In India churidar is worn in the house or going out to visit religions
this is described as a long shirt and the bottoms are like baggy
trousers. Seventy Percent of the family will wear a churidar it will
really often depend on how westernised your family is.
Anyone can were a salwaar suit but mostly Indian ladies will wear
salwaar suits at home and for going out. A salwaar suit is described as
a long dress and also a trouser style version. The trouser suit can be
baggy or tight fitted.
There are different types of fabrics, which you can buy from
Indian shops. You can buy very expense saris, which are royal silk or
just silk. You can also buy cotton, satin and velvet versions.
All saris will contain a blouse and also an underskirt. This underskirt
is worn under the sari and you can wrap the sari around the underskirt
Lengha are normally worn on different functions such as weddings,
birthday parties, anniversaries etc. Lengha are also worn by the bride
on her wedding day when she will choose to wear gold/red or dark red
with matching shoes and hair accessories. Lengha is described as a
short top and a long skirt which will come to your feet and and is
often accompanied by a scarf for the finishing touch. You can wear the
scarf around your neck, or on the side but for the bride she should
wear the scarf on her head, which represents respect to the whole
Coloured shawls are very popular in India and in Britain. Most
of the shawls will come from India. They are normally hand made or
sometimes manufactured with lots of different threads being used to
produce the garment.
Indian music is very popular all over the world and
there are lots of different types of music that you can purchase from
Indian shops and even from HMV stores around the UK. Most of the Indian
records, cassettes and DVD's are shipped from abroad. There are so many
popular intelligent directors, and singers with talent and lovely sharp
voices who will take your breath away.
There are so many different types of music that you can
purchase such as ghazals, classical, bhangra, instrumental, remix,
oldies, marriage songs and many more. The majority of people will
prefer to buy classical and old songs because it takes then back to
their childhood. As time goes on there are so many new artists and
young and old DJ's who will bring the music back to life.
Information kindly supplied by Krishna Devi from Wolverhampton