter whether its for her husband’s attention, its just an expression of beauty redefined in those silk and banarsi sarees while upholding the modern woman expression of contemporary silhouttes too.

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On model : Sari by Sanskriti Arts, Juttis by VA By Vanshika

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On model : Angrakha Set by Anushka Das, Jewellery by Rever, Juttis by VA By Vanshika

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On model : Sari by Sanskriti Arts, Neckpiece by Rever, Juttis by VA By Vanshika

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