Being Aishwariya Rai

Aishwariya Rai in a saree which you can bid on at the Viva Calcutta Gala

Aishwariya Rai in a saree which you can bid on at the Viva Calcutta Gala

A Sabyasachi Saree worn by Aishwariya Rai – yours to bid on for children’s education

Aishwariya Rai: She’s been called one of the most beautiful women in the world by none other than Oprah and Bollywood fans would love to experience a bit of her life. Well, here’s a chance to actually wear one of her sarees, designed by the hottest fashion designer Sabyasachi. She wore this gorgeous black Matka saree at Cannes. It has amazing vintage hand-embroidered details and a tulle skirt,  inspired by the Old Muslim Gharanas of Hyderabad.

Yes, you can actually take this saree home! It’s one of the many one-of-a-kind luxe items at the Viva Calcutta Gala in New York on October 13, which includes tickets to the NY Jets game, air tickets to India via Air India, a cricket bat signed by Saurav Ganguly and a wonderful sketch especially done for this Calcutta themed gala by the noted artist Jogen Chowdhury who lives in Shantiniketan.


Appropriately enough it’s all happening at Viva Calcutta in New York, where the vibes of Calcutta are being evoked in an evening dedicated to this vibrant city.

All details at Children’s Hope India

Sketch by Jogen Chowdhury

Jogen Chowdhury

Enjoy the following interviews with Jogen Chowdhury and see how he does his sketches.


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Lavina Melwani is a New York-based journalist who writes for several international publications. [email protected] & @lassiwithlavina Sign up for the free newsletter to get your dose of Lassi!

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