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#31 Dec 6th, 2005, 03:04
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If I am correct, sari polishing refers to the polishing of the gold threadwork ("zari") on the sari border and pallu. Sometimes the zari becomes dull or tarnished if the quality is not very good, and I think that's when the sari may be sent for "polishing"...guess they make the zari shiny again somehow.
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I've wondered too about that. You see it all over
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Thanks for explaining that, Auntyji. I guess they must have *very* small scrubbing brushes.

OK everyone, its your turn now. All those digital cameras out there: I'm sure you've got at least *one* weird photo of India that you'd like to share with us...
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Sari polishing again...

someone told me it was what they do to saris that have a crepe (whoa! isn't that a pancake? Not sure what I mean) texture that would be entirely lost if cleaned and ironed normally.

I'm sure Auntyji is the authority here!
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Originally Posted by Nick-H Sari polishing again...

someone told me it was what they do to saris that have a crepe (whoa! isn't that a pancake? Not sure what I mean) texture that would be entirely lost if cleaned and ironed normally.
This is what I found when I looked up the word - "CrÍpe (also crape) is a type of woven or knitted fabric with a wrinkled surface. Thin crÍpe is called crÍpe de Chine ("Chinese crÍpe")".

I think you can't wash some fabrics with a crinkly texture because the crinkles would be washed/ironed out. So I guess they have to be dry-cleaned.
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I think Sari polishing is the same as 'finishing'...sarees are cleaned and then wrapped around a.... (pole?) to straighten and smooth them until they are crispy (I've seen them being left out in the sun - they look like new bolts of fabric.
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What's your sign?

Just what I always wanted...a place where my fans could adore me (!). Bangalore at St Mary's Basilica.
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The weirdest sign, continued

Dr Raja's travelling snake oil ayurvedic old-fashioned medicine show has a cure for what ails ye! Including "sex before marriage"!
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The weirdest sign

If you turn my pack upside down after a month's travelling, this sign becomes quite accurate. Be afraid...be very afraid.
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Originally Posted by sirensongs Dr Raja's travelling snake oil ayurvedic old-fashioned medicine show has a cure for what ails ye! Including "sex before marriage"!
I see there's also a cure for diabitese!!

I wish I could see them all..........and there's also a cure for "foul bleaching"???
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Dr Raj's Medicine Show

EVERY DISEASE IS CURED AT SHREE SWAMI SAMARTH AYURVEDIC CAMP LIKE LATE MARRIAGE SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE OR IMPROPER SEX ORGAN FOR ANY OTHER REASON OR BURNING SENSATION INPASSING URINE SEX WEKNESS QUICK DISCHARGE FOUL BLEACHING (???) ALL DESEASES ARE CURED. IMPROPER MENSTRUATION OR NO MENSTRUATION OR LATE MENSTRUATION (pause to catch your breath!) WHITE DISCHARGE OR BACK PAIN, UNHEALTHINE - NESS. ACIDITY, DIABITESE, BLOOD DESEASE, HEART PAIN LIVER PAIN OR WEAK LIVER PROBELM LICORIA.
Shoot, I should have made him get up so I could get the whole thing. What is "Dealness"?

btw, this was in Pune last March 2005.
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Originally Posted by sirensongs If you turn my pack upside down after a month's travelling, this sign becomes quite accurate. Be afraid...be very afraid.
Beware of Your Personal Belongings: we should all take that to heart !!

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Originally Posted by PRIYA I see there's also a cure for diabitese!!

I wish I could see them all..........and there's also a cure for "foul bleaching"???
must be "foul belching", probably something that happens after engaging in SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE.
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pondicherry children's park

I'm not sure how readable this is, but the sign between santa and the boy in crutches reads:

Before crossing the road if you don't look left and right!
"There will be nothing left to be right for you."
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