Answer by Raakhee Venugopal:
Suddenly, the nose pin fever has caught up in India and every other woman is rushing off to get her nose pierced. True that it has been a part of our culture since like forever…but the recent fad is the obsession with tribal nose pins.
In Kerala, it was looked down upon as an ‘aunty’ accessory…until actress Parvathi decided to make a fashion statement by wearing an silver stud as an over-sized nose-pin in the recent movie ‘Charlie’.
As if on a cue, every youngster rushed off to get their noses pierced and sported the same type of nose-pin. Some of them didn’t want to actually pierce their noses and went for the clip-on type instead. But the fad stuck and is a complete rage back home.
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When I got my nose pierced many years ago, when I was all of 11 years old, they called me old-fashioned with no sense of style. Hypocrites! Humph! 😡