Other Challengers


shonali1 Shonali Karnik: Shonali strongly believes that education makes a person wise. Education prepares us to face the society, adapt new ways of living life, shapes our way of thinking, helps achieve our goals and benefit the mankind. It has no limits, it is endless and a continuous process and even in her midlife she still continues to take up different educational courses.Slowly and steadily it has turned into her hobby. She describes herself as a simple, humble and a benevolent person.It has helped her building relationships and made them stronger day by day.
niladri1 Niladri Devi Dasi: She is a housewife, mother of two, grew up in the countryside of West Virginia and loves wearing lehengas, sari, and punjabi suits. She tries to lead a simple live which is dedictaed to Lord Krishna.
shilpa1 Shilpa Bindlish:An MCA lecturer by profession and a lifestyle blogger by passion, Shilpa is self respecting and conscientious being with a zest for learning. She plans with creative foresight, dares to take calculated risks and seizes the moment. She loves writing for her well crafted lifestyle blog – Alive n Kicking that delves into beauty, health, fashion, food, shopping,parenthood, relationships & everything else that is essential to make life complete.
sarika1 Sarika Singh: Sarika is born and brought up in UP state of India with her 3 lovely sisters, then finished her Master’s degree in Science from Rajasthan. Later, she moved to Scotland with her husband and started a new career in childcare. She continued her education ( Childcare, Management and leadership) and career in England and had been promoted as Childcare Manager. Since last 2 years she is staying in Dubai with her husband and working as Principal at a British Nursery there. She is very passionate about children and their learnings as she believes that this is the only way to create a kind world for everyone. And this is how she got into innovation and creativity. She also enjoys listening music, dancing, driving and spending time with her friends.She took Dare2drape Challenge to explore her innovation with her favorite outfit ‘Saree’.
polina1 Polina Hargreaves: Polina is a professional Technician of Light Industry in Sewing Production, Fashion Designer, Seamstress and Embroiderer, originally from Russia, but currently lives with her family in Ireland. She became close with the Indian culture when she was just 5 years old, and since then she is associated with strong ties to this country. This relationship inspires her on various art projects that you can see on her website www.polinahargeaves.com (in Russian language): Indian fabrics, sarees, embroidery, dances, music, cinema, cooking and much more -all these are part of her life.
ananda1 Ananda K. Nunez: Ananda has lived in many places throughout her life, she is a curious soul who loves exploring places and human kind. She grew up in Mexico and was drawn to India for the first time in her mid-twenties, not only by a handsome man whom she later married, but also by its rich culture and mysticism. She settled in Bangalore, the country’s tech hub, to join the startup ecosystem with SignEasy which was selected to be a part of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Program, it has been featured by Apple App Store numerous times and the team which has grown exponentially continues to drive the product with innovation and excellence. She loves calling India her home and embraces the beauty of the culture from the spiritual inner teachings to the graceful traditional wear, the saree of course, topping the list.
Pooja Pooja Gupta: Pooja is a PR professional working with Wishbox Studio. She is a happy-go-lucky person and loves to travel. Her style quotient is- “wear whatever you feel comfortable in”. A big time foodie, she also enjoys shopping.
deepika Deepika Bhargava: Deepika is staying in pune from last 13 yrs and is basically from suncity- Jodhpur. A voice-over artist by profession & a networker for hobby. She loves to read, travel & get dressed up. Though loves all type of dresses but Indian is what she usually goes for & has extreme soft corner for Sarees.She loves to collect sarees from different regions.
Maitreni Maitreni Mishra: Maitreni is a fun loving free soul who is a techie by profession, a writer by heart and a blogger my choice. She is the creative head of the online fashion and lifestyle mag called thestylesymphony.com. A happy-go-lucky fashionista, she has an intrinsic taste for art and music as well. A stylista she is who loves to hum along her own symphony and take the world in her stride. Fashion for her is playing a showstopper rather than blindly following trends and ethnicity is what she explores with her own flair.
Sapna Agarwal: Sapna is a job consultant by profession, a dotting wife and mother of two small kids. By hobby, she is a lifestyle blogger who loves to write. Born and brought up in Delhi, she completed her education from there only and is currently residing in Ghaziabad.
