Google has recently launched their Arts & Culture platform in a big way internationally. A part of its project is #SareeOnMe with Google India in which they wanted to showcase real women who wear sarees. And for me it was just overwhelming to be a part of it. The image would in the calendar to be launched in 2018 and has accomplished women from various walks of life. It has been a very humbling experience to say the least. I settled for the simplest and most inexpensive handloom saree that I have (I bought it for Rs 600 recently). I wanted to use this opportunity to prove that even in its simplest form, a handloom saree exudes elegance which is unmatched. All the pictures have been clicked by Naina Redhu.
And here are a few questions I was asked –
What kind of saree and drape are you wearing?
It’s a Bengal cotton.
Is there any special memory associated with this specific saree?
It’s a new saree and my most inexpensive buy so far and I made a memory with it with this shoot. I wanted to prove that a saree is such an elegant piece that expensive or inexpensive, it can be made to look classy.
What is your association with sarees, and what occasion do you wear them on?
I have always loved wearing sarees since my college days. It brings out the feminine in me like nothing else does. I wear sarees very often, to meetings, events and practically every festival. One of the themes on my blog and Instagram is to bring the saree back, specially handloom. We need to help our weavers not only survive but thrive.