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For the next time you decide to go dandiya dancing, get yourself one of these gorgeous mirror-work stitched ghagras that will swish and sway as you go round in circles. The vibrant blue and orange combination gives the skirt a festive appeal. We love the little dancers at the bottom!

Where: Gurjari, Dakshinapan

Price tag: Rs 2,410 for the ghagra-choli set



Add loads of cheer and zing to your outfit with these bright bangles. Thread or wooden, take your pick and be sure to buy them in dozens to wear with tunics, kurtis, denims or even a summery printed dress.

Where: Kamala, ICCR, Ho Chi Minh Sarani

Price tag: Rs 60 per dozen for thread bangles and Rs 30 per wooden bangle


It’s hard not to take an instant liking to this heavily-embroidered mirror-studded front-open jacket. Wear it over a crisp shirt or a long tunic, this ethnic jacket sure will be an attention-grabber.

Where: Gurjari, Dakshinapan

Price tag: Rs 550


When you dress ethnic, your footwear needs to be in sync. A pair of Rajasthani-style Kolhapuri chappals with embroidered floral designs is the perfect pick for a traditional-cum-cool look. You can bank on this stylish pair of flats to take you from day to evening.

Where: Kolhapuri Centre, Ballygunge Phari

Price tag: Rs 190



A fancy fabric fan to keep as a showpiece or to cool you down is a small but special way to flaunt your Indian-ness.

Where: Gurjari, Dakshinapan

Price tag: Rs 550


A pretty pink silk brocade stole to throw over a kurti or even a casual top. Feminine and sophisticated.

Where: Handloom House, Dakshinapan

Price tag: Rs 660


Start your day with a cup of Masala Tulsi Chai, which has a refreshing flavour. This organic brand of tea, which is a blend of spices with hand-picked tulsi leaves, is also soothing for the senses.

Where: Fab India, South City Mall

Price tag: Rs 84

Yes, we all have branded foreign bathing gels stacked in our bathrooms, but why not take a break from those to try a more nature-friendly Neem Aloe Vera soap or a Jasmine soap.

Where: Fab India, South City Mall

Price tag: Rs 58 (Aloe Vera), Rs 65 (Jasmine)

Round red bindis aka laal tip have forever enhanced a woman’s beauty and will always continue to do so. Every other Indian married woman keeps the auspicious kumkum in her dresser.

Where: The Royal Store, New Market

Price tag: Rs 6 each for the bindi and kumkum


Wrap yourself in this beautiful kalamkari sari in royal blue with red, green and yellow floral designs on the palla. It’s a light sari with plenty of hand-painted patterns in contrasting colours that give it an earthy touch. Save it for a traditional evening function.

Where: Fab India, South City Mall

Price tag: Rs 3,930



Saffron floor cushion made of bamboo placed on a lime green chatai mat can brighten up any room in your house. Plus, it is an obvious celebration of the colours of the national flag!

Where: Mother Earth, South City Mall

Price tag: Chatai: Rs 313, floor cushion: Rs 625




Shehnaz Hussain’s flower-based kajal stick containing almond and herbs is a traditional eye-darkener for the Indian beauty.

Where: Spencer’s, South City Mall

Price tag: Rs 210




The three elements of this ethno-chic piece of jewellery make it a real stunner — the dark brown thread chain, wooden paisley locket and cluster of colourful glass beads. It can be worn with Indian or fusion outfits and will stand out as a single accessory.

Where: Anokhi, Forum

Price tag: Rs 1,200





An easy-to-slip-into home wear is this vegetable-dyed cotton printed kaftan. The baggy sleeves and dainty prints make it a casual and comfortable gown to lounge around in.

Where: Anokhi, Forum

Price tag: Rs 830






Cotton Patiala pants in a cool blue and white print spell comfort and style like no other. Team these baggy pants with a plain white kurti and it can be a great day-wear outfit.

Where: Fab India, South City Mall

Price tag: Rs 690.








For those who like stones, this deep blue and matte gold stone-studded earring is a beautiful pair to wear with a heavy suit or even a sari. Its floral and tear-drop designs work well together.

Where: Anokhi, Forum

Price tag: Rs 2,250

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