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Posts tagged “Saris

Challenge And Choice

I had to make my own early-morning tea today:
A challenge I haven’t faced in some time!

Fortunately, it’s a temporary hardship.
Anu, my house-boy, is taking a two-day holiday with his family. They are guests at a typical “big fat” Indian wedding.

As in the West, the arrival of wedding invitations focuses a guest’s mind on choosing the gift.
In this case, purchasing a silk sari.

 A daunting challenge for Anu, but gentle amusement for the shop assistants,

Who modelled the saris,

And, very demurely, flirted with him.

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Pictures taken in Kalyan Silks, Cochin


The Journey Is The Destination: Part 10

Entranced by colour.

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“I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.”

Emily Bronte

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Picture of saris drying in one of the Hampi temples, Karnataka.