Sunday, November 15, 2009

373. Saree -"The pride of India"

Sari or saree is a female garment in the Indian Subcontinent. A sari is a strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from four to nine metres in length that is draped over the body in various styles. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder baring the midriff.

Sari usually exists along with a skirt and a Blouse. The sari is usually worn over a skirt(pavada/pavadai in Tamil), with a blouse (choli or ravika) forming the upper garment. The choli has short sleeves and a low neck and is usually cropped, and as such is particularly well-suited for wear in the sultry South Asian summers.

Dr.Abdul Kalaam had a dream that India would be a super power by the year 2020.India is now the second most populous country in the world and is catching up with China at a very fast rate. This gives a clear indication that India would be a super power much before 2020. Many would state various reasons behind this alarming growth in population.But I would say that "Saree" is the only reason behind India's huge population. Saree defeats all other reasons by a huge margin.
I always loved to see women in sarees. My first girlfriend "Renu" never knew that i was actually two timing her with my class teacher. (Renu was my classmate in kindergarten). My class kindergarten class teacher used to drape herself in saree. I was not innocent then. My innocence grew with age.

There are many ways to drape a saree. I am stating a few styles of saree draping that comes to my mind.

Note : If your mind is filled with LUST and if you are a SEXUAL PERVERT, you will see only try to see the flesh in this post. But if you are matured, then you will know that the following are different ways in which people drape a saree.

Tribal wrap

This style is the earliest style of draping a saree. It is a combination of miniskirt and a hand-towel. This shows that the original saree never had a blouse or a petticoat. The tribal wrap is also the forerunner of Sleeveless blouses. The ancient men were indeed really lucky. But as time went by Tribal wrap lost its sting and soon many other ways of draping a saree became very popular. How ever a few woman are still striving hard to preserve the traditional Tribal wrap technique. Mandira Bedi is one such noble woman who popularised the sleeveless blouse accompaniment to the saree.

Silicon Valley
I am not talking about the IT park, nor am I getting technical here. I am talking cleavages here. This style of wearing a saree involves high precision. The saree is worn in such a way that the cleavage is revealed. This is also called as the hide and seek technique of draping a saree.
This style is very popular in the cosmopolitan cities in India. Men like this style very much. 14 % of road accidents are a result of the silicon valley technique. Rakhi Sawant is the best example for the silicon valley style. Only experts can use this style effectively. Amateurs are requested not to try this even at home because trying it at home might even result in the death of your pet cat.
Belly Button

I have no idea why such a fuss is created about the belly button. Careful analysis of the belly button reveals that it is nothing but a small pit in the belly. At the same time, it is the belly button that is going through a major revolution these days. I had a friend who pierced her belly button. Another friend decorates her belly button with mehendi. I am so happy that we just have one belly button each. If only the belly button had eyes, it would cried an ocean by now.
Revealing the belly button while draping a saree gives a kick to many men. Researches reveal that this effect is even high compared to drinking 8 shots of tequila. Some woman reveal their belly button without their knowledge but many woman reveal it knowingly. As long as they keep on giving men such kicks,it does not matter whether they do it on purpose or not.
Side show

This style is also called the "Teaser". No one knows the reason behind a dog chasing a car. But the "Teaser" way of draping a saree is definitely a major reason behind the drool effect that it has on many men.
The saree is worn in such a way that it covers the entire body when seen from the front and the back. But when seen from the sides, it gives statistical information of the one adopting this style. Almost 90 %of saree drapers fall under this category.
This style of draping a saree is a major reason behind the population explosion. In this picture Shriya is demonstrating a very bad example of the side show technique. She is revealing more than what is required for this style.


If men are given an opportunity to rule the world, the first thing that they would eradicate from this world is the "Mummy" style of draping a saree. The sole purpose of this technique is to cover each and every single portion of the body. Only the face and the hands are revealed for public display.
Reliable sources say that a group of men are actually searching for the inventor of this style to kill him. This technique makes the woman to sweat a lot. Hence Chronicwriter also strongly voices his opinion against this style. How ever this style is commonly used for brides in weddings.

It takes courage to use this technique. This technique is a user-friendly technique for many men. This style is used by woman when they are in a hurry. It is also called as the "Where is my saree?" style of wearing a saree (not wearing a saree).
Mallika Sherawat is an expert in this style. Importance is given to the blouse and the skirt (mundu). How ever due to lack of funds, the saree is forgotten.The Amnesia style is very popular in Kerala. No wonder they call Kerala as God's own country.
Trivia: Chronicwriter lived in Kerala for 4 years.

