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 Jaathi Malli and Rudraksham

For my Soul Sister – A Handpainted Bishnupuri

Oct 24, 2019 I met her at the Chemistry lab of Wesley Women’s College, Secunderabad, the day I joined the college. A common friend and a senior Meera had introduced us and it was like friendship on first sight. Vidya is my soul sister and one of my closest friends since 1987 (To my Soul-sister … Read more For my Soul Sister – A Handpainted Bishnupuri

The Birthday Saree – “Air India” Arani Silk Saree

I bought the saree in Jan 2017 a full two years before my 50th birthday at the Cooptex “Festive Weaves” exhibition in Gurgaon. There were two of them.. one in black and one in deep purple. I tried to like the deep purple against my natural affinity for black but then Rao Sir and Venkatesh … Read more The Birthday Saree – “Air India” Arani Silk Saree

One from my trousseau….

In August 1990, I went with Krishnan and my mom-in-law to a sari store in Chetpet called Varadarams. On the way there, Krishnan braked suddenly at the traffic signal in front of Pachayappas college and the bike fell sideways. I sat on the road. Neither one of us was hurt, but a few students from … Read more One from my trousseau….

Shawls and Silks

For me the onset of October in Delhi means pulling out all my silk sarees and storing away the cotton sarees. Thats the best part of being in Delhi NCR – distinct weather for which you need to change the fabric of your clothes ! I love winters because I love wearing sweaters, jackets, scarves, … Read more Shawls and Silks

Three distinct weaves – 1000 buttas, A silk cotton and A Kota

We were in Dindigul and Chinnalampatti for our second meeting with the weavers’ children on July 10th and I decided to wear a sari that the Dindigul weavers had woven and Amma wore a sari that the Chinnalampatti weavers had woven. I wore this organic cotton that has a 1000 buttas. According to the experts … Read more Three distinct weaves – 1000 buttas, A silk cotton and A Kota