When was the last time you took out your differently abled friend / relative for a movie or for a coffee? before that, do you have a friend like that? at your work place / school or college? I never had. We rarely see them in a any of the public spaces right? in a movie theatre or a mall. They are the largest invisible group of people in the world. Would you believe if i tell you that there are 200 Million differently abled people in India?
So whats stopping them from venturing into the mainstream? is it their physical disability? Not really. Its the attitude or outlook of the other majority thats stopping them to come out.
Every day Ability organised a scuba diving session for the differently abled friends in Chennai. The idea was to bring out people and given them new experiences. The event was well organised. The participants experienced how it is to be under water. Most of them have never been this close to water.
The organisation is carrying various outdoor activities across India for the differently abled people. Over the years there has been a sea of change in the outlook of general public towards the differently abled community. The Scuba Diving trainer interacting with the participants and you can see all are very much thrilled!
So When was the last time you wore a shirt customised for you? For me it was during school days 🙂 mainly before the commencement of the school after the summer holidays.Going to the local tailor shop was fun, that was the only time we used to get an idea about the latest fashion trends, tailor was our hero. He knew so many things about various styles of shirting, which hero wears what style and all.
Times changed. The era of ready -made shirts came. It was a big rage, so many varieties, trends and styles. But the fun of whole process of making your own shirt had gone.
Bombay Shirt Company
Recently I came to know about the Bombay Shirt Company and how they customise shirts. I got curious and decided to visit the outlet.
This is the story of my Shirt!
The Level of Customisation.
I was surprised by the level of customisation Bombay Shirt Company offers. Right from fabrics (both Indian and International brands) to Collars, Buttons, Leather, Twill tapes and Suede. You get a good amount of choices to pick in these various categories. Enough options to choose!
So I spent a good amount of time, going through all the options and designed my shirt.
The experience was great, the staff were courteous and helpful. And here I am proudly wearing the shirt i designed. at the Bombay Shirt Company, Adyar outlet.