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Adina and Hormaz: When Writer's Block Hits, Other Doors Open

Hormaz who has written a Fashion Dictionary, feels that the act of writing itself was quite painful. He imagined that it would make more sense to become a tailor or fashion designer, instead.

Child’s play: Illustration of a sewing workshop by an unnamed child Photo: Getty Images

Hormaz spent most of his idle hours not only just thinking of what to wear but staring at himself in the mirror, or having his younger brother who happened to be a cinematographer take photographs of him to post on Instagram stories and reels that were automa­tically linked to his Facebook feeds, as well.

Hormaz also happened to be a writer. He had published four slim volumes of prose-poems and short fiction. He had just completed A Fashion Dictionary, a collection of prose poems and short stories parading as dictionary entries, a veritable juxtaposition of real sartorial research. Apart from dressing and undressing, Hormaz spent his idle hours reading about the history of costumes.

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