Saris

  • Snapshot: PM Narendra Modi's mother poses with the sari gifted to her by Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif June 14, 2014

    Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a shawl for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he has received a return gift. Sharif too has sent a white sari for Modi's mother Hiraben. Modi on Friday thanked Sharif for sending a sari for his mother. "Nawaz Sharif ji has sent a...
  • Narendra Modi thanks Nawaz Sharif for sending sari for mother June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for sending a sari for his mother. "Nawaz Sharif ji has sent a wonderful white Sari for my Mother. I am really grateful to him ~~amp;amp; will send it to my Mother very soon," Modi tweeted. This is not...
  • 'Sari wali girl': Sunny Leone excited about her first Punjabi music video May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Indo-Canadian adult film actress Sunny Leone will be seen making her first appearance in a Punjabi music video with Girik Amin's "Sari wali girl" and she is thrilled about it. A rendition of Amin's imagination of his dream girl in a sari, the song features Sunny in the video...
  • Snapshot: Did you know that Audrey Hepburn wore a chic sari in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'? May 4, 2014

    The very essence of poise and grace, legendary actress Audrey Hepburn, was famous for her fashion sense. But more than that, she had a unique sense of style. Her various 'looks' that she sported throughout her films have now achieved a cult status. But did you know that she was...
  • Pink Sari Revolution: The story of Sampat Pal, Gulaabi Gang January 29, 2014

    This book caught my attention when the publishers (Picador India) first revealed its cover on their Facebook page. I had heard about Gulaabi Gang through some newspapers while I was studying and also Anubhav Sinha (Bollywood director) is also working on a movie based on this gang. I thought of...
  • Blood Red Sari will grip you from the very first page April 18, 2013

    Whenever I see a book by Ashok Banker, I wonder how he manages to work on so many books at the same time. When I first got to know about Blood Red Sari, I had two latest releases by Ashok Banker on my shelf. From mythology to popular fiction, he...
  • Fashion Watch: Shilpa Shetty's designer gown sari February 5, 2013

    Shilpa Shetty donned a pink designer gown that could easily double up as a sari. She tweeted this image on Tuesday, saying "wearing the 'Hollywood' sari by Malini Ramani". Will this spark a trend? ...
  • Kerala: Nurses in govt hospitals can now wear churidar November 29, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a radical departure from over a century old dress code, female nurses in government hospitals in Kerala can now wear 'churidar and overcoat' as their uniform instead of sari. Considering the 'inconvenience' of sari, the Health Department has decided to allow nurses to wear the 'more convenient' churidar...
  • AP: Pochampally's sari weavers struggle to survive November 19, 2012

    Pochampally: Pera Kamalana sits in a small room of her house, spinning the dyed yarn that will bring alive beautiful ikat designs on the nine-yard silk sari Pochampally is famous for. Wearing a polyester sari herself, Kamalana's life is, however, an irony and hardly as exotic as the timeless creations...
  • Video: Press meet of 'Onde Ondu sari' July 14, 2012

    Here in 'Onde Ondu Sari' the lovers Ramesh and Amoolya (Ramesh and Shwetha Rao) decide to prove that their love is strong separating for six months with no communication tools. ...
  • Video: 'Onde Ondu Sari' is a good old subject May 16, 2012

    Some directors know how to live up the expectations of the title but fail to make a convincing film. In this 'Onde Ondu Sari' the novices at acting and at technical side snatched the chances of a tolerable cinema. The narration is convincing but it is not acceptable for the...
  • Chinese Saris threaten ancient Indian art February 9, 2012

    Weavers have been making Saris for generations, but an influx of Chinese made copies is threatening to put an end to it. ...
  • Snapshot: Lady Gaga in the Tarun Tahliani sari November 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Lady Gaga posed in the sari Tarun Tahliani designed for her in Delhi prior to her performance the the F1 After Party at Lap. On stage sge had customised the sari to make it look more 'New York'. Gaga picked the creation out of the various other options...
  • Review: 'How to Salsa in a Sari' not the best of both worlds June 15, 2010

    Judge a book by its cover and you have a dull, tall tale of skinny girls in sneakers and skirts stretching all the way to c-o-o-l. Flip further, and you may be proved only halfway wrong. Dona Sarkar's How to Salsa in a Sari from Harper Collins brand-new YA lit...
  • Novelist plans to sue Singhvi over Sonia book June 6, 2010

    New Delhi: The controversy over Spanish writer Javier Moro's book 'The Red Saree', a fictionalised account of the life of Sonia Gandhi, is getting murkier with the author threatening to sue her counsel Abhishek Singhvi, who in turn terms Moro's charges as comic if not tragic. The book, which was first...
  • BJP slams Cong 'censorship', says it plays fair June 3, 2010

