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Policing the ramp

If anything needs to be deliberately ripped apart, it is our politicians? confidence that they can tailor the state?s moral conscience to fit their own narrow outlook.

india Updated: Apr 07, 2006 04:02 IST

The Maharashtra Legislative Council is hankering after model citizens. Now, no one may have specifically told the state ‘elders’ what really makes role models, but somehow they appear to have got the idea that they come specifically from the fashion community. Thus perhaps, their determination to get a handle on the ‘wear and tear’ that stared in the face of this industry at the recently-held Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

Of such immense importance to the state’s ‘moral’ development do they view the wardrobe malfunctions that the MLC members, cutting across party lines, have gone on rampage, crying for a more ‘thorough’ probe than the one following which the police gave the fashion industry a ‘clean chit’. They also want the setting up of a committee to frame industry guidelines. So what will this entail? A fashion police, to ensure a stitch in time? The Mumbai cops insisting on, uh, a thorough ‘check’ before models walk the ramp? And as a final solution, ban all but the unstitched nine yards of cloth from the ramps of Maharashtra?

If anything needs to be deliberately ripped apart, it is our politicians’ confidence that they can tailor the state’s moral conscience to fit their own narrow outlook. Can the people of the state please let them know that they’re suffering from fashion fatigue?