sampradaa | Sampradaa | That’s my morning chai along with my daughter’s inhaler (last morning)
Autumn mornings & a nip of cold, the swirling smoke of warm tea tracing memories in the air. A rare delight, it was not. Delight is when you are happy but now the pleasant memories of autumn morning are safe somewhere in the past. A day off from school because the air is unsafe to “ Breathe” , was the last reason imaginable. Yet we live in a world stranger than Orwell’s 1984. Now we look at autumn morning form behind glass doors with green plants and air-purifiers adding freshness to the room.

The other day my daughter had breathing trouble in class and her classmate was quick to share her inhaler. I was shocked! Not At the quick thinking of child  to offer inhaler( offering first-aid knowing we do not share inhalers ) but at how the world has evolved from once sharing pencils and lunches, to this generation sharing “inhalers”. Now , the school checklist each morning is inhaler and mask, followed by water, lunch, books & RFID. The school doesn’t allow sharing food due to health issues, I do not allow re-filling water bottle outside due to NDM 1 scare in water supply and the government doesn’t want us to Breathe due to polluted air. “Vote- seekers” (politicians) call Delhi “gas-chamber” as though they will win empathy of citizens. Those in places to bring change have left it to citizens to do the needful.

Writing slogans, car-pool, online petitions can hardly put a dent in the bigger problem.

A problem that governments of various states can easily work-out together and resolve, after all it’s the lives at stake.

Innovative techniques to reduce farm stubble have to be used. Also alternate crop like maize should be grown, instead of paddy , that leaves such stubble and lowers ground water reserves...
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That’s my morning chai along with my daughter’s inhaler (last morning) Autumn mornings & a nip of cold, the swirling smoke of warm tea tracing memories in the air. A rare delight, it was not. Delight is when you are happy but now the pleasant memories of autumn morning are safe somewhere in the past. A day off from school because the air is unsafe to “ Breathe” , was the last reason imaginable. Yet we live in a world stranger than Orwell’s 1984. Now we look at autumn morning form behind glass doors with green plants and air-purifiers adding freshness to the room. The other day my daughter had breathing trouble in class and her classmate was quick to share her inhaler. I was shocked! Not At the quick thinking of child to offer inhaler( offering first-aid knowing we do not share inhalers ) but at how the world has evolved from once sharing pencils and lunches, to this generation sharing “inhalers”. Now , the school checklist each morning is inhaler and mask, followed by water, lunch, books & RFID. The school doesn’t allow sharing food due to health issues, I do not allow re-filling water bottle outside due to NDM 1 scare in water supply and the government doesn’t want us to Breathe due to polluted air. “Vote- seekers” (politicians) call Delhi “gas-chamber” as though they will win empathy of citizens. Those in places to bring change have left it to citizens to do the needful. Writing slogans, car-pool, online petitions can hardly put a dent in the bigger problem. A problem that governments of various states can easily work-out together and resolve, after all it’s the lives at stake. Innovative techniques to reduce farm stubble have to be used. Also alternate crop like maize should be grown, instead of paddy , that leaves such stubble and lowers ground water reserves... . . To read more visit www.ngoexpress.com or www.nehapratap.wordpress.com

sampradaa | Sampradaa | Chikankari saree with appliqué work on border. The saree has traditional paisley motifs on pallu with intricate chikankari and murti work. The border has appliqué work and chikankari.
Blouse has embroidery for sleeves (photo at the end)
Single piece 
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Chikankari saree with appliqué work on border. The saree has traditional paisley motifs on pallu with intricate chikankari and murti work. The border has appliqué work and chikankari. Blouse has embroidery for sleeves (photo at the end) Single piece Rs 4200 (free shipping in India) DM for order . . . . . . .

sampradaa | Sampradaa | So we were able to get some pics of the lovely Naghma Sahar wearing a tussar-ghicha silk saree on her show #humlog.
The topic was growing numbers of Hindi learners esp. outside of India.
This was an enriching show (tune  into humlog to catch her with discussions on many  relevant burning issues)
I particularly enjoyed this episode on Hindi as making my daughter learn hindi has been a struggle. Though she has been passionate and didn’t give up despite given the option to learn a foreign language from nursery. 
It’s important to learn ones mother tongue to truly understand the cultural nuances .
Please visit the page of 
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#culture #sareepact#100sareepact #gratitude #lovemylife #lifeisbeautiful #iwearhandloom #saree #sareesunday #sareestyle #ethnicchic #journalism #journalist #sareeday #sareenotsorry #silksaree #ootd #potd #instastyle Instagram Photos | videos | post

