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July 25, 2005

Myriad Colors of Silk!

For some reason today, I thought of DAV ("My" erstwhile School); actually it's a pretty winding trail of thoughts and hence this random post. Out of the blue, I thought of Jyothika and Surya, probably because my mom recently told me about Jyothika's wedding saree, alleged to have 54000 computer generated colors worth an exorbitant* amount to match that claim. Apparently, the salesman at RMKV silks (the latest big silk saree store in Madras, to the best of my limited knowledge) tried to sell this saree to my mom :) So anyway, my thoughts then wandered on to a scene from Khaka Khaka where there's this School going girl being teased by rowdy guys from the corner liquor store and this girl for reasons best known to her (and the director) is wearing a white skirt, part of her School uniform that would have probably fit her correctly three years earlier! Anyway, the white skirt then reminded me of my DAV School uniform on Saturdays, white shirt and white (long) skirt and several unrelated thoughts which incidentally is not the subject of this post (am beginning to wonder if there is one)! But I have uploaded these nice little pictures, so let me say something related :)

There's something to be said about silk sarees - gaudy or trendy, monotoned or double shaded, with thick golden borders or delicate single-lined borders, parrot green and shocking orange or all the shades of the panjavarna kili...they all dazzle and glimmer, sparkle and shimmer, add a touch of glamour and familiarity to marriages made in heaven :)

27 comments:

subramoni said...

Nice sarees and i believe the post reflects your pre-nuptial excitement and
nervousness(?). But "exorbidant"? When did you become a Malayalee? ;). Anyway, all the best to you and K and may you always enjoy conjugal bliss.

RS said...

Subu, rightly deduced :) And serves me right for not using the google toolbar's spell check :)

Anupama Viswanathan said...

I gather you are a d.a.vian and a bitsian - same pinch on both!!! :)
First visit to your blog and am I seeing (reading) happy news?? Nice pics, brings back memories of madras..:)

Prabu Karthik said...

RS

edhukku veena post title subject ellam? pesama memoirs nu podalaam...
or maybe
'disconnected thoughts connected together in words' nu pottudalaam:)

rombo santhoshama irukkey for obvious reasons and am happy for that too:)

Kumari said...

The pictures sent me back on a trip down memory lane, as The Family climbed N stores in the hope of finding the perfect saree for The Bride...sigh..wish i could do that again - the saree shopping that is :)

RS said...

To anupama: love it when this happens :) Glad to find a fellow DAVisn cum Bitsian, welcome here :)

To P~K: correcta sonna! ...and thanks :)

To kumari: Altho I am missing some fun now, the reception saree still remains to be picked - waiting for me! Am looking forward to that trip :)

IBH said...

whoa! as kumari ritely said it is bringing back memories of those days when my patti,mom,athai andme used to haunt T Nagar for saree shopping :) oh! how much I wish i have those moments back..both pre nuptials and the nuptials !

i guess u in the same track as mine..so how many marriges?;) meaning how many types of marriages..I had three in all :)

FSN 2.2 said...

I'm from DAV too. Funny - with all the emotional scars that they left on us with The Segregation, its funny any of us can write at all.

Btw - I remember that scene. The girl's name is Roshni [Although the rowdy pronounces it Rosni].

"Rosni, naan romba cool aanavan di, enna yen ippadi soodakkare"

I have a few problems with that scene. First as you pointed out if she's going to walk around with a skirt that she wore in the 4th grade, then she's asking for it.

Second - when did Anbuchelvan find the time to take out his bullets and match the same dialogue that the 'bully' was trying. Its a little contrived, but....cool.

I know womenfolk loved Surya in that movie so I'm going to refrain from saying more :-).

Remember gnawing through all nineteen nails [would have gnawed through one of my fingers already] taking my mom, aunts, cousins saree shopping.The sarees smell good...I'll give them that.

RS said...

To ibh: wish I could be in T.Nagar now, without the veyyin though :) Me, single style wedding only :), adukke tala urulardu!

