Geetha Balsara on her saree and casual avatars

everyday style, fashion

 

“I love wearing saris. Thanks to this 6-yard love of mine, my wardrobe consists of saris from practically every Indian state. When in a sari I sense elegance, and sub-consciously grace is infused in the way I carry myself. Having been a Tanpura accompanist to Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia ji, I have had a myriad opportunities to flaunt my collection on stage. “
“Comfort takes precedence over vanity, especially on vacation. Palazzos, a shirt over patiala salwars, harem pants, flowing skirts or even a churidar-kurta, are what go with me on a holiday. I must add here, despite being a plus size, I’ve never shied away from creating my own style quotient.”
(With over 2 decades of an advertising background, Geetha chose to follow her passion and explore the space of artiste management and event planning. Her close proximity to classical musicians opened new doors and she was approached to organise corporate shows. She has worked closely with Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia ji, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma ji, Shubha Mudgal ji, Pt. Ajay Pohankar ji, Sonu Nigam ji, Shankar Mahadevan ji, and a few others. Geetha is also a writer and has co-authored a book wherein she’s written English synopsis for the 101 poems originally written in Hindi. Besides writing sleeve notes for over 200 classical music albums for Saregama (hmv), she has recently edited a soon to be launched book for a first time author.)
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