Posts for 100 day saree pact

Express Yourself

Fashion, For the soul - Anupriya kapur - January 23, 2017

I had been contemplating this shoot for a long time. And once it was done I was contemplating if I should be sharing it or not (maybe because it was a little sensual). And of course I was scared to share it because of good old conditioning and the fear of being judged. Once I realized that, there was no stopping me. There is hardly any skin. Every woman wants to be shot like this. Every woman is and wants to look sensual. The only thing that stops us is fear and conditioning. And this is just another jab in my fight against it 🙂

A big shout out to Shailaja for capturing me the way I had imagined.

 

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Colors and chaos

Accessories, Fashion, For the soul - Anupriya kapur - October 25, 2016

I used to love wearing sarees and cottons were always my fav but somewhere along the way I stopped making the effort. When I wrote about 100 Day Saree pact (read here), I realised how much I miss wearing them. Also, when we did the shoot for that article at Old Fort in Delhi, I realised how much I’m missing out on what Delhi has to offer. So I couldn’t resist when Arun, who’s passionate about photography and Delhi’s monuments, suggested that we go to Chandni Chowk.

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A bit of royalty

We shot at the recently renovated Haveli Dharampura, Nau Ghar, in crowded lanes and in front of all the colorful doors. Haveli Dharampura is beautiful and sanitised, where we were served sanitised version of Paranthe waali gali deep fried paranthas, while rest of Chandni Chowk is dirty, very dirty.

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When we couldn’t locate the Haveli, a resident walked with us to show us the way. When he overheard me crib about how dirty the lanes are, he poignantly said, “yahi asli dilli hai”.

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Intricate work at so many entrances

We were offered a hearty portion of kheer by a pandit when we stopped to click a pic near a temple. And the shopkeepers of a small zari shop, emptied it for us so that we could get a good clean shot. The place left me disturbed yet very warm despite all the chaos, commotion and utter madness and of course we managed to get some very good shots.

 

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We all have a bit Shahrukh in us

Visit it if you haven’t been there yet and find your own interpretation. The trip will leave you with lots of thoughts.

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The beautiful aangan at the Haveli

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A beautiful red dhakai cotton saree that I borrowed from a close friend

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Arun’s fav pic

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Dilapidated

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Painted

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The zari shop

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with Arun at top of the Haveli, Jama Masjid at the backdrop

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The Whole Six Yards

For the soul - Anupriya kapur - May 24, 2016

I love to bake, run and blog. I love meeting adventurous people as well but mostly I’m happy within my comfort zone. I run on my own most of the times, do yoga and weights at home on my own. There are things I wonder about but I’m too scared to go and try them out. In the last one year or so I have decided to face my fears. It’s not only about fears I think, I’m also most intrigued about things others are passionate about and what drives them.

So I have decided to try some of the things that either make me uncomfortable or I can’t relate to at all. I also believe that when women come together, we can create beautiful things.

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