This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.
People and Places
 

------------------------------------------------

 
- Talking about Christmas

------------------------------------------------

 
- Saris

------------------------------------------------

 
- Tango

------------------------------------------------

 
- Barrington Irving Junior

saris

In this editon, we find out what women in India think about the modernisation of their traditional dress - the sari.

We hear how the traditional sari has been adapted for high-powered business women and for women who want to show off their fit bodies after working out for hours in the gym! But the more traditional styles are still greatly admired.

Listen


Vocabulary from the programme

a garment
a piece of clothing

an outfit
a set of clothes

attire
formal clothes

'in a corporate set up'
in a business environment

convenient, practical
useful

sexual, seductive, sensual and alluring
all these mean 'sexy'



Extras
download scriptProgramme script (pdf - 20 K)
download audioDownload this programme (mp3 - 1.8 MB)

Read more about saris*

* The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites
^^ Back to top Watch and Listen