This Assam girl’s post on Shobhaa De’s ‘saree and curves’ write-up is taking internet by storm. Kudos girl!

Shobhaa De yet again stirred the hot-pot of controversy, this time with her ‘fashion tips’ for Kate Middleton. The veteran writer spoke of how she was saved the horror of seeing Kate’s non curvaceous figure in a saree. She wrote: “Let’s count our blessings, ji. Kate has skipped wearing a saree. Her waist is perfect for crinoline ball gowns from “Gone with the Wind“. But a saree needs curves. A saree demands a derriere. Kate has none. Thank God, some misguided fashion guru has spared her and us so far.”

De’s distasteful write-up was slammed by the social media and this teenager from Assam posted a little note enlightening De on ‘curves’. 19-year-old Sneha Roy, who hails from Dhaligaon and a student of Tezpur University, criticized De and slammed her for not being empathetic and respectful of a lady.

The post was liked by more than 11,000 people and was shared more than 2,200 till the filing of this report.

She wrote…

“A Sari needs curves : Kate has none.” 
– Shobhaa De

Let me tell you, when an 80-year old Indian woman, be it your aging mother, mother-in-law, or your own grandmother : greets you with a smile so radiant, bedecked in a saree loosely draped over her frail body : her once supple youth having fallen victim to Time : 
A Sari needs no curves.

Let me tell you, when your daughter of ten, excitedly dons on a sari, with a being glowing soft with a loveliness so childlike on Saraswati Puja : 
A Sari needs no curves.

Let me tell you, when an anorexic Indian girl, dresses up all pretty in a pink sari to bring in a new tomorrow, lighting up her father’s face to remove his tears of distress : 
A Sari needs no curves.

But, I being an amateur, find it rather hilarious to tell you what a writer needs.

Empathy. 
Respect. 
And, a heart.

Ms De, seems like, you my “curvaceous” woman, have none.
Such a Shame.

More power to you girl. Keep rocking.
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