Letter From New Delhi

Nine yards of freedom: Indian women take to running in saris to break taboos

More are breaking taboos by exercising or taking part in runs in the traditional wear

Women participating in The Sari Run organised by The Run Club in Chandigarh in March last year. PHOTO: THE RUN CLUB
Ms Kranti Salvi (centre) running the Berlin Marathon in a sari in 2018. PHOTO: KRANTI SALVI
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NEW DELHI - Ms Meena Kanvinde is a fitness enthusiast. She loves running through Mumbai’s crowded streets at an easy pace. But for years, she has grappled with one conundrum – derisive stares from passers-by.

This is because she runs in a sari, the garment she is most comfortable in. Not body-hugging activewear she feels uneasy wearing.

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