This was Delhi, the winter of 1998-99. I had recently been introduced to the world of sweatshirts and sweatpants: having acquired several Rs 75/- sweatshirts from Sarojini Nagar footpath sellers, I decided to move on two sweatpants, being priced at Rs 120/-.
Given my physique, getting one to fit me was not a simple ask. It was different in Delhi. The people were huge, as a rule, so that left me with choice.
I rummaged through the assortment of sweatpants in search of something unique. And then, amidst all the sober colours, this caught my eye:
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I still have it, and am not shy to wear it (albeit at home). I had to buy it, right? Did I really have an option?