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    Ethnically Diverse- Navratri Outfit #4

    The last post in the Navratri outfit series. Bathukamma is a ritual practised by the people of Telangana which is dedicated to goddess Parvati. The bathukamma is a stacked arrangement of flowers in concentric circles. Instead of flowers, my mother and I decided to prepare bathukamma using coloured papers and be little craftsy. Well, the end product wasn’t what we were expecting, but it wasn’t bad either. Lehenga is always appropriate for any functions or rituals. When it comes to Indian outfits, I have always loved designing them on my own.  I totally enjoy the process of buying fabrics, laces and jotting down ideas with my mother and on how…

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    Ethnically Diverse- Navratri Outfit #3

    Gujarati and Rajasthani outfits are widely decorated and vibrant with different forms of tie and dye, applique work.  Amidst all the historical heritage of the state, an applique work called the gota Patti is noteworthy. To be precise, the city Jaipur is now the hub where most of the gota Patti work is done. Just because it is dandiya night, you don’t have to wear a lehenga all the time and be predictable. Go a step further and raid your wardrobe and come up with a personal style which will help you to stand out in the crowd. I am all about comfortable clothing at any time of the day. Hence…

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    Ethnically Diverse- Navratri Outfit #2

    The pomp and splendour of Navratri are around the corner and here is my take on a Gujarati outfit. We all know that clothing preferences are different in each state. And the first thing that comes to our mind when we think of Gujarat dressing style is the colourful, vibrant, beautiful thread work, patchwork and beadwork. The traditional dress for men consists of Kediyu and dhoti, and for women, it is chaniya choli. I am a legit girlie girl, but of late I have been wearing t-shirts from the men’s department, and I love the way it looks on me. I pick up an extra size up or two and make…

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    Ethnically Diverse- Navratri Outfit #1

    The festive season is upon us and if you’re someone like me who loves to go out and play garba-dandiya but struggling with what to wear? Read to know more. In India, each state celebrates Navratri in its way. I will be doing a series of four posts depicting Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telangana and Kolkata. Since most of you know, I have been to Kolkata recently and inspired by its love for Durga Pooja which is celebrated in all its glory. I decided to incorporate the colours and nitty-gritty of Bengali women dressing into my wardrobe and come up with a new outfit for dandiya nights. We all know that Bengali women…

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    #SoMyTravels To Calcutta Day 3&4

    Contd. After an eventful day two, we headed back home where I was pleasantly surprised by my friends at the stroke of midnight. It was the best birthday! The last two days gave the city a gloomy tinge, but it did not hinder our plans. But my birthday morning the clouds cleared up, and it was indeed a beautiful day. DAY 3- My Birthday! Howrah Station and Bridge- The birthday morning we got up early to visit the famous Rabindra Setu also known as the Howrah Bridge. Calcutta is known for a lot of things; trams, yellow taxis, street food but nothing can beat the magnificent structure of the bridge.…

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    #SoMyTravels To Calcutta Day 1 & 2

    This year Meghalika and I decided to visit the city of joy-Kolkata for my birthday. For this blog post sake let’s call it Calcutta, don’t you think it has a certain old charm to it? We visited the city for a mere four days and it was not enough to engulf all the quirkiness of the city. For the people who haven’t visited Calcutta earlier I hope with this blog I can give you some insights. DAY 1- Arrive at Calcutta We reached in the morning around 9 a.m and quickly went over to my school friend’s apartment who is a local there and was our accommodation for the next…

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    #SoMyWeddingStyles- Skip The Lehenga!

    We all know that every trend goes through a fashion cycle- introduction, rise, peak, decline and rejection. Some patterns survive the period and go on to become a classic like a white shirt, saris etc. and some become a fad- neon colours, cargo pants etc. In the present day scenario, the sharara pants have made a massive comeback into the fashion scene and are incorporated with contemporary versions. Sharara pants come in a variety of fabrics, and I ordered mine online in see-through georgette fabric, I thought it was a modern version of traditional clothing, don’t you think so? I wanted a monochrome look; hence I paired it with orange…

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    #SoMyWeddingStyles- I Dressed Retro

    For a south Indian wedding, one would often prefer a silk saree, but I chose to drape a lace saree for my friend’s daytime wedding. Just like silk sarees, lace sarees are a classic! Lace fabric has been etched in the history since the Renaissance time when Queen Victoria chose to wear it for her wedding day, and since then it has become a lasting tradition for a Christain bride to wear a lace gown. So, taking the Queen as my inspiration, I picked up the lace fabric but in our traditional red colour for a Hindu Wedding. Well, lace fabric can be tricky at times, one for being sheer. So,…

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    #SoMyTravels- A Road Trip In Karnataka

    Hello, New month, new travels. A  road trip in monsoon makes for a great memory! I went on a week-long trip to Karnataka with family. Our initial plan was to visit Kerala, but we came to know about the situation there and diverted our plans to Karnataka. DAY 1- Arrive at Bengaluru.  We boarded a train at Secunderabad station on 5th August at 9 pm to Yelahanka station. We arrived at the destination in the morning at 10:30 am and headed towards our guest house in Power Grid Corporation Ltd. We quickly freshen up and had our lunch and headed out to explore Bangalore city. We rented a car for the entire…

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    #SoMyTravels To Maharashtra

    Hello, It’s been a while since I last uploaded a blog post. Today, I am back with a mini travel post. My girlfriends and I went on a leisure weekend getaway to Maharashtra to celebrate one of my friend’s bachelorette party. It was a three days trip to Lonavala, Alibaug, and Pune. Flights– We booked our to and fro tickets from Hyderabad to Pune two months before avoiding a surge in prices later. I usually book through www.happyeasygo.com website; the tickets are relatively cheaper than other sites. Accommodation– We booked rooms in Alibaug through Air BnB. It was a bungalow which was very close by to the beach. The host…