The height of secrecy of a batik sareeRiddhi, sitting on a couch after her lunch, was yawning at times when the doorbell rang. While she stood up and was about to walk towards the door, her husband Samar came and handed her over an invitation card. Riddhi curiously opened the envelope and took out the card, which made her a little more curious. Her interest was further enhanced when she read the written content on the card. A syndicate of ladies apparel companies had sent an invite to attend 'Reminisce', a two-day exhibition of women's wear of Indian traditional to western outfits. What caught her attention more was the background of the invitation card- a handmade batik saree in off white and saffron combination.
After a while, Riddhi's mobile rang, and it was her daughter Mandira on the other side. Riddhi picked up the call, and before she had said something, Mandira exuberantly informed her mother of reaching Delhi the next day that was on Monday on an official tour for ten days. The parents became happy, and Riddhi instantly planned to attend the apparel exhibition with Mandira next Saturday and Sunday, but their happiness was cut short. Their daughter informed them of staying at the office's guest house due to heavy workload and would come home next Sunday night. Thus, Riddhi's plan went for a toss.
Though Riddhi received the invite for being an active member of the Rotary club and a wife of a successful entrepreneur, she always had a keen interest in various handiwork. Once upon a time, she did batik print, fabric painting, embroidery on sarees and dress materials. Even Mandira adopted her mother's passion and took it up as a profession. Amid all, Riddhi couldn't forget the background of the invitation card. The back image was so familiar and emotionally connected to her; she wondered how come it became the backdrop of an invitation card of the exhibition show!