Tag Archives: Kanchipuram

The Oscars

The Kanjivaram at the Oscars

We all know how important the Oscars are and more so its Red Carpet fashion! The clothes worn to award events such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes always receive intense worldwide media scrutiny, making their red carpets an international product placement area of great importance to fashion designers. At the international events, gowns dominate, but we’ve seen the most gorgeous […]

Carnatic musicians set fashion trends

Classical singers they may be, singing traditional carnatic compositions in orthodox style; but when it comes to their sartorial preferences, most traditional singers are trendsetters. Whether it was the dazzling diamond earrings and nosepins of the legendary carnatic singer MS Subbulakshmi or the new age artistes like Vishaka Hari, who carry off the traditional nine […]

Ragams, Thalams & Kanjivarams

The Margazhi season is very special in Chennai – there is a festive air about the entire city with kolams and thoranams dotting the streets. Music and dance performances take place in full flow painting the town with differently hued ragams and thalams. And as always in the same breath as festive, music , dance and […]

Woven Dreams

Silken Paradise – Kancheepuram

Try to think of an Indian woman and chances are you can visualise her draped perfectly in a saree.  In India one of the famous places to buy silk sarees is Kancheepuram, the “Silken Paradise” or Silk City, which is world renowned for the gorgeous hand-woven silk sarees of myriad rich colours, noted for their […]

Goddess Shakti

Navarathri in Kanchipuram

Navarathri (nine nights) is one of the greatest festivals of India. This festival is celebrated for nine days (October 15 – October 24) , in which God is worshipped in the form of Mother. This is a period of introspection and purification. Navarathri is traditionally an auspicious time for starting new ventures. During this period, Durga, Lakshmi […]

Usha Uthup – a Kanjivaram star

This week, in our Stars in Kanjivarams section, we feature a star who is well – known for her preference for Kanjivaram Saris for all public appearances. A singer & now actor, Usha Uthup stuns us in her choice of saris for the cover page and cover article of Good Housekeeping, August 2012. Well known […]