Apropos to the recent commemoration of U Tirot Sing it was a somber yet memorable moment for our generations to remember the sacrifice of our freedom fighters.
However, what was observed was the cultural imbalance; the men present were all dressed up in suits with a Jaiñspong, a traditional Khasi turban on their heads.
What is intriguing is the hypocrisy of men dressed up in western attire while in any other event; women were made to come in their traditional wear which begs to question the hypocrisy of our society where the rules are different for both genders.
The uniformity of dress code would have been better if both adhered to their respective traditional attire. When will a balanced approach happen? It is for us to wait and watch.