Jan 27 2016
Jan 14 2016
Source: Dave’s World
You may remember me mentioning, a while back, that women in sarees often appeared in western films during the late 1960’s. This was a kind of visual shorthand to suggest a cosmopolitan or international location or situation. Here’s a good example.
This is a publicity still from the 1969 James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. I won’t go into the details of the plot other than to say that the women in the picture are supposed to come from all over the World. Indeed, in the cast listing, on IMDB, most of them are just referred to by their supposed country of origin, The Irish Girl, The Australian Girl etc.
To be honest, most of these women could be from just about anywhere but including The Indian Girl and The Chinese Girl makes the multinational nature of the group more obvious along with the fact that The Indian Girl is, of course, wearing a saree.
For the record, The Indian Girl, also referred to as Zara on the cast listing, was played by Zaheera. This was her first film role but after ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ she appeared in a number of Bollywood films in the 70s and 80s including ‘Saal Solvan Chadya’ (1977) and ‘Naukri’ (1978).
Jan 13 2016
Should I be happy about this? Meh!!
If the question was “what is your go to dress” or “what is your go to wear” and if the saree was 46%, may be I’d feel better.
In any event, these surveys are BS. The demographic is not right, and the sample is not right and sometimes the question is wrong – here all of these problems exist.
But I like the poster! Pretty cool.
Check our Vouge at http://www.vogue.in/ and follow them on Insta and Facebook.
Jan 6 2016
This blog and I personally have been so supportive of the Trans community, the gender fluid ones, and everyone in between.
And I am so delighted to see this video from the community, because THEY ARE HAPPY.
I beleive that Trans people should be and they are positive addition to the society – not some fringe people, but a welcoming and loving group that we can all embrace.
Jan 3 2016
These “try for the first time” vidoes are delightful and this one is even more so!
I don’t think I need to add anything more to this video.
It was done in Aruba – just as a background, Rikshawali is a German girl who sort of lives in India. Her videos are really funny, check them out.
Dec 27 2015
Here are “Four Girls from Gujurat” in amazing sarees from the mid-20th century. Some may be sisters, and they have clearly dressed for a special occasion for which each wears a wrist watch and holds a small handkerchief. While the lady at the right wears a traditional design, just look at the patterns on the sarees of the other three! Yes, I’m always wishing I had photographs in colour to see what was really being worn, but I think this group deserves a special mention for unique visual elements and the colours to go with them!