30 September 2015

The movie star

The year is 1975. The place is Ramanagara, Karnataka in south India. It is high noon. A beautiful woman driving a tanga is being hotly pursued by villainous men on horseback. The woman’s attire – a short blouse with an exposed midriff fashionably cut, a long colourful skirt with sequins sewn in and embroidered mirror-work, and a long flimsy veil that billows out behind her – indicates that she is the local village belle. Her mare is white as the bleached teeth of a grinning model, swift of foot, and trying her best to get away from the pursuers, but she is steadily tiring. Yet the woman urges her on...

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