Saris banned in Indian nightclubs
Nightclubs in New Delhi have banned women from wearing traditional saris and curly-toe jooti shoes because they believe revellers wearing them will lower the tone.
By Dean Nelson in New Delhi
Last Updated: 4:17PM GMT 17 Feb 2009
The ban, which also includes men wearing traditional kurta pyjamas and Gandhi-style chappal sandals, emerged yesterday when an Army officer revealed how he and his wife were denied entry to a nightclub on the outskirts of Delhi because she was wearing a sari.
According to Mr K N Umesh, manager of Black, a discotheque in the Ghaziabad suburb, women may wear saris to weddings, but not at nightclubs. They may wear salwar kameez – long baggy collarless shirts with cotton pyjama trousers, Nehru-style sherwani long-coats or any other traditional Indian clothes, but they have no place in a sophisticated nightclub.
É surrealista. As mulheres indianas vestem sari e salwar kameez, ou punjabi, em todo o lado, nas bermas da estrada, nos mercados, no Taj Mahal e em casamentos em hotéis de cinco estrelas. Acho-os lindos, e lindas as mulheres que os vestem.
(Varanasi, Novembro 2006)