25 November, 2020

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For the wannabes, New Year's eve is the time to flaunt their Armanis and Guccis

Sandeep Adhwaryu
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Don’t ever let celeb babble or newspaper natter make you feel excluded, envious or resentful of the fancy New Year parties you are never invited to, but always read about. They are usually lethally boring or boringly lethal, with the same bunch of mediocrities and wannabes uttering the same inanities. The only difference is the frenetic preparation and the steely determination to have a good time—or at least to be seen as having a good time. Socialites spend more time in beauty parlours than usual, shop for even fancier clothes and dab on more make-up before gliding out into the night, clutching their glittering smiles more tightly than their shiny handbags. But reality is different. There are usually more fights, heartaches, break-ups and confrontations during a New Year bash than any other time. The morning after the swank party, many glitterbugs wake up more lonely, bored, depressed or worried than the night before. Especially for the so-called swish set, New Year is often a night of loss—from diamonds to relationships.

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