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Remember when I said I take bad pictures, I wasn't kidding, which is why I don't have useable ones of my 1st and 3rd pic here of the Uttar Pradesh weaves and have to use close-ups (and the 1st one is not even me!, it's the model who convinced me to buy the saree). Here's to hoping my Banarasi Katan Silk saves the post. Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, Benares/Banarasi, Brocades, Mughal, Zari (pure gold), they are all intertwined in the tales of the Banarasi. So magnificent it was, the attire of the Gods mentioned in the Rig Vedas is likened to the embellished zari work of the Banarasi. The Mughal emperors walked with pure gold brocades and adorned their palaces as well with these work of art. My saree here though has none of these because the embellished one is waiting to be handpicked πŸ˜„ Katan is a plain woven fabric with pure silk as is mine and its light weight. My 1st pic is of the same state but of a different variety, the Benares dupion silk. Dupion silk give a stubbed knobbly kinda texture which comes from reeling silk off cocoons that are joined together. Rough a little on the surface but light. And look at the color of this one! It got me at Ganga-Jamuna. My 3rd pic here is the one and only Chikankari embroidery of Lucknow, known to have come from Nur Jehan herself. It has now grown to many varieties of colors and styles from what used to be white on white embroidery, the base fabric being muslin! All in all UP holds some very historic handlooms and let's see if we get a glimpse of some of it in the Global Indian Festival happening tomorrow right here in Midvalley KL πŸ˜€ #ascgif17 #gif17 And I must say this, PHEW!

Scroll down on my page for posts around GIF2017 for the other Kullu Shawl designs πŸ˜€

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HIMACHAL PRADESH!!! My heart stopped here! STUNNED I asked nervously, 'kullu shawls' He nodded and I became delirious. Only my bestie would know what I uttered next! 2 years! I tried to source these famed Kullu Shawls for 2 years!! And there they were in front of me in my city in all sizes shapes colors and patterns. Right here in KL!!! πŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’š #ascgif17 #gif17 #midvalley #kualalumpur #himachal #kullu #shawls

"If we deny people sufficient, nutritious food, we deny them everything"

Reflecting on an amazing weekend at #GIF17 bringing together medicine, economics,Β  sustainability, tech and design thinking to discuss our global health issues and workshop solution!
It got me thinking about health tech,Β the need for a circular economy, planetarian health, and my one true obsession...food! #foodsystems #foodsustainability #foodwaste #ncds
Check out @globideas and MelbourniansΒ add it to your conference list for next year!
#global health #foodrevolution #unimelb #food #sustainability #ncdfree #foodpolicy #healthtech #planetarianhealth #changefood #inspired

I had the most amazing weekend ever at #GIF17 thanks to the Global Ideas team. Can't wait to be involved next year!

Went back to uni this weekend for the Global Ideas Forum where we explored how we might
- secure food supply to 9 billion people by 2050 🌽
- minimise/redirect waste to improve environmental and population health β™»
- give everyone in the world access to health care, and the role technology may play in this πŸ₯πŸ–±
- reduce the health impacts of climate change β˜‰

BIG, seemingly intractable issues. But we can all do something, little or big, to improve this world, and there's power when you bring your passions and talents together in action with like-minded people πŸ’ͺ "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

#GIF17 is done and dusted for another year, and we leave tired yet inspired! We talked health equity and circular economies and tech and big data and food security and conflict and systems change and a million other things, and it was as brilliant as ever! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ Big thanks to the @globideas team πŸŒπŸŒ±πŸ’‰πŸ’»βœŠπŸ½
#globalideas #publichealth #globalhealth #MPH #melbourne #unimelb #tiredbutinspired

Feel blessed to have been part of the global ideas forum #GIF17 with these lovely ladies! We learned how to better treat our environment & how to advocate for a cleaner and more sustainable Earth. Till next year πŸ’šπŸŒπŸŒžβ˜˜οΈ

That's a wrap! Thanks one and all for a wonderful #gif17 😁😁😁 #globalideas #forum #publichealth #globalhealth #health #2017 #forwardthinking

Former high court justice, Michael Kirby closing out #gif17 😱😊 #gif17 #globalideas #health #publichealth #globalhealth #humanrights

"We cannot subscribe to the idea that all media needs to be balanced. Giving climate science and denial the same air time does not adequately represent what's going on globally right now" - Hilary Bambrick #gif17 #globalideas #climatechange #climatescience #climatechangeisreal #health #globalhealth #publichealth

Woman up! All star female panel @globideas talking climate and health at #GIF17! @ameliamoulis

Front and Senator with Greens Leader Di Natale #gif17 #globalhealth

My followers will probably be surprised: I've had **two** excellent vegetarian lunches during this conference weekend 😁 #GIF17 #KayaCatering

Workshopping with like-minded people is where innovation really happens #gif17 #globalideas #globalhealth #publichealth #health #innovation

Laughter therapy with Mahes Karrupiah-Quillen. Brilliant non-caffeinated way to start the morning πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #gif17 #globalideas #laughtertherapy #laughter #therapy #globalhealth #publichealth

Some of the comms team BTS. Got a question in a keynote? Tweet us or use the global ideas app! #gif17 #globalideas

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