National Handloom Day – Koorainadu Saree

Koorainadu

We truly own a piece of art when we buy handloom. Please make place for handlooms in your wardrobes. #NationalHandloomDay

Jaathi Malli and Rudraksham

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

Ghicha ? or just a beautiful Bengal Cotton ?

When Swapna visited in Dec 2018, she wanted to buy “Madhubani” paintings and dupattas that had Madhubani painting done on them. Dilli Haat, one of my favourite places in Delhi always has “Madhubani” paintings for sale, so we went there. As luck would have it, there was a handloom and handicrafts mela on and not … Read more

Assam Silk and Memories

Dearest Appa, You would remember that I wore my first ever saree in Shillong when I was in my 8th standard. We had the “Vishnu Sahasranamam” chanting happening at our house that day and Kalyan, Ramesh and several others who were part of the chanting group had come over and Amma had helped me wear … Read more

49th birthday … the calm after the storm !

On 6th April, I turned 49. The day started with Yoga and a walk… and then a deluge of wishes starting with Nachi and Kousalya’s call early in the morning. Then the KV Happy Valley gang called on top of each other.. Adeeti, Javed and Hemamalini’s (Geetu) calls overlapped :). Finally at 10 am I … Read more