Fashion

Do You Need to Kill Somebody? Just Drape a Sari

iChhori says a Naari in Saari can break a mirror!

Indian sari never goes out of style. Be it your Fresher’s party, your graduation ceremony, your farewell, marriage function, family function or an office party a Sari suits all occasions. And if you take care of your midriff while wearing sari, you better have cardio in the vicinity!

Today we are going to give you very valuable Gyan on various ways in which you can drape a sari to look your best on various occasions. These are authentic, classic and cultural ways which have been used around India by different communities and regions. Well there are more than eighty ways (oh yes, you read it right) you can a drape a sari in India. So let me list the various traditional ways of draping an Indian sari here-

Assamese– This sari style is three-set garment known Mekhela chador. The bottom portion, draped from the waist downwards is called Mekhela and veil is known as Chadar and is worn with long sleeve choli.

Khasi – Khasi style of sari is known as Jainsem which is made up of several pieces of cloth, giving the body a cylindrical shape.

Gujarati/Rajasthani/even Pakistani – after tucking in the pleats similar to the nivi style, the loose end is taken from the back, draped across the right shoulder, and pulled across to be secured in the back

Himalayan – Kulluvi Pattu is traditional form of woolen sari worn in Himachal Pradesh; women in Uttarakhand also use this way of draping a sari.

Nivi– This style originally is from Deccan region; besides the modern nivi, there is kaccha nivi, where the pleats are passed through the legs and tucked into the waist at the back. This allows free movement while covering the legs.

Bengali and Odia style– This style is worn without any pleats. Traditionally the Bengali style is worn without pleats where the saree is wrapped around in an anti-clockwise direction around the waist and then a second time from the other direction. The loose end is a lot longer and that goes around the body over the left shoulder. There is enough cloth left to cover the head as well. The modern style of wearing a saree originates from the Tagore family. Jnanadanandini Devi, the wife of Rabindranath Tagore’s elder brother Satyendranath came up with a different way to wear the saree after her stay in Bombay. This required a chemise or jacket (old name for blouse) and petticoat to be worn under the saree and made it possible for women to come out of the secluded women’s quarters in this attire.

Manipuri – This sari style is also worn with three-set garment known as Innaphi viel, Phanek lower wrap and long sleeved choli.

Nepal – Our hilly neighbor Nepal also has many different ways of draping sari, the most common being the Nivi drape. The Bhojpuri and Awadhi speaking community wears the sari sedha pallu like the Gujrati drape. The Mithila community has its own traditional Maithili drapes like the madhubani and purniea drapes but today those are rare and mostly sari is worn with the pallu in the front or the nivi style. Traditionally, the women of the Rajbanshi community wear their sari without blowse/ choli. They rather tie it below the neck like a towel but these days only old women where it in that style and the nivi and the Bengali drapes are more popular today. The traditional Newari sari drape is, folding the sari till its below knee length and then wearing it like a nivi sari but the pallu is not worn across the chest and instead is tied around the wait and leaving it so it drops from wait to the knee, instead the pallu a shawl is tied across the chest, by wrapping it from the right hip and back and is thrown over the shoulders saris are worn with blouse that are thicker and are tied several times across the front. The Nivi drape was popularized in Nepal by the Shah royals and the Ranas.

Maharashtrian/Konkani/Kashta; this drape is very similar to that of the male Maharashtrian dhoti, though there are many regional and societal variations. The centre of the sari (held lengthwise) is placed at the centre back, the ends are brought forward and tied securely and two ends are wrapped around the legs. When worn as a sari, an extra-long cloth of nine yards is used and the ends are then passed over the shoulders and the upper body. The style is worn by Brahmin women differs from that of the Marathas. The style also differs from community to community. This style is popular in Maharashtra, Goa, parts of Karnataka.

Malayali style– The two-piece sari or Mundum Neryathum is worn in Kerala. Usually made of unbleached cotton and decorated with gold or colored stripes and/or borders.

Madisar– This drape is typical of Iyengar/Iyer Brahmin ladies from Tamil Nadu. Traditional Madisar is worn using 9 yards saree.

Kodagu style– This drape is confined to ladies hailing from the Kodagu district of Karnataka. In this style, the pleats are created in the rear, instead of the front. The loose end of the sari is draped back-to-front over the right shoulder, and is pinned to the rest of the sari.

Gobbe Seere– This style is worn by women in the Malnad or Sahyadri and central region of Karnataka. It is worn with 18 molas saree with three four rounds at the waist and a knot after crisscrossing over shoulders.

Tribal styles– In tribes Sari is worn by tying firmly across the chest, covering the breasts.