To fierysinews: I passed out of DAV in 96 :) I doubt I can identify even the guys in my own batch from the "Boys" School, have spoken to probably a few of them, and one of them being my cousin!

Well...about Surya, you are right, I do know a number of women willing to marry him just for a few cool scenes in the movie :)

IBH said...

enna pizhinju eduthutanga pa...
:)

Mal wedding oru 5 minutes....apadiye avlo thanu nenaicha ellaru kaluleyum vizhu vizhunu adhukku konjam neram...appadi time just flew...finally 15 minutes le..madisar kattindu adha ovundhumo ovundhudadho nu oru paarvai pathutte oru marriage...idhule legal akanumenu court marriage..
my god! it was just tough for me ! all in one day in that scorching Madras heat...:)


hope u have a great time...
I always feel tamil brides have tough time in that weather ,with that much poo,that much mala...abbaaaa! :)

So enjoy :)

Sriram C S said...

Will you believe if I told you I watched Kakka Kakka 15 times in a span of 3 days over DVD!!! Not to mention the number of times that cute reaction Jo gives as she reads the newspaper in Oru ooril song!!

RS said...

To IBH: you must write a post about this! Sounds like an exciting wedding(s) :)

To agnibarathi: I can believe that :) I like what she says while opening the curtains in Surya's house :)

Anonymous said...

Why did u put a star after the exorbitant? Wanted to give out the price but intentionally forgot so that guys don't faint? :). Anyway, have a nice time searching for ur favorite silk sarees...

KP.

Eshwar said...

You studied in DAV ? I studied there too .

RT said...

Looks like you are getting ready for the big event:-)

BTW, my blog url is http://aarthisrikanth.blogspot.com

RS said...

To KP: read all the comments :)

To eshwar: yup! 96' passed out of 12th :)

To rt: :)) Finally! Welcome!

Anonymous said...

oh, gotcha...what to do...the comments are
sometimes as big as the blog itself :).

KP.

FSN 2.2 said...

So many people from DAV - this is turning out to be a reunion page.

Anybody ever got caned by Ram Kalia?

I still carry the scars...and the lessons learned. Bless his soul.

RS said...

To fierysinews: ah...i remember my poor brother (also a DAVian) experience some of the not so pleasant punishments from the PT Master et.al, the girls school was much easier on us, I guess :)

FSN 2.2 said...

PT masters were okay - 'Rambo' Surendran could be handled if you knew how to, and Balaguru wasn't too bad either.

It was Ram Kalia that put the fear of God into unruly schoolboys (and pretty much everybody).I remember the sight of him walking down the aisle...we'd all scramble for cover.

Another pest was C.Satish. He became the principal in 1996 and started acting like he had been crowned king of England.

I'm sure the girls' wing handled Ganga Krishnan with ease. Who was the other lady in charge?

RS said...

Ganga Krishnan? Hmm...there was another principal, a lady with an excellent accent and an attitude to match, I cant seem to recall her name, she used to come up with curious phrases like "Lets put it in the back burner!", "Stop running about like madcap!" etc :)

Ennu oru suhruthu said...

Hi! Came onto this site followin a link to my favourite stars..Surya n Jyothika.Incidentally saw the comment by Subramoni where he'd caricatured a Malayalee. I know the blog's old but felt bound to comment on it,as I am a Malayalee myself. Well,buddy there are millions of us who have a good command over the language. We've even got a Tharoor in the UN whose diction is exemplary. You could try looking at those above you and find how small you are for a change!! Its better at developing your character.

Anonymous said...

rs : ha!The lady almighty you are refering to in DAV is probably Parvathi Krishnan. She was a riot..!

RS said...

She was on some board that decides the future of the English language etc...but I did have a grudging admiration for her then :)

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potenta said...

i like the texture of this materrial.:)

balajiuniformonline said...

This is all sooo beautiful! I love the quilts. Have recently started following your blog and I love your style!
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