TAILOR: STITCHING PERFECTION

“If you’re wearing suits and you want to create your own sense of style, get to the tailor”
-Matt Bomer

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This story dates back to mid-2015, when I just started my graduation!

 

It is my college uniform and I have to look smarter than others.

As I have completed my higher studies, its time to move towards graduation level, so I took admission at an Engineering college, some 10-11 km from my home. My college who is so called ‘strict’ in rules asked its 1st yr students to wear college uniform (which every student is afraid of).So i brought up some clothes to stitch. And now the question was- from which tailor? The whole scenario goes from here—

I am not too old in my hometown it’s been two years since I have been shifted here and completed my higher studies. My maternal uncle who is my best friend suggested me that there is a very old tailor shop in the market; they have been there for past sixty years and their work is very edge cutting.

Listening to this I went there with my Dad. As told by my best friend the shop is very old and the entire building has been constructed by the timber. Even the chairs they were using are from late 90’s, old fashioned. Soon we entered the shop we were greeted with Namaste’ (Indian method of greeting) by an old man about seventy-five to eighty years old wearing simple pant-shirt and measuring tape around his shoulders, asked us what he can do for us.

Dad told him we want to stitch a college uniform. After that he started all his measuring procedure, in-between asked me where I live, about my college, etc…Etc. The way he is taking my size clearly showed us about his lifetime standard experience in tailoring. While taking measurements he told us that, once his father told him ‘it is the job of a tailor to give us the Homo sapiens a perfect look from which other can judge us about our income, attitude, class’.

 

It took six days to get my complete uniform. And really the fitting of the uniform was perfect. Hats off to that old man The Tailor’ for his great work.

And yes, in my college everyone praised me over my uniform (even my teachers also)!

Thanks to all the Tailor without them we are just naked body!!

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The man of yore was far more happier and comfortable than modern man

In this modern age the triumph of sciences is seen everywhere in life. Science has spanned the sky, measured the ocean and wrested from nature many of her hidden treasures. It has relieved human sufferings by discovering the secrets of health and disease. It has also extended the frontiers of our knowledge in various ways and in various directions. But alas today’s man is not as happy and comfortable as the man of yore.

Today man is more vulnerable to many dangers like death. The ancient man never faced the danger of death from his fellow men. There were no train derailments, aircraft crashes, car accidents or bomb explosions. But today just to get money people are ready to kill each other. The numbers of accidents have also greatly increased.

Due to the development in science and technology many new devices and gadgets have been invented which make our life easy. But can science and technology guarantee us that there won’t be any incidents leading to loss of life? It certainly can’t. We say that mechanization of the industry has increased the productions, but due to this mechanization the numbers of unemployed people have increased. Human beings may have reached Mars but what about humanity? It has vanished completely.

The ancient man lived in harmony with nature but today man is cutting down trees and destroying forests. The pollution rate has also increased and many people are suffering from fatal diseases as a result of pollution.

In last few centuries we have developed a lot materially as well as economically. We have modernized a lot as well. But has anybody paid attention to the fact that due to this modernization we ‘the younger generation’ does not have any value for our culture and heritage.

Today the countries of the world are busy in producing nuclear arms. But are   these arms being used to defend the countries or to attack other countries?

The 20th century for all its achievement was the cruelest and bloodiest in human history. A hundred million people died in the war, a hundred million people died in the acts of violence resulting from race, religion and language and about fifty million people became refugees.

The paradox of our times is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wide freeways but narrow view points, we spend more but have less, buy more but enjoy it less.

We have big spacious houses but smaller families. We have more conveniences; but less time. We have more degrees but less sense. We have a lot of knowledge but less sense of judgment. We have more experts but experts but even more problems. We have many medicines but poor health. We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values.

These are the days of two days of two income but more divorces, fancier but broken home.

Do we want this form of modernization and development??

No certainly not!!

So we must stand up against all this and strive for a happy and virtuous life.

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