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Ideas . . . Ideas!

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Janaki Jambunathan

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Why this dosas tried ? Last week there was a Food Tech exhibition in Tamukam grounds One of our friends a classmate of my son is in the நாெறுக்கு தீனி industry - employing 30 With high end machanised kitchen - He knows my flair for cooking and takes my tips to maintain the quality - taste - shelf life etc He is expanding the product range to frozen - pre cooked - instant etc This is one on the line to be in the market after standardization and pre launch survey It is intial first step - Try it in your kitchen and let me have your feed back and suggestions
 

krish44

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Food tasting is an excellent profession.

Tasters of tea are in high demand in assam tea gardens.

Tasting of indian snacks can also become a special niche area.

Increased mechanisation and bulk marketing call for special attention to taste for making a product successful.
 

Daksha Kumar

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The advantages I find in the new type of stitching.

1. Cotton comfort of the underskirt.

2. No bulge because of the first set of pleats.

3. No extra bump due to the 'thAr' portion which goes all the way back up to the hip!

4. Easy to wash and dry for 'madi' purpose; especially the first portion which can be dried using a shirt hanger. :cool:

5. Look as slim as possible. :)

6. Easier walking because of light attire. :thumb:
Very interesting,

2.how many pleats do you have I initially made 7 but now I feel better with 9

5. Itend to look really bulky, given the fact I am thin and tall.

6.walking is still a problem , going to try to push the kosuvam a bit deeper. And make 3 knots and tie.
 

Raji Ram

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I can make only four pleats, if it is a five and half meter saree. But now a days six meter sarees are available;

so I am able to make seven to eight pleats. A saree with double side border is necessary to make Easy madisAr.

But, those who are really orthodox, don't approve of my idea! :sad:
 

Daksha Kumar

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But, those who are really orthodox, don't approve of my idea! :sad:
I think the reason for that is because Madisar is seen as a part of a culture and it symbolises a married women and gives her an identity and I feel that is the reason they do not approve it.

My family also will not approve it under any circumstance, do I feel that is the reason.
 

Raji Ram

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Dear Daksha,

In olden days, ladies were NOT wearing panties and needed an all-in-one saree! The kachcham was like panties.

My idea is to simplify living and still have the traditional look! 'orE kallula reNdu mAngA' is what I like. :thumb:

Elders thought that the madisAr or panchakacham or dhOthi should be one piece ONLY, without any stitches.

Now, even for men, ready made panchus are being sold and many mAmAs are happy! :dance:

BTW, cut and stitch at the backside of a blouse was forbidden those days. We all know how many stitches some of

the modern blouses have! Picture courtesy: Google images.

 

Daksha Kumar

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Dear Daksha,

In olden days, ladies were NOT wearing panties and needed an all-in-one saree! The kachcham was like panties.

My idea is to simplify living and still have the traditional look! 'orE kallula reNdu mAngA' is what I like. :thumb:

Elders thought that the madisAr or panchakacham or dhOthi should be one piece ONLY, without any stitches.

Now, even for men, ready made panchus are being sold and many mAmAs are happy! :dance:

BTW, cut and stitch at the backside of a blouse was forbidden those days. We all know how many stitches some of

the modern blouses have! Picture courtesy: Google images.

They told me aswell that when a Madisar is properly worn there is no need for a blouse as well.

And my blouse covers me properly, there is no window at the back. ??

The sleeve runs almost my elbow

And there is only about 1 inch gap between my shoulder and neck.

So it covers me completely.

I know the stitched ones are easy to wear but I do not have that option.
 

tbs

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I can make only four pleats, if it is a five and half meter saree. But now a days six meter sarees are available;

so I am able to make seven to eight pleats. A saree with double side border is necessary to make Easy madisAr.

But, those who are really orthodox, don't approve of my idea! :sad:
hi

somebody pure agraharam madisar.....vadama madisar famous....madisar can diffine iyer/iyengar....iyengar madisar are different

so famous word....வடமால் கட்டு ...வாத்திமால் செட்டு ....மடிசார் பின்னாடி கோசம் நல்ல தெரியணும்....
 

Daksha Kumar

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Which is the best place to get kancheepuram Madisar. I have my kurai pudavai and 4 others, but because of my situation I need a few may around 10

Is there is a must that kurai pudavai must be in red, I have seen Brahmin brides with different colours. ??

The red kurai pudavai is very very expensive, mine is around 31,250 I think
 

Raji Ram

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Koorai pudavai in 'arakku' color (slightly darker than red) is traditional one but mambazham color with arakku border

and parrot green with arakku border are also today's favorites. :)
 

Raji Ram

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The cost of the silk saree depends on the weight of yarns used and the purity of zari used. Thinner sarees with artificial zari

might be cheaper. Better to visit a few shops and compare the prices and then buy.
 

Daksha Kumar

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Koorai pudavai in 'arakku' color (slightly darker than red) is traditional one but mambazham color with arakku border

and parrot green with arakku border are also today's favorites. :)
May be our family is a traditional, they wanted to stick to traditional arakku/ red
 

Daksha Kumar

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The cost of the silk saree depends on the weight of yarns used and the purity of zari used. Thinner sarees with artificial zari

might be cheaper. Better to visit a few shops and compare the prices and then buy.
I checked the sarees are around 850 grams plus and the zari is pure, I will try to upload the pics if I can
 

Daksha Kumar

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The cost of the silk saree depends on the weight of yarns used and the purity of zari used. Thinner sarees with artificial zari

might be cheaper. Better to visit a few shops and compare the prices and then buy.
I was wondering if I could get in touch with the whole seller they might be able to give a cheaper price, all are 12,000 plus
 

krish44

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I will give you an idea. I do not know if it will appeal.

Many donate silk sarees -including kanjeevarams to vaishnavite temple -triplicane parthasarathy temple is one.

After putting on Gods/Goddesses Long dhoties and nine yard sarees for a day or so , they auction it off at highly discounted price

Most temple priests / wivescollect their pick from it for daily use.

It gets sold for as low as 3 to 4 thousands.

Many find their way back to saree shops for sale as it is new mostly.

Even cotton ones are auctioned for a few hundreds

I found the same in kumbakonam temples.

I watched the proceedings at auctions in chennai and kumbakonam.

Something unusual in temples of tamilnadu
 
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Daksha Kumar

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I will give you an idea. I do not know if it will appeal.

Many donate silk sarees -including kanjeevarams to vaishnavite temple -triplicane parthasarathy temple is one.

After putting on Gods/Goddesses Long dhoties and nine yard sarees for a day or so , they auction it off at highly discounted price

Most temple priests / wivescollect their pick from it for daily use.

It gets sold for as low as 3 to 4 thousands.

Many find their way back to saree shops for sale as it is new mostly.

Even cotton ones are auctioned for a few hundreds

I found the same in kumbakonam temples.

I watched the proceedings at auctions in chennai and kumbakonam.

Something unusual in temples of tamilnadu
I am not sure about the idea of buying sarees that has been used in statutes at temples.

Must check though, also I must check the length though because some are 9 yards and some are 10 yards.
 
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