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  • March 22, 2013 Akshat Jain

    Must-have motifs

    This week, we look at some Kanjivaram sari motifs that have stood the test of time for centuries. Unfailingly popular, these lovely designs are virtual must-haves in the collection of every Kanjivaram sari user. The annapakshi or mythical swan is...

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  • March 15, 2013 Akshat Jain

    Finding beauty in the ordinary

    Every Kanjivaram sari, with its exquisite designs, has a fascinating story to tell. Centuries old motifs, popular to this day, have typically been inspired by exquisite temple art or drawn from Mother Nature. But the weaver’s restless eye, his endless...

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  • March 15, 2013 Akshat Jain

    Customer Appreciation: Mathangi Venkatesh

    We, at Sarangi would like to share with you, some of the appreciative messages that we have received from our esteemed customers. It gives us great happiness when our patrons share their Sarangi “feel beautiful” moment! I am a great...

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  • March 8, 2013 Akshat Jain

    Celebrating women with colour

    International Women’s Day is upon us and continuing with our exploration of the world of colour, what better occasion than to muse over the inseparable link between women and colours? What are those colors that best capture the essence of...

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  • February 28, 2013 Akshat Jain

    Purity and passion

    Crimson, scarlet, ruby, or rose – red by any name universally stands for passion, danger, and love. As an instinctively identifiable symbol of the life force, red plays a seminal role in Indian cultural traditions. In Kundalini Yoga, red represents...

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  • February 22, 2013 Akshat Jain

    Sunshine, spring, and sensuality

    In sunshine drenched India, it’s no surprise that the color yellow evokes associations deeply entrenched in the collective consciousness. Call it basanti as north Indians do, or manjal, the term used by southerners, yellow is prominent among India’s sacred colors,...

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  • February 15, 2013 Akshat Jain

    The Splendid Colors of Indian Sarees: Blessed Blue

    Think Indian saris and the first association that arises is color – strong, vivid and saturated, with resonances that go beyond aesthetics. As every artist knows, color plays a seminal role in every aspect of life. Universally, colors speak the...

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  • February 2, 2013 Akshat Jain

    Our Beautiful Store: Ambience

    Shopping is not an experience everyone enjoys. And shopping for that perfect kanjivaram sari is all the more difficult, in most sari stores. Be it the task of finding suitable parking space, to dealing with over-zealous sales staff, to being made to...

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  • January 25, 2013 Akshat Jain

    Winners of Moods of Margazhi

    As shared with you in our previous blog, Sarangi – the Kanjivaram sari store, in association with presented “Moods of Margazhi” – a unique photographic celebration of the Margazhi season – one of the largest music and dance festivals. The...

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