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Chennai Ponnu

First of all, ‘Ponnu’ means girl in tamil. Now that that’s cleared up, if you ask me how I know tamil, I have grown up in Chennai, and have seen most men here wearing “lungis” which are basically huge skirt like cloths, pleated and wrapped around a man’s waist.

This is something mostly only South-Indian men wear. Which is why, I thought of breaking all stereotypes and, now that I will be leaving this place for further studies, I thought of giving a tribute to the place I grew up in, and wear a lungi, but in a more feminine way.



I added as many chunky accessories as I could, because wearing a lungi, certainly did not make me feel delicate and dainty. I made the whole look androgynous, so the authenticity of the lungi, and the feminity of the outfit has equal focus.

It made me feel like an Indian goddess and a roadside rowdy at the same time!

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog, as much as I enjoyed posing for it.

Until next time…..STAY SASSY!

6 thoughts on “Chennai Ponnu Leave a comment

  1. Jesita you realy look like a chennai ka mavali gunda. Very cute. I like your cycle riksha and rikshawala. I love it


  2. Omgosh, this is by far my favourite. You should do these dedicated to something post quite often. It allows your creativity to flow more. I really enjoyed this as it gave me a back story to what your photos were about. I felt really engaged. X


  3. Chennai ponnu is looking very beautiful in this lungi and reading your blog is so interesting feel like reading and reading have a wonderful stay at Pune wishing you all the best mithu jessi


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