We celebrated Pongal/Sankranti by witnessing the Lakshadeepam festival at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. The Lakshadeepam festival starts in the evening. So we all took bath again in the evening and I started the year with a beautiful Mango yellow Cooptex silk saree. When Mr. Venkatesh Narasimhan had come to Delhi on Oct 22nd 2019, for a … Read more Jaathi Malli and Rudraksham
Sept 21, 2019 – My closest friend Sirisha and dearest cousin Koka’s birthday ! I continued my tradition of wearing a new saree on the most important day in each month all through this year and September was even more special because there are two important days in this month. The first being Sept 7th, … Read more The first Coimbatore Silk
Everyone feels blessed having one mother but I am twice blessed because my mother-in-law was like my second mother and with the same name even. She and I became friends the minute we met. She was strong-willed, persistent and so courageous. A never-say-die attitude, a super-quick wit and loads of gumption – just my kind … Read more For a Mother …… (in-law)
For Krishnan’s birthday, he bought a gadget for himself but I wore a new saree :), each of us gifting ourselves what we love. This saree was bought from my favourite online store – Kalpavastram. Lakshmi had posted these sarees a couple of times earlier and I missed buying them every time. This time too, … Read more The first “Utkal Lakshmi” saree
On Amma’s birthday, I wore the first ever Manipuri Moirangphee saree. I had connected with the Manipuri Handloom Sarees page on FB in 2017 when I found out about the Moirangphee sarees on some saree forum. The colours were beautiful, the flower motifs were stunning and I definitely wanted one. I kept chatting with Herojit … Read more The first Moirangphee !
Tomorrow is the National Handloom Day. Do celebrate by wearing something thats handwoven – a scarf, a shirt, a kurti, a sari or a dupatta..anything. This post is for novices like me who don’t know much about the different weaving techniques and maybe don’t even know the different weaves of India – there are 120 … Read more Stop.Learn.Buy …a Handloom