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Piece Of White

Veshti

The PM inhabited the veshti’s perfect, protean balance—both quotidian attire and stylish formalwear

Veshti
Veshti
outlookindia.com
2019-10-26T09:51:31+05:30

Starring

  • Narendra Modi
  • Jayaram Subramaniam
  • P. Chidambaram
  • Kamal Haasan
  • Rajinikanth
  • Venkaiah  Naidu
  • M.G.  Ramachandran
  • Aaditya  Thackeray

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Unsung because of its unaffecting plainness—worn staidly in its crisp formality or as a raiment for the hurly-burly, fit to be folded up in a flash to aid mobility, the veshti, it will be agreed, is primarily a workaday affair. When Narendra Modi, clad in a veshti and white shirt, showed Chinese President Xi Jinping around Mamallapuram, he also showcased the white wraparound cotton apparel that had been a staple dress for South Indian men.

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