Month: April 2017

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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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Mira the Handloom Crusader #WATWB

With many women giving up the traditional sari for more contemporary attire,the ancient craft of handloom sari weaving is an endangered skill. But thanks to the passion of a handful of of people, like Mira,  the sari and its weavers are being given a new lease of life.   The Handloom Crusader Mira Sagar is …

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#SkywatchFriday : Sunrise through the window – Wishing April Goodbye

Wishing April Goodbye   Yet another #SkywatchFriday and yet another weekend. It’s also time to wish April Goodbye. For us in India, this is an important milestone. It marks  the end of the first month of FY 2017-18. On the 1st of April, every year, we open our new books of accounts with a new …

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Past fast-forward ? #HalfGirlfriend

  Another 3 am alarm wakes me from a half sleep. I’m getting to be quite good at this. Waking up at unearthly hours to catch the first flight to somewhere.  Gingerly getting out of bed, I make my  way to the bathroom, going through my now familiar ‘getting ready to fly ‘routine . 10 minutes …