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Women share favourite saree pics for #SareeTwitter trend

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi (left) and Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu made use of the saree Twitter trend. (Pic: Twitter) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 17, 2019, 01.06 PM (IST)

This week, Twitter gets a break from politics and bickering with the saree taking over the microblogging site.

Celebrities, politicians, policewomen and netizens have jumped on to the hashtag #sareetwitter bandwagon.

Special memories take the trophy in this hashtag and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi scored big with this throwback photo from her wedding day 22 years ago. "Morning puja on the day of my wedding (22 years ago!)" said her tweet along with the hashtag #sareetwitter.

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After seeing wishes about her wedding anniversary, she later clarified that it was just a throwback photo. "Thanks for all the anniversary wishes...but it’s just a throwback photo for the #SareeTwitter guys, my anniv is in Feb!"

Nostalgia and the saree's versatility were the highlight of this post. It says the photo dates back to 1936 and shows Sarla Thakral posing in front of the aircraft that she piloted in a saree.

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The trend may be about the saree, but who said men were left out? Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri pitched in with a throwback pics of his mother decades ago. "My contribution to #SareeTwitter are these shots of my mother Bibi Kundan Kaur in Germany way back in the late 1950's & Lakshmi in 1974 during a meeting with the then Vice-President Shri BD Jatti. #sareeswag has travelled the world!" he wrote on Twitter.

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Congress politician Gaurav Gogoi jumped on to the saree train.

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Even diplomats serving in India didn't want to miss this gorgeous trend. The Australian High Commissioner showed up in her mother's saree that she said was older than her.

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Israeli and American diplomats in India paid their tributes to the rich Indian garment, and the display made one wonder if there could be more diversity in people participating in this trend.

The one handle that was missing all the saree Twitter fun was that of Mumbai Police, known for its quirky posts.

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Not to be left behind, they have started their own trend - #KhakiTwitter - after all the common theme is pride in one's tradition and attire.