Nidhi KM: Nidhi has worked with American Express as a Manager. She has over 11 years of experience in the domain of Marketing Campaign execution for both United States and Indian credit card Customers with expertise in Customer Relationship Management. She has received many rewards and recognitions for exceeding Organizational goals. After schooling from Bal Bharti Public School, Delhi, Nidhi did Mathematics honors from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University and Masters in Information and Technology from Institute of Technology and Science. She is a travel enthusiast and now she has moved towards her greater dream of setting up a travel based platform which starts with sharing her personal experiences at various places she has travelled. After a short stint as a travel blogger, Nidhi has started Viharin.com in February, 2014, which is a travel and hospitality experience platform that hosts first hand, original and authentic reviews and photographs of places travelled, hotels , resorts, themed parks or locations , events and restaurants across the globe. Nidhi is supported by her husband who is a Consultant Radiologist by profession and amateur photographer with special interest in wildlife.
Nancy Maheshwari: Nancy Maheshwari had worked in IT sector as a content writer and currently working as a freelancer. She loves to travel, watch movies and to write about it in her personal blog.
Yogita Joshi: A homemaker, mom of two years Big super naughty son, who keeps her on toes always. Passionate writer, just taken a step towards her passion with her blog- directingmydreams.blogspot.in. Just love wearing sarees as she feels saree is very elegantly sexy. She wants to recreate the beauty of saree in her way and wants the world to see, that’s why she took Dare2Drape Challenge :)
Priyanka Dey: Priyanka calls herself a Bengali living in Delhi. Born in Kolkata, she finds her roots in Bengali culture- be it literature, fashion or music and dance. Beauty for her is what you feel rather than how you look. You may reach her through her blog at www.priyankazneverland.blogspot.com.
Koyeli Chakraborty: A homemaker from West Bengal, India. Koyeli has completed her Master degree in Bengali literature. She loves to read, cook, sing and write. She describes herself as simple- natured but tough to judge! She started her journey of blogging three years back, in the year 2012. Her Lifestyle blog is ‘Glimpses of India with Koyeli’. Having so many friends in foreign countries, they keep on asking her about Indian culture, tourist spots etc. and hence, the idea of blogging about India tickled her mind. On 15th August 2012, she started her first blog about Indian Culture, tourist spots, authentic recipes, festivals and lifestyle of Indian people. After a successful journey, she felt that, there should be another blog only about foods and authenticate Indian cuisine. Then she started her food-blog ‘From the Kitchen of an Indian Home Maker’ on 15th August 2013.
Mandhir Adhikari Dr Mandira Adhikari: A Doctor by profession, a traveller and fashionista by passion. A full time physician whose love for fashion and travelling has made her a blogger. Blogging has given her immense opportunities to work with the brands she loves. Its through blogging only that she could become the brand Ambassador also of Triveni Sarees. Her blogs can be browsed on http://www.docdivatraveller.com/.
She is a mother and a wife too, so juggling her hospital with blogging and home is a tough choice. However she is living life to the fullest!
She feels sarees can be worn in a thousand of ways and that is the reason she took up the dare to drape challenge.
Veronika Sadomskaya : Veronika is a professional make-up artist, hairdresser and mehndi master, currently residing in Russia. She loves ethnic clothes with all her heart, especially sarees. She is also professional Bharatnatyam dancer, and is also teaching children and adults this amazing style of dance. Her life is deeply connected with India, where Veronika has spent a lot of time with her family. She is a married woman, and has two daughters, but still manages time for organizing different cultural ethnic programs like fashion shows, dance/make-up/mehndi competitions, and etc.
Vinnichenko Julia Valerievna :
Julia is a Ukrainian resident with pretty dreams. She likes to live a life with dancing & nice moments in pictures. Her hobbies include esoteric psychology & сonsultations in mutual relations between a man and woman. She is also engaged in spiritual tutorship. She is a happy mother with two kids.
geeta Geetha Sridhar:
A Selfless Woman, Geetha mothers 28 kids suffering from cancer in her home. A 47-year-old computer teacher, a mother of two lovely daughters had also been a Master Chef finalist. Her hobbies include singing and dancing. She considers cooking, dressing up as her passion and prefers to dress up in sarees most of the time.
Soumita Saha:
Soumita hails from city of joy, Kolkata. She is a student pursuing Architecture, a singer by profession and blogger by passion. Being a performer since the age of 7 Soumita believes that her story is incomplete without stage and spotlight. The teen singer discovers life in many ways and one of them is guided by love for fashion. She started blogging about her little experiences and hence, dollupandtakecare.blogspot.in started where she writes about beauty, lifestyle and traditions. Being a Bengali, art of draping saree comes naturally to her and is a saree enthusiast.
