Monday, February 18, 2013

'Accept me for my talent and not the way I dress' by Rediff

"Sanobar Sultana, a multi-talented, burkha-clad radio jockey, tells Shobha Warrier why she prefers to wear a burkha and why people shouldn't judge her by what she wears."

Sano was like any other girl while doing her first year in college, wearing 'modern' dresses, working part time and going to college on her 'Scooty'. That was when she says she started searching for answers to questions like, 'Why are we here in this world? What are we here for?'

The questions arose in her mind when she saw a lot of discrimination against those who are not that good looking, in the event management industry, where she was doing part time work. She felt that there was so much of importance given to physical beauty and that disturbed her.

"If you are gorgeous, you get to be a model on stage. If you are less pretty, you get to be a hostess. For example, they used to insist on a good-looking person at the desk to do the registration. What has looks got to do with this job? I was getting people for such events and I felt uncomfortable seeing all this. Then, I reasoned, does a woman have to be pretty to succeed? I decided then and there that I didn't want to be a part of such an industry."

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