Unrealistic Hope

Have you built sand castles in the beach? If so how would you feel when someone crash lands in the sand castles that you had built? Let me give a more appropriate example.
If you are working in a firm , if your boss appreciates you and pats your back for every task that you complete, you would of course be happy. Your hopes would go high. But at the time of your appraisal if he gives you a bad rating, how would you feel? I am not making any sense through this example too. Let me make it very simple.
When you eat a chocolate in front of a little child without giving it to the child, how would the child feel? This particular style falls under such a category. It gives false hopes to everyone. It might appear to fall down anytime. But it does not. It hangs on and stays-on for ever. So close, yet very far.
There are many many more styles involved in draping a saree. Many among you will fall under some of these categories.. It is an ocean and I have covered only a drop in that big wide ocean. I request the readers to take a plunge into this ocean too. But jump in only if you can swim or else just enjoy sunbathing near the shore.



  1. ena koduma ithu...nagudapandigala

  2. ROFL

    Where is my saree and silicon valley was too good.

    Please come up with a part-2 of this post


  3. lol tharmar..nalla velai veshti

  4. saree matum dhana?? veshti pathi u din write???


    btw, mummy saree??? koduma model... and hope style sooper appu...

    Very funny post :)

  5. shreya caught the main attraction :P...dint know all this..illana to u got most guys attention with the saree methods now :P..


  6. and yes...u rocked it once again lol :P..


  7. amnesia nd silicon valley was fun :p

    "Saree" is the only reason behind India's huge population.

    hehe hw true nd u rock bro! :p

    amnesia types user friendly fr women :p nd used when they r in a hurry

    tickled my funny bone :P lol

  8. ahem aham. I leave without comments! rotfl

  9. It is elegant and very classy...I love seeing Indian women in Saree's I want one myself! then I will snap a pic for you to put up there and I can be apart of your blog!!! '


  10. hahaa... really funny.

    nice post!
    keep writing!

  11. i have been researching this for long man... u seem to have stolen my results...

  12. Haha ROTFL! Dont u worry, the humor quotient is very much back with this post :)

  13. I could see the male side of a women thing.. Different perspective and funny of course!! .. keep going chris

  14. @Chriz
    Very amusing indeed.
    But I beg to differ as far as the popularity of 'Where is my saree?' style in Kerala is used to be popular decades back....not now...

  15. over range.. where is my saree? was too good.. kalakureenga anathey..
    veshtiya kalaikadheenga....

  16. "When you eat a chocolate in front of a little child without giving it to the child, how would the child feel?"..hahaha... sariya sonnenga thala!!!!

  17. ha ha!! :P U seem to hav done a Phd on sarees huh! :D

  18. hahah
    Rnd or wat :P:P..

    hide n seek tech...ehhehe

  19. Excellent Chris ! ;)

    Can i count article#1 for our site? :)

  20. loved it bro...totally....hail sarees!!

  21. lol @ due to lack of funds, the saree is forgotten

    Haha! Hilarious post!

  22. Adengappa Superb description and write-up. Too good. Knowing such descriptions on sarees frm a guy point of view-- Oh don't ask.....

  23. Only you can come up with such theories..:-)imaginative

  24. damn good post- imaginative and witty!...never thought that a sari cud involve so much of indepth analysis;)

  25. candid write up !

    trust me all of us men.. I mean the ones on the sub continent; love to see a lady in saree than in a pair of jeans...

    though very few of us admit it !

  26. ha.. ha... Finally I read it !! Nice !! you forgot the half saree..

  27. Only you can come up with posts like this!!!!v

    ROFL!!!! :D

  28. LMAO.. :D :D

    I'm upset that shreya photo was so small.

  29. hey you have received an award here. please collect it

  30. Hi, I have been following your blog for a long time , but have never commented since you are so good that I never have anything to add.
    I just saw that you have been nominated in one of the categories for indibloggies awards.

  31. Lolz...awesome..Amnesia was awesome!! :P
    Ileana is one hope that went unrealistic indeed!! Hmm..

  32. Wow.......this is outstanding...i was keenly intu ur post....


  33. Lolz lolz and a few more lolz :) man where on earth u gt these ideas to write on... Hehe totally enjoyed reading it.

  34. haa

    There are many more in the list !

    One of them being the already stitched ones claiming "who shall do so much work of wrapping it around the waist, I might as well just buy this piece"

    Fabulous piece of writing !
    your innocence grew with age :P

    mine too ;)


  35. Man...u think!
    Awesome post, pat on your back for your sense of humour :)


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