The scare is that tying the petticoat under the traditional Indian women’s wear — the sari — too tightly and at the same place repeatedly might lead to skin cancer. The scare, obviously, is over rated. Any drawstring clothing — a pyajama, a salwar or a petticoat — could trigger this condition. The debate over whether this cancer should or shouldn’t be called ‘saree cancer’ refuses to die in the media, , , . This, even four months after doctors reported a couple of cases of cancer triggered by unhealthy petticoat tying in the Journal of Indian Medical Association (JIMA).