Jun 6 2009
Something incongruent about saying “black transparent saree”.
Jun 5 2009
Not sure what the context of this picture is, but I found it to be visually interesting.
Have nothing much to say about the blue saree, but I do like the cotton sarees that the helpers are wearing. There is certain coolness and earthiness to wearing a saree like that.
Jun 4 2009
Usha Vaidyanathan at her blog Agelessbonding wrote about her memories of half sarees as she was growing up.
She connected it with the some some gruesome practice of breast ironing in Africa, unfortunately I am too squeamish to read that far.
On the other hand, Kenny Wordsmith from Chennai wrote a nice story called The Dream of an Actress.
And I have a dream my fans are not aware of: A dhavani dream. I fancy myself in a dhavani or half-saree. I wished, with all my heart, that an open-minded director would approach me for a dhavani-wearing role. Whenever I see a girl wearing one, a pang of nostalgia brings back memories of my village, my first love, temple bells, early-morning kolams and the smell of sambrani. Can’t put it accurately in words, but I promise you one thing. Give me a village girl’s role; Allow me to wear a green blouse, green skirt and a magenta half-saree; I will give you an award-winning performance. And it is not just sentiment; I have the figure for a dhavani. I have more flesh at the right places than, say, Miss Universe.
I have written about Dhavani (also referred to as thaavani – half saree) several times before. I like it only if it is draped by an age appropriate person.
Here is Anushka in a half saee, crossing the age limit by just a bit.
Sunny is a designer in Los Angeles. He loves the fluidity and fluency of a saree and believes that when a woman wears a saree, she not only adorns her body but she also adorns her soul. His design ethos is that “simplicity never goes out of style.”
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