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‘Let it grow’ - Flaunting moustaches and beards

DECCAN CHRONICLE | ANISHA DHIMAN
Published Nov 3, 2015, 6:54 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 6:26 am IST
Movember, which stands for moustache + November, is a worldwide movement
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Movember is here and men can’t wait to flaunt their moustaches and beards. Here’s what the month means to them

For most of us, November is the time to start planning for Christmas and New Years; and for the menfolk, at least a few of them, it’s time to “let it grow”. Movember is here and those of you living in the dark, it’s the month when you’ll see friends or colleagues grow their mustaches.

 

Movember, which stands for moustache + November, is a worldwide movement to raise awareness about prostrate cancer, among other issues faced by men. From making a statement to giving back to the society, men in the city have happily embraced this movement, and apart from their family who are after them to shave, they have no qualms to grow a moustache and also a beard.

“Movember is upon us now. All ye who have no beard, you mustache a jar of #beardoil to live through #NoShaveNovember. I challenge you for a #noshave contest. And for all my #BeardBruh, let it grow. The itch never bothered us anyway,” wrote Rafi Yahya Syed on his Facebook page.

 

“In all honestly, every month is Movember for me. But now, I can flaunt my manliness,” says Rafi, author of the book Traversers Memoirs, who also works with a website. “And I can be part of Movember without being bothered about my appearance at work because even my boss is on the Movember bus and so is half the office,” he says.

“The goal of Movember is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose during the process. For me, it’s a cause more than just some game for men,” says Zubair Zuby Zu, managing partner for PKS Security Services. “I would be donating money that I generally use for shaving and grooming,” adds Zubair, who admits that a lot of his friends are also giving him company this month, one being Bharath Kumar, who works as a FBA specialist in Amazon.

 

“Movember signifies fight against cancer. And this is one idea that a lot of my friends have found solidarity with.”

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