Underwear and the Economy

Imitations of branded underwear on sale at Pallavaram Friday market

The humble underwear, once categorised as ‘the unmentionables’ is in the news in a big way.

First it was the Oxford English dictionary which included ‘chuddies’ as an English word.

Then came Azam Khan, who used the underwear jibe against his female opponent, Jaya Prada.

Now with the discussion on the economy getting the media space it deserves, the ‘Alan Greenspan Underwear index’ hit the headlines. According to Greenspan the sale of Men’s Underwear gives a fair indication of the state of the economy.

The Economic Times reported that the sale of inner wear fell sharply in India in the previous quarter indicating a slump in the economy.

Does the slump in underwear sales reveal so much about the economy and increase in sales cover up something? (pun intended)

Anyway, men of India, gird up your loins to pull up the economy. Go out and by your underwear.

 

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Religious harmony or..?

Balamurugan, Jannathul or Jesus. Add to that a placard warning you that there is only one God. Take your pick.

A scene from Seven Wells, Chennai

From Darkness to Light

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असतोमा सद्गमय। तमसोमा ज्योतिर् गमया।
मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय॥ ॐ शांति शांति शांति – बृहदारण्यक उपनिषद् 1.3.28.

“Aum Asato mā sad gamaya
Tamaso mā jyotir gamaya 
Mṛtyormā amṛtam gamaya
Aum śānti śānti śāntiḥ ” (Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad 1.3.28)

meaning of which is –

“From ignorance, lead me to truth;
From darkness, lead me to light; 
From death, lead me to immortality
Aum peace, peace, peace

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From The Chennai Photowalk.

Thanks also to IIT Management and Prof.Sachin Gunthe.