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On the other side of THE RAINBOW

By Mannan Mashhur Zarif

In the Indus-Gangetic plain, blue is more than just a colour. It is the very vitality of life. While the agrarian people look up at the heavens for a timely splurge, poets intoxicated by the fragrance of freshly wet soil, dream of a season unmatched in beauty, love and romance.
As grey clouds grow heavy and hover in the sky, the blue earth is blessed with torrential rains -- a gift. In sacred texts we are to respond to this call upon humanity to ponder over this phenomenon and reflect on God's bounty. And we do, like devoted subjects, mesmerised by His overwhelming strength.
It is not unnatural that blue is associated with the season of monsoon. The vast water bodies and the mightiest oceans are indeed blue.  And from this bountiful existence, fashion draws the colour. And quite naturally so! Blue is probably the colour that brings us closest to nature; second only to green.  
Ramadan, this season, coincides with Monsoon, with a prospect of having Eid-ul-Fitr right in the midst of an abundant rainy spell. And fashionistas will revel in the opportunity to don their very best in a colour that can range in a wide spectrum -- subtle azure to flashy cyan.
Just as the peacock spreads its feathers at the sight of the rain, fashionistas will reveal themselves in a fashion extravaganza.
This Eid let's hope the heavens pour. Have a blessed Eid. Eid Mubarak!

Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed, Model: Esha, Meghla and Riba
Make-up & hairstyle: Farzana Shakil, Jewellery: Gitanjali Lifestyle
Wardrobe: Star Lifestyle desk, Styling: Azra Mahmood


Published: 12:00 am Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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