The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and family, during a recent visit to India made headlines with their flashy ‘Indian attire’ that got media and digirati debating.
One was the picture of Trudeau family in Sherwani and Sarees with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan
And then the Trudeaus were spotted at the Golden Temple in Amritsar in a spiffy Punjabi attire
And the visit to Sabarmati in somber Reds
And at Akshardham like a newly wed Gujju couple
O Canada: Perhaps the only exception to the desi-photo-op, was the Trudeau family visit to Taj Mahal where they managed to look ‘naturally Canadian’
Why is this making headlines?
All this left many Indians wondering if the Trudeau family in ‘traditional Indian attires’ were trying to be a bit too Indian.
In case you are wondering: Contemporary Indians, especially in urban cities are more comfortable in t-shirts and jeans.
Perhaps the only time one sees young men awkwardly milling about in Sherwanis or silk Kurtas are at weddings and melas. Same goes for the globalized bharitya nari, who is more comfortable in pants and jeans and not Sarees and Bindis.
images collated from published sources in the media:
- Trudeau family criticized for overdoing it on their traditional Indian outfits- Global News
- Trudeau Family’s Attire Too Flashy Even For An Indian? – Outlook
- How Justin Trudeau NEVER misses an opportunity to don traditional attire: The Canadian Prime Minister, who wore Indian clothes this week on a visit to the country, ditches his suit whenever he can – Daily Mail
- Justin Trudeau Called Out For Indian ‘Costumes’ And Alleged Snub During Tour – Huffington Post