“As a person who has majored in Biotechnology, life has laid out a clear path ahead of me when it came to my career. Shortly after my masters, I enrolled for a doctoral fellowship and I hope to complete it soon. But the idea for a side hustle stemmed from my wedding of all the places.
It so happened that, on the day of my Muhurtham, there was a huge hassle with respect to my saree draping. Since marriages are some of the places where our tradition plays an important role, we were in a fix when it came to draping a 9 yard saree popularly called a madisar.
So when the lockdown struck down on all of us, I started to look up online for tutorials which would help me stitch 9-yard sarees in madisar style that would be easy to drape on. Since my mother is also a working woman, I started doing this for her and then, a few other close friends of mine reached out to ask if I would be interested in stitching for them.
And that is how ‘Readisar’ was born. In these unprecedented times, when people are pushed to conduct grand ceremonies far removed from parents and relatives, I thought this would be a nice way of helping them stay in tune with their tradition. I have stitched madisars for people from Singapore and other countries and I am happy knowing that I am helping them in a small way.
All of us always have some aspiration for our careers but when there is a hobby we have been nurturing, there is no harm in making it into a business as well. It might just be a welcome respite from a work schedule! I turned my necessity into a passion and I thank everyone from my mother to my dear husband for helping me make it possible.”