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Click for larger view. 1. Nauvari and Nath girls looking very lovely, Somaiya College, Mumbai. Taken on the college’s “Traditional Day”. 2. Mochi (cobbler) in Mumbai. She is not alone: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ernakulam, 3. Anklet wearing schoolgirls. Taken in Bengaluru. … Continue reading
Sanskrit poetry is so often full of lovelorn ladies unable to bear separation from the hero (Virahotkanthita Nayika). And this recurs often in those Radha-Krishna paintings. And of course Hindi cinema is full of “viraha” songs. But none of that … Continue reading
–Women of India – MV Dhurandhar via Santanus. X X
Girdles have been in use in India for a very long time, since possibly the early chalcolithic age. The kanci aka girdle, is often a broad golden belt used to secure the sari to the waist, to which are often … Continue reading
One of the most significant influencers of the way we dress in India was the freedom movement, in particular Gandhi’s thoughts on the moral dimension of clothing, the quest for an authentic Indianness and clothing as a unifier of India’s … Continue reading
Simple Braids, Updos and flowers in her hair. All at tumblr.
A departure from my usual posts. I am pretty much apolitical. But I am a woman. And this speech from Ms Gillard, Australia’s first female PM, resonated with me. Via [X] Also Ms Gillard knits and I think it is wonderful … Continue reading
The drinking post.
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