The movie "Slumdog Millionaire" has won four golden globe awards and might be one stop away from winning the Oscars. With all this publicity in place, I have started seeing an increase in the number of TV shows hosted in PBS, Discovery and Travel channels about India.
Slumdog Millionaire is about a young man from the slums of Mumbai who gets to win the Indian version of "Who wants to be a Millionaire". The movie brilliantly portrays the abject poverty, chaos and injustice that is prevalent in India.
Well, besides the poor, there is also an another side of India. The vibrant rich culture and traditions, exotic arts, and the growing number of young middle class citizens. So, I thought, why not introduce the artistic elements of the Indian design in this blog with a personal touch.
I was born in Chennai, the capital city of the Southern State of India called Tamil Nadu. Silk fabrics have played an eminent role in this part of the Country. In any occasion, be it a religious ceremony, weddings, or an evening party, a South Indian woman loves to adorn herself with gold jewels, and wears an expensive silk sari. A silk sari is a must have. Even the poorest woman would own at-least one. The most famous silk sari originates from a place called Kanjeepuram. When I got married, I wore a pure Kanjeepuram silk sari as well. Below are the photographs from my traditional South Indian Wedding.