Feb 13 2010
Nov 29 2009
A saree military uniform from West Bengal’s northern region Darjeeling. Another example of the saree’s versatility and it goes to show that the saree is not just a danity feminine piece of apparel. It is elegance and power rolled into one.
Jun 17 2009
No saree, no attendance for interns in this Chennai college
CHENNAI: V Kamalam, a homoeopathy student, has been denied attendance in a city college, which says interns should wear only sarees during their one-year internship. Her plea that she never wore a saree in her life and that she would wear `decent’ salwars during the period have not cut ice with the management. The Madras high court, which has reserved its order in the matter, may deliver the verdict in a few days.
But this is not the first time such a controversy has reached the court. In 2004, a school in T Nagar made sarees mandatory for its women teachers. Men were asked to come in pants and full-sleeve shirts. Four Anglo-Indian faculty members, who had difficulty in complying with the order, started wearing traditional Tamil attire in protest. The management fined them, at the rate of Rs 25 per day.
From Times of India.
Nobody appreciates saree and respects the connection between the saree and the traditions more than I do, but I can’t possibly condone this.