Aparajita Sarma:
Aparajita is an alumna of Hindu College, Delhi University. She is PRO and co-ordinator at Society for the Upliftment of national Arts of India and runs SUNAINA, an NGO, for Upliftment of Culture, Education and Research. An accomplished Bhatartnatyam artiste, she also runs a Dance school for Bharatanatyam in Delhi and Chandigarh. ‘Sunanina’ hosts a number of cultural events every year including Indradhanush Dilli, National festival for Women and Children.
Sangeeta Mishra:
Sangeeta is a creative soul, a writer and a poet whose forte is to weave magic through words. Possessing a Masters Degree in English Literature, having a P.G. Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication, she is a trained classical singer too and even performed at noted musical nights as a singer. She has written for various national news dailies and magazines and currently writes for Hindustan Times as a freelancer. She has also worked with Zee Networks’ PTN News Channel as a news reader. Presently, she is co-hosting and writing for her blog The Style Symphony. She loves to drape her myriad moods in the ethereal and compelling piece of clothing called saree. Follow to read and find her sartorial stories!
Vineeta Mishra:
Vineeta Mishra is a Hindustani classical singer and a music teacher by profession. Her hobbies include painting, sculpture and composing songs. She believes that classical music initiates discipline in kids, so she tries her level best to teach music to school kids in her spare time. Her inclination towards Indian culture and heritage makes her experiment and explore draping a saree in different ways.
Purva Bhatia:
Purva Bhatia started her career as a business journalist with Economic Times, over nine years ago. She went on to work with the group’s television channel and later at different publications. She now works as a content developer and runs her own travel and food website: www.blueskydreamers.com and freelances for a few publications.
Parul Patanwala Poddar:
Parul is a jewellery designer based in Jaipur. She runs the brand Parure – Jewellery by Parul Poddar . According to Parul, saree is a modest attire and it captures attention through elegance and grace. Nothing makes a women look more beautiful like a saree does. Her passionate love for sarees and Indian jewellery are visible from her outlook and dressing tales! Her passion for sarees makes her an enthusiastic Dare2drape challenger.
Kateryna Grabovskaya:
Kateryna is an Ukranian model and often travels places for her work and assignment. She travels frequently to India and is interested to explore many dimensions of cultural heritage. With many modelling assignments to follow and Kateryna elaborates her time to comes as Dare2drape challenger.
WhatsApp Image 2017-06-13 at 21.51.30 (1) Aparna Nayak:
Aparna Nayak is a dual Master’s degree holder in science, one from India and the another from the USA. But, for her interests, creativeness and passion she started her blog for food: hindustanisakhisaheli.com and for photography: Eyeswantstosee. She recognizes her creative genes with her mother who had been running fashion boutique for last 15 years but now she took some rest and started her blog: Anju Sakhi Sewing. Aparna got inspiration from her and always wanted to try new outfits and styles stitched in her boutique. “Dare2drape would be a great opportunity to re-visit those styling and fashion memories with one of my favorite style-saree but in a modern way.” – says Apar
IMG-20170528-WA0008 Devlina and Devpurna (Team BlongShong):
Devlina Talapatra
A Bengali woman proud of her Rabindrasangeet and Rosogolla roots, a psychiatrist, still picking up the shells on the Freudian shore !Devpurna Talapatra
Lawyer by day, the quintessential bengali dreamer by night, a foodie since toddler days and an up-cycler on weekends too!Love for sarees, brings them to Dare2drape and team BlongShong immense pleasure to accept the Dare2Drape challenge by Triveni Fashions,​ where they will be styling and wearing stunning six yards from Triveni with a bit of our own twist.
Narmadha Kamal Narmadha Kamal:
Narmadha Kamalakannan, a firm believer of Keep the child in you alive and active, no matter how old you get, is a loving mother, working woman who also pursues her passion in dancing and writing. She is a HR, leadership development trainer by profession. With her experience in juggling between work, personal life and passions, she has authored a book “GET READY LADY” to give her views on how every wannabe working mother can successfully bounce back after a career break. She loves fashion and has her own style of fashion statement. Worked as a radio jockey, passionate dancer, an avid blogger, she regularly pens down her thoughts a host of topics under the sun (www.tigressandbutterfly.wordpress.com)
December 3rd, 2015 by dare2drape