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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Photo in a Sari

As promised, here is a picture of me in a sari. It's a little difficult for me to look at pictures of myself these days, as I've gained a lot of weight in the last few months. Anyway, I'm working on getting back to my normal size (forty pounds lighter!), but it is hard to face evidence like this of how big I've gotten.

So, I'm on my way to my dance performance today. I'm wearing this sari until it's time to change into my dance costume. I'm about to go put on all the dance jewelry.

This is my fanciest sari by far and I love how silky soft it is!

Edited to add: When I got to the dance school my friend, K, asked if I wanted her to "fix it." Apparently my hem was not entirely even and my pleats left something to be desired. She took me to the bathroom and rewrapped me, and I hope I can remember her tips on how to do it. I've been wearing sari based on my memory of my cousin showing me how to do it one time!


  1. Thank you for the picture!! And you look wonderful =). Do you know what type of fabric it is?

  2. I wish I did know what fabric it is. I think it's a synthetic of some kind, but it's really soft and drapes nicely.

    (When I got to my dance school, my friend K took me into the bathroom and rewrapped the whole thing!)

  3. You look beautiful Amba:). You can give Indian beauties a run for their money :D

  4. you look beautiful in sari. but it seems you didn't wear it properly, something seems to be missing. :)

    and if you are gaining weight then there is no dress better than sari.

    - basu

  5. Stumbled upon this, lovely Sari. I have yet to get one. I only have a few long sleeve Kurti's that Adi bought me a while back. You look great

  6. amba where are the bangles, madam? Back to the drawing room, sorry, Go for another picture with bangles this time....oh my.. these bluddy hindus, arent they difficult to please? Pun intended all the way

  7. You look very beautiful in sari !!! your long hair suits you very nice . it is very hard to belive u are an American (I know very little english dont mind the mistakes )

  8. I am always forgetting my bangles! Jewelry doesn't come as naturally to me as it does to Indian women :)

    Thank you Sridhar, that's very kind. If you saw me in person, you would see my freckles and then you would know I was American!

  9. It really does suit you! You have lovely dark hair to be able to carry it off well. I struggle with all the extra jewellery that's required too, even more so being married. There is so much of it!

  10. Thank you, Sharell. I think you look gorgeous in every picture I've seen of you!

    I grew up with a mother who is allergic to metal and never wears any jewelry except her wedding rings, though she frequently takes those off too and leaves them places. I like jewelry, but I have a hard time remembering it when putting together an outfit!

  11. Hindu myself, and I have to look stunning in the Sari :) And I'm south Indian, so I'm partial to how you tied it! I've got a blog about my own confused search for Hindu identity as a gay Hindu man. Give a shout out if you'd like to read! Namaskar!

    1. I would LOVE to read yours. Now that my blog has moved, I'm not here very often, so could you post a link for it at