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Barkha Rani

Mother and nursery owner reveals what life is like as an Indian woman living in Preston and why the saree, or sari, is important to her

Whilst it is common practice to wear a saree in the Indian subcontinent, it is quite rare in the UK. But an informal Facebook group, Saree Speak, created by Vini Tandon, allows women to celebrate the garment and swap tales of their culture. The group has more than 110,000 members all over the world, with a sub-group in Preston. One of the members, Barkha Rani moved to Preston from India 11 years ago and explains why her heritage is still important to her.

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