Pin Kosuvam – This is the traditional Tamil Nadu style

Kunbi style or denthli– Goan Gauda and Kunbis, and those of them who have migrated to other states use this way of draping Sari or Kappad, this form of draping is created by tying a knot in the fabric below the shoulder and a strip of cloth which crossed the left shoulder was fasten on the back.

So ladies you pick your style and and start the soft and loving assault on all the available guys out there. Just do not forget to wear your attitude!

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Health

How many benefits do your boyfriends give U, well Indian Gooseberry (Amla) gives you atleast 25!

Amazing health benefits of Amla or Indian Gooseberry.

The Indian gooseberry also widely known as Amla in India is considered as a sacred tree in India. Amla is an edible fruit in light green colour. This fruit ripens usually in the autumn in wet, forest, hilly areas of India. The Amla fruit is very nourishing, but it tastes sour. According to Ayurveda, amla fruit is sour and astringent in taste, with sweet, bitter and pungent secondary tastes

Amla can be made palatable by consuming with salt, red chilli powder and other spices.

Unlike your man, Amla is always ready to be consumed; dried as well as fresh Amla fruit can be consumed for its amazing health benefits.

Not only for health, Amla is popularly used in inks, shampoos and hair oils, the high tannin content of Indian gooseberry fruit serves as a mordant for fixing dyes in fabrics.

Amla is widely used in Ayurveda treatments in India. Indian Gooseberry is very rich in vitamin C and contains many minerals and vitamins like calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, and vitamin B. Amla is very powerful antioxidant agent.

In our soft Indian bodies, many health problems are caused by oxidative damage. It happens when the cells of our body use oxygen, by products such as free radicals get produced which damage our body. Antioxidant agents prevent and repair these damages. Vitamin C is a good antioxidant agent and it’s found in Amla in abundance. Amla is used in many a medicines which cure various diseases including cancer.

Health Benefits of Amla (Gooseberry)

  1. Brightens Skin
  2. Heals Pimples & Acne
  3. Slows Down Ageing
  4. Reduces Blood Sugar
  5. Strengthens Bones
  6. Makes Skin Glow
  7. Fights Against Heart Disease
  8. Prevents Ulcers
  9. Cures a Sore Throat
  10. Increases Metabolic Activity
  11. High In Digestive Fiber
  12. Boosts Immunity
  13. Prevents Formation of Gall Bladder Stones
  14. Is Anti-Inflammatory
  15. Improves Eyesight
  16. Purifies Blood
  17. Increases Diuretic Activity
  18. Prevents Constipation
  19. Prevents Jaundice
  20. Reduces the Risk Of Cancer
  21. Reduces Pigmentation
  22. Potent stress reliever
  23. Improves quality of Hair
  24. Protects Liver
  25. Restores Skin Firmness

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In #KarnatakaElection2018, It’s a Men’s World!

BJP has allowed 6 female candidates, interestingly its not even 3% of the total candidates BJP has fielded in Karnataka elections 2018. Congress has given tickets to 15 females and JD(S) has fielded only 4.

Its a Men’s’ world!

Indeed it is, at least in India it is. Men are given responsible jobs while women are good for the kitchen and household chores ONLY. This seems to be the general perception in our stereotyped Indian society.

In a state like Karnataka which is supposedly the IT hub of modern India, has field only 8% women candidates in assembly election this year. Women make more than 47% of total population in Karnataka and still are not given due representation in the Karnataka state assembly. Simple reason is that men decide whom women will vote for. Seem like more than 47% women are treated like rubber stamps in Karnataka assembly elections 2018.

Our beloved PM Mr Narendra Modi, while campaigning for the Karnataka Assembly election said “Beta, Beti Ek Saman.” Well this seem to be a pleasing slogan only. Mr Modi’s party, BJP has fielded only 6 female candidates, which is not even 3% of the total candidates BJP has fielded. Congress has fielded 15 females, and JDS has readied 4 female candidates.

This has not stopped political parties from faking to be the fan of gender equality, supporters of women safety, running pink autos, setting up pink polling booths etc.

Are we so dumb that they can bluff us whenever they want? Well, they don’t realize that Indian Chhori has moved way beyond pink autos and pink polling booths. We don’t need TV sessions on gender equality by some so called feminists. We create our own path; we even create our own destination!

We brand the hell out of a fashion entity while we paint our nails!

We work on satellite systems while we make our own dolls!

So, ‘hamari chhoriyan chhoron se kam hain ke?

Ohh please, don’t even compare and save yourselves a big fat embarrassment!

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