Category: A to Z Challenge 2017

A to Z Challenge 2017

#A to Z Challenge Reflections Post

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  This year was the third year in succession that I participated in this challenge. Once again I was a reluctant participant, mainly because despite my previous attempts  I didn’t find any appreciable change in either my traffic or number of followers. However, being perennially optimistic, I decided to give it one more try. Reflections …

A to Z Challenge 2017

Zari & Zardozi – Threads of Gold #AtoZChallenge 2017

And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain………… the familiar words of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” kept playing in my head all day long as I thought of what to write for the last post of this challenge. Can there bebetter way than to end with the glitter of Zari …

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Yeola silk #AtoZChallenge 2017

Even though my mum has always worn saris while I was growing up, I had never seen a Yeola silk  sari till I was gifted one by my mother-in-law to be. I still remember the shock I got when she took me into her room. She opened a cupboard and pulled out a pile of …

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The X Factor #AtoZChallenge 2017

  What is the X Factor? X is a toughie in whichever theme you choose. I am sure that everyone has had to scratch their heads real hard for this one.And many like me must have tweaked things a bit just so that they fit with the alphabet. Well, I am using X to describe …

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Weaving yarns #A to Z Challenge

Weaving Yarns. Over the past three weeks, I’ve learnt a lot about the different kinds of weaves from India. It has been an interesting journey for me and I hope it has been equally interesting for you. Each and every part of India has a different weaving tradition. In Bengal we have fine cottons like …