…… Of Sarees And Soccer…..

by Abha Deshkar

Are you a newbie to the world of sarees?
Are you the one who can’t differentiate between a Kanjeevaram and a Kota???
Do you need 3 people to help you wear a saree???
And 12 pins to keep it on?????
Do you fret and loose sleep when you have to wear a saree???

But I hope you do follow football, Because what I’m going to do, is to draw some analogies…
Coz…Walking in a saree is a lot like playing football…
Follow these and you are ready…

#1 Wear Heels
Ever seen a footballer’s shoes? Well football shoes generally have cleats that are about 3/4 of an inch long. They are often used by players who play on turf fields because they provide spring and traction and a better grip on harder turf surfaces. Spikes also give football players a physical advantage and confidence…

Same applies to you….Studies show that height increases confidence….
So go and get yourself some pumps!!

#2 Never look at your feet…look at the goal post…oops! I mean ahead!

Footballers never look at their feet or the ball while running or dodging…
Similarly look up gals…and don’t worry about your steps!

# 3 Use your hands!.. 🙂

The trick here is to use your hands to your advantage…

#4 Never move around the whole ground…stick to your place…;)
Every Player has his own place. They do not run around the whole ground. Similarly stick to your comfort zone..when in a sare. Despite of what they show on the TV, there is really no need to run behind a car, when you can barely walk….

And in the end just take pride in whatever you are and you’ve won the game…..oh!! I mean the heart …;)

Abha Deshkar
29th may 2010
[P.S- The author has little experience of both football and sarees…and this comparison is based on observation only….bhool chuck maaf karo!!…]


S.Radhakrishnan June 28, 2010 - 11:30 PM

An excellent article. Good analysis & apt comments.

Ganesh June 28, 2010 - 11:41 PM

Great comparisons……

Srinath B June 29, 2010 - 8:10 AM

Good observations! 🙂


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