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ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Fashion, Art, Textile, Saree

Meet the Baluchar: India's most stunning heritage Saree

A new volume 'Baluchars: The Woven Narrative Silks of Bengal' explores the rich cultural threads that go into the making of the famed Baluchar.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
Handloom, Saree, Wildlife, Birdwatching

When I decided to go birdwatching in a saree

There are more accounts of men in jungles with rolled-up shirt sleeves, colonising the land in their country-side brogues, than of women going through wild spaces.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Indian Women, Patriarchy, Saree, Sabyasachi Mukherjee

No, Sabyasachi, if an Indian woman can't tie a sari it's none of your business

For the last time, women do not wear clothes to meet the standards of self-appointed custodians of culture.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Saree, Hindutva, Banarasi textiles, New York Times

Sari has nothing to do with Modi or Hindu nationalism: New York Times does a trashy piece on India

The NYT piece reeks of ignorance of both the rich history of the age-old handloom as well as the recent GST-induced pain for Varanasi’s weavers.

LIFE

 |  5-minute read
Shorts, Salwar kameez, Women, Saree

Sari, salwar kameez or shorts: What must a modern Indian woman wear?

Let’s look at them as a symbol of feminism, freedom, self-expression and more.