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
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
When Venkatesh Narasimhan, the MD of Cooptex posted a set of Arani silk sarees on the FB page in early July, I stored the picture of one of those sarees … it was a pale pista green saree with red or maroon “tree of life” motifs all over. It was a very different design and … Read more The Anniversary 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
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….
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
I did not know that there was a World Saree Day and that it was being celebrated on Dec 21st. I saw my twin sister Anu Varshney’s post and realised that now we had a special day for the saree too !! For me though, every day is a saree day. I wear one nearly … Read more World Saree Day – Dec 21st
The last week was a hectic week with several meetings and travel thrown in … but also a very satisfying week spent in beautiful saris. Here’s the week in saris – 25-07-2016 – A Kanchi cotton to stay cool. This is a Co-optex Kanchi cotton that I am wearing. Awesome cotton and it kept me … Read more A work week in saris
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
Geetu and I have been friends forever … 36 years and on April 2nd, Harish and her daughter Gayatri got married to Jay. The way I like to say it – Geetu is the nicer, proper, sweeter version and I am the rebel element. Its such a special feeling to have known someone in pigtails, … Read more Sangeet Sari..