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- Barrington Irving Junior


In this editon, we find out what women in India think about the modernisation of their traditional dress - the sari.

We hear how the traditional sari has been adapted for high-powered business women and for women who want to show off their fit bodies after working out for hours in the gym! But the more traditional styles are still greatly admired.


Vocabulary from the programme

a garment
a piece of clothing

an outfit
a set of clothes

formal clothes

'in a corporate set up'
in a business environment

convenient, practical

sexual, seductive, sensual and alluring
all these mean 'sexy'

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