Article Title: The Great Indian Rope Trick?
This is a humorous article on the importance and the non judgemental side of a‘nada’(drawstring) and how in this modern world it has lost its importance to fitting clothes .The author starts with how people believe he writes about mundane things rather than things of importance but he feels that there is perhaps an equal need to reflect upon some objects of everyday behaviour, the more ordinary the better.
The author starts talking about belts as clothes ties our bodies in the name of draping them, and belts in turn tie up the clothes. Belts can be loosened; they are flexible, but not fluid. Then he talks about suspenders , but he isn’t a big fan of them as he feels they made for people for whom holding up their pants seems a very difficult task, one that needs the help of a few yards of elastic.
But the nada is an elegant design solution to the challenge posed by our bodies; solving the problem by not acknowledging it. It is an instrument that gives its users total control as it sets no standards whatsoever and allows for no measurement. He concludes by mentioning the tyranny of fitted clothes, that respect neither a full stomach, nor the passing of time is something we take for granted today.
Words to learn from this Article:
Repository: a place where or receptacle in which things are or may be stored.
Trivial: of little value or importance.
Tether: tie (an animal) with a rope or chain so as to restrict its movement.
Midriff: the region of the front of the body between the chest and the waist.
Sprightly: (especially of an old person) lively; full of energy.
Twig: a slender woody shoot growing from a branch or stem of a tree or shrub.
Tycoon: a wealthy, powerful person in business or industry.
Cumbersome: large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use; unwieldy.
Prim: feeling or showing disapproval of anything regarded as improper; stiffly correct.
Tyranny: cruel and oppressive government or rule.