Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: saree

Weaving Jamdani — a 40-inch piece of saree that lived through Partition

Both men and women made Jamdani, a saree that came out of the Dhaka muslin industry and was brought to India by Persian craftsmen.

Benares brocades wove Hindu-Muslim peace for centuries. But those old ways changed

In 'Crafting a Future,' Archana Shah talks about the ground realities of Indian textiles and their histories.

Sarees are not dying in India, but don’t trust #SareeTwitter to show whole nine yards

Sarees on Twitter doesn’t showcase the clothing’s multi-layered universality in the real India of traffic jams and back-breaking farm work.

Garden Vareli ads with three Miss Indias made the everyday saree a fashion statement

Top actresses and models – Namrata Shirodkar, Madhu Sapre, Aishwarya Rai and Lisa Ray – were a part of the ads, which gave the saree a new modern twist.

Why is Sabyasachi shaming women who can’t drape sarees but not men who can’t tie dhotis?

Castigating Indian women is convenient, lazy and unpleasantly paternalistic.

On Camera


Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.