Who Called it a Kitty Party and Not the Original Support Group for Women?

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Who Called it a Kitty Party and Not the Original Support Group for Women?

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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fter much coaxing, I finally gave in to my friend’s plea to join her kitty group. Resigning myself to conversations about Jhanvi Kapoor’s lehengas and Taimur Ali Khan’s proficiency in the alphabet, I prepared for the first meeting by cramming up on the latest film and gossip mags.

The party began with typical discussions about cooking, travel destinations, and flower decoration. Just as I was debating whether to fake a toothache or a heart attack, so that I could leave early, I was told that the woman with interest in travel owned a business that offered customised tours to foreign tourists who wanted an authentic Indian experience. The one obsessing over flowers ran a bridal decor business. Another dear old lady had been organising cooking classes for the past 20 years and had even trained some professional chefs.

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