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Shine in a Saree: 5 Perfect Sarees for this Durga Puja

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Shine in a Saree: 5 Perfect Sarees for this Durga Puja

  Durga Puja is more than just a festival for Bengalis. It is five days full of celebration, feasting, praying, bonding, and pandal hopping. The women dress in their most ethereal sarees designed particularly for this festival. Every year certain kind of sarees comes in fashion, especially for Durga Puja. If you are yet to complete your puja shopping, here is a list of trending sarees to wear for this year’s Durga Puja. Jamdani Saree: This cotton muslin Jamdani is for all those ladies you like to keep it light and classy. Jamdani saree is woven with the finest cotton...

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Wrapping Up: Which Sarees to Wear This Durga Puja?

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Wrapping Up: Which Sarees to Wear This Durga Puja?

 With less than a month to go for the Durga Puja, the most common question we Bengalis ask each other is, “Have you started your Puja shopping?” The month before Durga Puja is the time when Bengalis finish their Puja shopping. I mean shopping for two outfits each for five days is a hectic task and needs to be completed before all the good stuff sells off. Sarees play an important role in Durga Puja. Let’s put it like this – without sarees, Durga Puja is incomplete for the women of Bengal. This six yard of cloth is as important...

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A Letter to My Daughter – Six Yard of Memories

A Letter to My Daughter – Six Yard of Memories

  Dear Buran I love you and would miss you terribly during the Durga Puja this year. I wait the whole year for these four days when you come home, just like Ma Durga visits her maternal home. However, no matter how sad you not coming home for the festival makes me, I am not going to put that on you. I know you will miss me, your home, your city, and all its craziness during those four days. So, to cheer you up I am sending this special care package containing five of my sarees, some of which I...

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Ikkat Saree: A Traditional and Contemporary Wear in India

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Ikkat Saree: A Traditional and Contemporary Wear in India

Saree is more than ethnic traditional wear in India. It is synonymous with nostalgia and memories. Don’t we all covet the heritage handloom weaves from our grandmother’s closet? Trends come and go, but the saree has always been a fixture in the world of fashion. This six yards of cloth is the perfect combination of elegance, beauty, and tradition. Due to the cultural and regional diversity of India, the subcontinent is the home of different kind of sarees that varies from one region to the other. One of the most celebrated styles is Ikkat Saree. Handloom Ikkat is very popular...

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Dongria Kondh - The Tribe of the Niyamgiri Hills

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Dongria Kondh - The Tribe of the Niyamgiri Hills

The identity of a saree comes from its weavers. How the threads of cotton or silk will be woven, in what pattern, and what colors will be used – are all decided by the weavers. We love to own and wear heritage handloom saree created by the skilled artisans of our country. But is that enough? Our sarees are not just a part of our closet - it is our identity that we pass on from generation to generation, it is what we flaunt during festivals, and it is an elegance that makes us look the most beautiful. So, it’s...

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