Friday, May 26, 2006

Where have you gone, simplicity?

Simplicity is dying. Most products are jazzy, fancy, showy and cheaply made; rather than simple, elegant, well-made and functional.

Case in point: Try to buy a simple suede-bottom one compartment backpack. Almost impossible to find in the stores.

Getting simple stuff has become a mark of expensive taste, of spending lavish amounts of money. Eg: Movado watches, Mont Blanc pens.

As Sarojini Naidu once said of Gandhi's habits: "It is very expensive to keep Bapu in poverty."

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