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The Calcuttan’s Way Of Living by Sneha Banerjee

Hello, Kolkatans! Today we’re here to talk about our very own city, where we live and dream-Kolkata! We may be slow-paced in our approach towards life and work, but come on, that is our individuality and it’s highly unlikely this demeanour of Kolkata will ever change!

One thing that we can say without batting an eyelid is that our city boasts of a rich and varied culture of its own and has enhanced and enriched it with each passing decade by embracing the culture from India, and the world over. While we have advanced ourselves and bettered our traditional crafts, we have also adopted food and fashion from various places and have  got nothing but better with time! The city of Tagore is prominently known for its traditional drapes and exquisitely beautiful weaves originating from the outskirts of Bengal. With time, we, the ardent saree lovers, have made it possible to inculcate in Kolkata,  a plethora of different kinds of weaves from all over India.  From the dazzling Kanjeevarams of Tamil Nadu to the chic Bomkai’s of Odisha, we have welcomed them all and have gone gaga over them decade after decade.

 A new and gorgeous addition to the existing vast range of sarees, recently, has been the Linen sarees, which have become a fashion rage among youngsters and the elderly, alike.  Each of these sarees is meticulously well-crafted and hence, time-consuming  but the end product is worth raving about. Reasons why they’re so convenient to carry and are fast moving off the shelves of saree retailers are that the fabric is extremely soft and sweat absorbent.  They make  for an impressive attire,  be it for your workplace or a party with friends. They are weaved with utmost care in parts of Bengal such as Kalna, Fulia and Shantipur. Although a little heavy on the pocket, their moisture, and heat-absorbing quality more than make up for it.  Linen is one of those fabrics that does not stretch or wear-off easily.  All in all, these gorgeous and lightweight drapes are the ones you need to look out for, as they are really comfy wears for the Indian summers and the scorching heat.

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