How well do you think will the I&B Ministry know of what the present generation wants to see, show or do? If you weren't there at the Hunt Pub on Saturday, you missed a major statement - a message to 'whom it may concern' from the young who no longer fit into any of the traditional 'blah-blah-blahs'.
The lights turned dim and the music turned loud. DJ Sidh and DJ Nash belted one mix after another to liven up the weekend at this cozy place. But this wasn't all - the pub had something more to offer than just the snacks, drinks and music. It was the display of the summer collection of Anu Antara, a fashion designer from Ooty, who moved to our town to design costumes for Tollywood and has been here for more than 3 months now.
The young designer's creations included funky minis and trendy bustiers, all in the wave of the Hawaiian and Goan style. The (aisle-turned-to) ramp was set on fire by city models Venessa, Barsha, Bhavana and Gayathri. The creations were all quite colorful and charming, more of green and blue. There were short length skirts, micro minis, shorts and capris, all suiting best for the summer.
The models looked beautiful and, more importantly, comfortable in the skimpy and itsy-bitsy attire. The crowd, mostly young guys, just swooned with delight every time the models walked by. There were occasional whistles and loud applauses once in a while. The ladies in the house had a good time, too.
Both the fashion show and the music show impressed the ones present. Not everyone was lucky enough to get in. If only there were any room for more, the resonance of cheer at this cozy place would have just doubled. Not that there was a superstar inside, but small-time events do get an equal attention in our town. And, looking at the creations of the young designer, there is a superstar in the making.
Anu is now planning to go to London to pursue higher education and expertise in the fashion business. She has big plans for the future, which are definitely worth the hope looking at her magnificent collection.
The evening presented a picture of the new generation youth, which has the power to get what it desires. Weekend drinks are no longer for a select few; neither is the micro mini a surprise. There were almost half as many girls as guys, and having an equally gala time. With jobs that fetch better money, the purchasing power of today's youth reflects exactly what they desire. What they wear, what they see, what they eat and what they drink depends entirely on what they themselves decide, applied to life - with or without the oldie's consent.