Lately, my massive quantity of hair has been feeling really excessive. But I am so scared of chopping it off. Like my hairdresser in Delhi had so eloquently put it, “Madam, aap short kara logey to aap ki body nikal ayegi”. Roughly translated, this means that if I cut my hair short, then my round body would come bursting forth, making me look like the fatty I am.
I’ve been hiding behind my hair ever since.
Also, like Ma said, “the only thing beautiful about you is your hair”. It would take rare courage to get rid of the ONLY thing beautiful about you, don’t you agree?