The showing off of the monetary superiority seems to have crossed certain boundaries whereas people are coming up with flashy ideas for their self glorification, no matter what the occasion may be. Some "Trendy" families have started hosting the Qul and the Chehlum of their departed near and dear one's at the five star hotels with top of the line menu's arranged for the mourners. Some designer's have already started promoting "sober" outfits/collections for both male and female mourners to catch up with this new phenomena. We surely are living in interesting times.
DR IRFAN ZAFAR,
 Islamabad, February 22.