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So we were able to get some pics of the lovely Naghma Sahar wearing a tussar-ghicha silk saree on her show The topic was growing numbers of Hindi learners esp. outside of India. This was an enriching show (tune into humlog to catch her with discussions on many relevant burning issues) I particularly enjoyed this episode on Hindi as making my daughter learn hindi has been a struggle. Though she has been passionate and didn’t give up despite given the option to learn a foreign language from nursery. It’s important to learn ones mother tongue to truly understand the cultural nuances . Please visit the page of . . . . . . .

sampradaa | Sampradaa | When one of our favourite journalist/anchor wears #sampradaa saree on air, that too on a favourite show “humlog”
For those who haven’t seen it ask your friends & family , or just tune into it on Sunday. Important issues are discussed on a talk show without hot - talks.
Please visit  @saharnaghma (@get_repost)
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Thank you @sampradaa for the beautiful silk saree. The feel of this silk is beautiful.. soft and light. On air capture sent by a viewer of #Humlog Instagram Photos | videos | post

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When one of our favourite journalist/anchor wears saree on air, that too on a favourite show “humlog” For those who haven’t seen it ask your friends & family , or just tune into it on Sunday. Important issues are discussed on a talk show without hot - talks. Please visit ( ・・・ Thank you for the beautiful silk saree. The feel of this silk is beautiful.. soft and light. On air capture sent by a viewer of

sampradaa | Sampradaa | Chanderi cotton white suit with khari print -white and golden hand block print. Comes with dupatta and bottom piece.
2.4 Mtr length of kurta 
2mtr bottom and 2.3 mtr dupatta 
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Chanderi cotton white suit with khari print -white and golden hand block print. Comes with dupatta and bottom piece. 2.4 Mtr length of kurta 2mtr bottom and 2.3 mtr dupatta Rs 2800 (& shipping) . . . . . .

sampradaa | Sampradaa | This Diwali season, my sister and I enjoyed going through (read as rummaging) our mother’s saree collection; we wore a couple of her sarees for festive evenings.

On last day of Diwali, I wore a Banarasi saree, which is over 35 years old and has been my favourite since childhood. The fragrance of real zari, along with the gleam and occasional dullness (when left unpolished for years, tucked away in dark corners of a box) are all part of the saree stories that live in crevices of memory.

As I took out this favourite red and green Banarasi saree to wear , I was amazed by the weight of this pure zari elegance. I looked at it in awe, as I reminisced my mother wearing it during pujas at home. The floodgates of involuntary memories opened and I remembered how beautiful my grandmother looked in her sarees — mostly crisp cottons for school , since she was a vice-principal. . . (Continue reading on www.nehapratap.wordpress.com) @prachipratap .
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This Diwali season, my sister and I enjoyed going through (read as rummaging) our mother’s saree collection; we wore a couple of her sarees for festive evenings. On last day of Diwali, I wore a Banarasi saree, which is over 35 years old and has been my favourite since childhood. The fragrance of real zari, along with the gleam and occasional dullness (when left unpolished for years, tucked away in dark corners of a box) are all part of the saree stories that live in crevices of memory. As I took out this favourite red and green Banarasi saree to wear , I was amazed by the weight of this pure zari elegance. I looked at it in awe, as I reminisced my mother wearing it during pujas at home. The floodgates of involuntary memories opened and I remembered how beautiful my grandmother looked in her sarees — mostly crisp cottons for school , since she was a vice-principal. . . (Continue reading on www.nehapratap.wordpress.com) . . .

sampradaa | Sampradaa | Rita looks stunning in this Banarasi silk-cotton saree by us.
Visit her page to read more.
#Repost @linernheels (@get_repost)
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Draped in Indian traditional silk craft, this beautiful collab with @sampradaa made me fell head over heels for their exquisite range of Banarasi cotton silk. A must try for saree lovers. .

#saree #sareelove #sareelover #fabulousindia #banarsisaree #plixxo #plixxobypopxo #plixxoinsider #styledome #ootd #sareelove #ootdindia #traditional #india #styletips #sareesunday #fashionblogger #sareepact #vogue Instagram Photos | videos | post

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Rita looks stunning in this Banarasi silk-cotton saree by us. Visit her page to read more. ( ・・・ Draped in Indian traditional silk craft, this beautiful collab with made me fell head over heels for their exquisite range of Banarasi cotton silk. A must try for saree lovers. .

sampradaa | Sampradaa | The play of colours in Indian ensembles are so intrinsic to the culture.
This green kurta fabric in chanderi silk-cotton blend paired with Banarasi cotton dupatta with zari work can brighten any day. (2piece set)
Rs2128 (&shipping extra)
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The play of colours in Indian ensembles are so intrinsic to the culture. This green kurta fabric in chanderi silk-cotton blend paired with Banarasi cotton dupatta with zari work can brighten any day. (2piece set) Rs2128 (&shipping extra) DM to order . . . .