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday accused the Congress of curbing freedom of speech by protesting against a Spanish writer's novel on Sonia Gandhi and “forcing cuts” in a movie which has a woman politician said to resemble the ruling party’s president. "A book by Javier Moro is of late in...
  • Cong miffed with Javier Moro's book on Sonia June 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Best-selling author Dominique Lapierre's nephew Javier Moro has the Congress up in arms after writing a book on the life of Sonia Gandhi and her family. The book "El Sari Rojo" was published two years ago in Spain, but Congress is looking to block its publication in India and...
  • Sari-clad cheerleaders to boost crowd at Cuttack ODI October 27, 2009

    Bhubaneswar: Sari-clad cheerleaders will perform for the first time during the day and night one-day international cricket match between India and Sri Lanka December 21 at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. The cheerleaders will wear Sambalpuri saris -- the oldest form of the tie-and-dye handwoven textile -- and perform whenever a boundary...
  • Too late for Malaysian ex-model to appeal against caning August 27, 2009

    Kuala Lumpur: Former model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, who was to be caned after she drank beer in public, cannot file an appeal against the sentence as the 14-day period for her to do so has expired. It is now up to Syariah Chief Judge Abdul Hamid Abdul Rahman, who is...
  • Malaysian PM urges model to appeal against caning August 25, 2009

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on Tuesday struck a conciliatory note on the impending first-ever caning of a Muslim woman, an ex-model who was found drinking in public. He said she could appeal against the punishment and the authorities might consider. Responding to what The Star newspaper called...
  • Muslim model to be flogged in Malaysia for drinking beer July 21, 2009

    Kuala Lumpur: A Muslim model from Singapore has been sentenced to flogging by a Malaysian Islamic court after she confessed to drinking beer at a nightclub in the city. Kartika Sari Sewi Shu-karno, 32, a part-time model pleaded guilty of having a beer in a nightclub in 2008, was ordered by...
  • Ram Sene women's wing counters pink chaddi campaign February 14, 2009

    Belgaum, Karnataka: It's now a battle of pink sarees versus pink chaddis. The Durga Sena, the women's wing of Sri Ram Sena, plan to protest Valentine's Day in a novel manner. They will gift pink sarees to pro-valentine activists to counter the Pink Chaddi campaign. It's a retort to...
  • Dull Diwali in New York: Shoppers cut costs October 25, 2008

    New York: The festival of lights Diwali is normally a big deal for the Indian-American community in New York, but this year the shoppers have to cut corners. Jackson Heights in New York is paradise for Diwali shoppers as it has all, stores selling sarees, jewellers, sweets and Indian groceries....
  • Style file: How to sizzle in a sari October 22, 2008

    We caught up designer Nandita Thirani who is showing for the second time at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. She tips us off on how to drape the sari right, so that it accentuates your curves and covers up the flaws. In this picture: Liz Hurley (with husband Arun...
  • Saris with tummies exposed too sexy for Nigeria August 6, 2008

    Johannesburg: Indian women in their traditional saris with midriffs showing may find themselves falling foul of Nigerian law if a bill currently under discussion in that country is passed. Tourists in towelling wraps and Nigerian women in traditional dress with their stomachs exposed could also find themselves behind bars for three...
  • Desi apparel impresses international fashion writer March 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The ongoing Fashion Week just got more interesting - a South African fashion writer gives the thumbs up to the sari. It takes all types to make a fashion-week happening, and now we have Adam Levine, a fashion writer from South Africa who explains why the Indian sari liberates...
  • Chennai weaves world's costliest sari at Rs 40 lakh October 13, 2009

    Chennai: A palanquin arrived amid much fanfare at Chennai Silks, a textile house in Tamil Nadu, to give a princely welcome for an outfit that's fit for a queen – a sari studded with gold, diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones. The textile house has woven what it claims is...
  • How to look fashionable this Diwali November 9, 2007

    Mumbai: Diwali is all about fire crackers, sweetmeats and dressing up into picture. So for all the fashionable people out there who are in a mood to splurge, CNN IBN has a few suggestions as to how to go about dressing up this Diwali. ...
  • Sari gets pocket and new life June 28, 2007

    Chennai: When sari designers and retailers in Chennai began feeling that their customers had become more demanding they knew it was time for some radical style change. Their new designs were interesting and even amusing: a sari with five thousand colours, a denim sari, a sari with a pocket and even...
  • Ash's wedding saris plagiarised? June 20, 2007

    Bhubaneswar: Police are investigating a complaint that the designs on two saris created for Aishwarya Rai's wedding were plagiarised from a previous work of art, police said. The two intricately woven garments were made by award-winning craftsman Chaturbhuja Meher. Amitabh Bachchan had purchased the saris for the wedding of Aishwarya and...