Day 65 #100sareepact This saree, a purple Mysore crepe with a generous silver/gold border and pallu, is proof of my mother’s impeccable taste and a favourite. Curiously enough I haven’t worn it a lot, always wanting to wait for the right occasion. A sophisticated evening out, perhaps?Well, I decided tonight was the night and attended the launch of the Kumaon Literary Festival draped in these gorgeous six yards. Before leaving for the event, I dropped in to show off a bit to my Amamma. Her look of absolute delight (she is quite the lover of clothes and jewellery) was worth the effort, but she turned up her nose at my neckpiece which is an old silk threadwork dug out from my mum-in-law’s collection. “Look, she’s wearing chakkai-kuru (jackfruit seeds) round her neck!,” Amamma called out to mum in a disparaging tone. I was of course in a giggling fit by then!