Go For Gold

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Just a while ago, the opening ceremony concluded and, if like us you were watching the ceremony, chances are you got more than just a wee excited when the Indian contingent marched on by.

The Olympics are officially underway and we wish the Indian team the very, very best! Do us proud Team India!

P.S: Know what will be a perfect accessory to these uniforms? A bit of Gold!

Indian Contingent at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games


Indian Contingent At the Opening Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games

Photo Credit: Daylife

47 COMMENTS

  1. Most of the non-Indian’s loved the yellow sari’s, but most of the Indian’s criticized the choice as usual. (I read twitter comments from people around the world)




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  2. I was totally taken by the dresses worn by the girls holding the names of the country walking before contingent. Love the faces design/print and the thoughtfulness behind it.

    Now if only someone had a better picture of that :)




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  3. People! This is a great sari, & i don´t see what is there not to like. The color is like a sunshine, helps the team stands out. India is known for vibrant colors, & i think people should just need to chill & embrace it.




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      • i agree!! beautiful color and summery..hence it’s a good choice of color for the summer Olympics..people should learn to take chill pills every now and then.




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        • Sorry i disagree, not saying theres anything wrong with wearing colourful and cheery but the sarees could have been better than these, why not go handloom in cotton or silk then? That would have looked better. I didn’t think usa or uk’s outfits were amazing either but at least they had the big designers behind them thats all. We all want india to look their very best obviously….




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  4. Love the saris! LOVE. Amidst all the fancy costumes, this stood out..the entire contingent looked great! Go Team India!!




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  5. Who was the big designer name behind these ordinary looking sarees? Uk and the usa had stella mccartney and ralph lauren doing theirs, india should have got sabyasachi, he would have come up with something more classy looking than these.




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    • I think uk and usa athletes were the worst dressed..their outfits were puke worthy..they are athletes, not models or actors…no designer needs to dress them…our contingent looked vibrant.




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    • Ralph Lauren got the uniforms made in China, so all the US athletes are wearing Chinese clothes. How shameful!
      I would rather wear simple clothes made at home when representing your country. These sarees are very graceful.




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    • So agree with all the rest here. We certainly do not need designer clothes here. That money is better spent on their sports gear and what not than designer wear.




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    • Considering the ‘big’ designers were universally panned by their countries I don’t think they were a good idea in the first place. And while I like Sabyasachi’s wedding styling I really really wouldn’t want him anywhere the olympics outfits.They would all be carrying lanterns or something.

      India is honestly in the top 5 of the olympics fashion because it’s simple, understated, definitely classy, not tacky or gaudy and stands out because of the colour. Russia, germany, spain, Great Britain all failed so badly that India’s outfits look perfect.




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  6. The sarees are very nice. I don’t know why they have to wear or carry black blazers with the saree though.

    All the best to the Indian team. Do us proud!




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  7. Oh these saris are so lovely upclose…on TV all i could see in a split second was see of yellow pagris which didnt fit…
    I think one of the best part of Olympic opening ceremony is athelete parade with their vibrant dresses…Loved the Kaftans Irani girls wore…and Italian team was all suited up in Armani…




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  8. Seriously?? You don’t have to ‘put’ your 2 cents at every freaking thing!!! They look really good–just chill and let them do their thing!




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  9. Who cares about their clothes! I want to see some real outcomes. By the way the girl in red “the controversial one” spoiled the picture.




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  10. It is absolutely despicable that all the men were made to where pagris. It is like making all the women wearing burkas. It should have been optional. This has cultural significance, unlike the boret, which is a fashion statement.




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      • Pagris are a part of Indian culture just as sarees are. Yes, both outfits have cultural significance, but are worn by people of all religions. I don’t understand the logic behind calling it “despicable”




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        • Sorry but Pagris cannot be equated to sarees. Your line of argument of it being associated with all religions/regions in India is not a fact. In some south Indian hindu culture, it is wrong to wear anything covering your head (applicable to both men & women).




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          • pagris=saris. women in punjabi sikh culture don’t wear saris…muslim women wear burkas. there is no way to please the whole india.
            plus some people will complain no matter what!!




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        • doesn’t look like anyone was forced to wear pagris, by the look on thei faces, however the indian delegation looking like a bright yellow bharat procession is a different story. Why yellow?! and why not colors of the flag?! or just simple white handloom which would really bring the tradtion home. India REPRESENT!
          and I am extremely pleased that there was no big name designer behind the indian delegations choice of wardrobe.




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    • Forced to wear? Are you serious? If there is any one who is religiously offened, they wouldn’t have wore it..

      There is no religious or such thing…i beleive its to show some uniqueness and unity at a country level..Lets leave it at that! Already have enough issues to deal with :)




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  11. a little too bright but our ladies looked lovely in them, wow! look at Sania, beautiful as ever.The girl in the red shirt is from bangalore, a dancer at the opening ceremony, got wrongly carried away and joined the contingent, from bangalore, stays in the neighbourhood




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  12. @annie: Yes different religions. Different cultural significance within different regions. It is imperative that they do give same accommodation/respect to the majority Hindus too. After all, no one will dare force some one to lose her burkas just to be in sync with the others from India.




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  13. one big yawn. we are such a diverse culture, that just putting women in sari’s is simplistic. the guys are all in suits, i bet one of those girls could have rocked a dress, all of them could have something different to represent culture-wise.
    these people deserve better than sulfur horribleness.




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  14. Well I love all the argument over india’s choice of wardrobe here. Next Olympics just have them poll the HHC readers if they want to do it right!




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