Independence Day celebration with a 10 year-marriage anniversary party was an awesome idea.
Thanks Debdutta, this kicked me to drape one of my favourite gorgeous sarees despite a drizzling day 🙂
Back in office we always had the plan to shoot 35/100 saree moment. And as per the plan Manjistha became my photographer 😉 of the day.
This event was followed by lunch and #Nirbashito with Buli; the film wonderfully showcased today’s irony of true #Freedom and watching this on 15 August was the irony in its true(est) sense.
A bit clichéd still wanted to drape something connecting colours of the Indian flag on 15 August.
After trying quite hard, failed miserably to connect the colours…
This turquoise dark green based south Indian heavy silk, with a saffron orange border was my closest pick! With a crème coloured blouse tried linking the ‘tricolour’ mood.
I clearly remember picked this specific piece from Chameli aunty’ s boutique from Ballygunge around 2006, but for the first time wore on Usri, my sister’s marriage in the year 2009…. (pic is here too)
As we all know in the national flag of India the top band is of Saffron colour, indicates the strength and courage of the country. The white middle band indicates peace and truth with Dharma Chakra. The last band is green in colour shows the fertility, growth and auspiciousness of the land.
Hope this somehow adds a meaningful story to my #100sareepact portfolio and add a pinch of thought for our freedom fight.
Whenever I sit and think about those souls who have fought soooooo hard, I cry from inside ‘I feel disgusted, and think why the hell we got it? We have not realized what we were gifted and thus we don’t value…’ No intention to make the story serious, just a thought to share my feelings for those who will have the time to read my story till the end! 😉
Happy Independence !! Cheers to Freedom, everyone!