So empowerment must be something that is huge, intangible, takes years to happen and has a governmental sort of sound to it…some abhiyaan may be.
But true empowerment I discovered recently pocket sized or pocket shaped.
So what can a pocket do to empowerment?
First and foremost, it sets your hands free.
Secondly it takes weight off your shoulders.
Thirdly, it keeps you free of that great impediment to female swinging of the hands, meaning the shoulder bag!
Yeah truly, many a hand has been tied for years to a stupid bag that carries the most useless and much lost kind of items.
I can’t tell you how delightful it has been for me to be able to put my hands into my own pockets and pick up a pen, a coin or a debit card.
Voila! life has since been happier and lighter and to my some times naive mind, fashionable even.
So all the Kurtis I have been splurging on in my annual season end sale kind of shopping have been pocketed in style.
I want pockets in saris that wonderful anciently fashionable feminine attire, and pockets in kurtis , in skirts and pants and dress and yes, just everywhere possible!
Now is this too much to ask!
So, my favorite find of recent times has been Okhai for everything from its name to, its style, to what it says it stands for. So Okhai dresses, it is, stealing the heart and stealing the show, pockets, beads, cotton and all.
Where as the claustrophobia of the ubiquitous Jeans as a comfy fashion garment seem to wear off, the refreshing floral designs on cotton in flowing forms empowered with the pockets seem to beckon.
So, look out for Okhai! and say hi!