“I Am My Own Woman”~~Ethnikyarn X Gupshup Avenue

“I am a woman phenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me” -Maya Angelou

Women don’t realise the powers they have.They underestimate themselves and often a hidden talent remains hidden forever.

To be honest i was no different until one day, when i became “My own complete Woman”.We all have some or the other talent which no one else has but the lack of confidence and self belief acts as a barrier for many.I have seen my grandmothers and Aunts and so many other people who were great poets,singers,painters…But their talent remained hidden always due to lack of exposure and confidence

But we are modern day women.From the very beginning we are taught to be a “Doshobhuja” just like the goddess of strength and power Durga.We know how to cook,work,paint,sing and what not.We women have multiple roles in our lives.For instance I am a Doctor by profession,a blogger by passion,a singer by heart,a loving daughter,a caring girlfriend and a trustworthy friend.This is how we are.Modern yet extremely traditional.We love all that jazz and rock music but a rabindransangeet can never fail to give us immense pleasure and satisfaction(Bengali genes you know ),We plan like crazy for New Years Eve party but we are equally excited to sport a “Dhakai jamdaani” for “Baangla Noboborsho” (Bengali New Year). We love our jeans and crop tops but on any special occasion the first thing we reach out to is a beautiful traditional saree.

So this year on International womens day i was more than delighted to collaborate with EthnikYarn where Kasturi perfectly blends in the traditional with the contemporary to create beautiful sarees,scarves,crop tops etc.ethniK yarn is about the woven beauty and magnificence of India! It focuses on the unknown artisans whose yarn spin a celebration of the human spirit.

I picked up two sarees from Ethnikyarns collection.One was an extremely conventional and authentic” Kantha stitch silk” saree.Kantha is a form of embroidery often practised by rural women. The traditional form of Kantha embroidery was done with soft dhotis and saris, with a simple running stitch along the edges. Depending on the use of the finished product they were known as Lepkantha or Sujni Kantha.A Kantha saree is perfect for typical bengali occasions like Bengali New Year ,Durga Puja or any such occasions.Kantha holds our heritage and culture and every time i wear a Kantha stitch i feel extremely proud.




On the other hand the second saree i wore was extremely comfortable and modern perfect for working women.The saree was enough to brighten up my look and i didn’t need to accessorise a bit and the saree alone did all the talking.It is a beautiful hand loom cotton and linen blend saree,Totally my type.The tow tone texture of the saree comes from dyeing the yarn before weaving.The “Pallu” on the other hand has this jaamdani design with a modern touch to it.This is the saree i would reach for if i need to attend a professional meeting or on a Lunch date with friends.



Yes,I am a modern woman but deeply attached to my roots and Ethnikyarn brought that out perfectly

You can have a look at their Facebook page here.I am sure you will fall in love with the collection.

A very Happy International womens Day to all of you.Dont let the power within you disappear ,show it to the world,Show the world what you are capable of,Be your own woman,


Much much love


Saree- Ethnikyarn

Gold neckpiece- Borrowed from my mother

Photography- Darshana Banthia

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3 Responses

  1. Divya Thapa says:

    Wow! You look great.

  2. Kinkinee Kinkinee says:

    Thank you divya di

  3. sushmita says:

    There is a connection btwn bengalis and sarees .. you looking beautiful and cute too

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