Saturday, April 12, 2008
Beauty and Brains
The Beauty Pageant, Femina Miss India has created history many a times before. When the ads of the pageant used to flash on the screen , we already started preparing from the side of a spectator. From Pramila to Parvathy Omanakuttan a long chain of beauties have left behind their mark as the world's most beautiful women. But the journey , as I have witnessed from the transformation of a pretty woman to one with brains have also brought in a lot of changes in the system. The kind of questions asked and the kind of answers given in the pageant nowadays has nothing exclusive to offer. I am sure India has'nt run out of intelligent beauties. This time's pageant , not a single one did I find appealing. All of them wrote like hardly two sentences , that too vague, in the final round. Having shopped goodies from Big Bazaar.. some new Orio wafers, all of us had great plans to enjoy the evening only to be disappointed. All the answers were so blunt . Half the time went answering that 'western culture hasn't influenced the increasing rates of divorces'.. and before they even try reading out the rest, they thank and shut up. Well according to me , one reason as to why divorces in India have been increasing is cos women are growing as per education and career.. and this leads to ego clashes cos men are not too happy with their partners enjoying their success. Besides most of the men , however broad minded ,do want their children to be put to sleep by mommy and to be fed and to be cooked by them. Anyways my thoughts are not at all relevant here... only if I were given an oppurtunity.. *sigh* .. so much for beauty!