My friend met me in the lift, and said, “Oh! lovely…are your office people also celebrating friendship-day today?” I said, I don’t know about others, but I’m celebrating my friendship with sarees!

This one has been with me for 20 years and still manages to draw compliments. For major family events, my mom usually buys sarees as gifts for aunts, cousins and close friends. For my elder brother’s marriage too she had done the same and there were a few surplus sarees, after all the ceremonies were over.

She had already given me a grand kanjivaram, and I had received another one from my brother’s in-laws as well (Naathanaar saree for the nanand).

But my mom was like, what will I do with these sarees and she showed me this lovely Murshidabad printed silk in an unusual combination of red and phirozi and said, “Will you take this one?” And I was like – Neki aur pooch pooch?! and promptly bagged it.

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