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Natasha Poonawalla, executive director of the vaccine-manufacturing Serum Institute of India, donned an haute couture sari for the 2022 Met Gala. The garment is on display at the museum show '"The Offbeat Sari" (pictured, right). The designer is Sabyasachi Mukherjee and the metal corset is by Schiaparelli. Mike Coppola/Getty Images (l), Andy Stagg. Courtesy of the Design Museum hide caption

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Goats and Soda

I love saris — but I have never seen saris like these before

NPR correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee visited a hit London museum show called "The Offbeat Sari." It showed her how the garment has changed — and made her reflect on what the sari means to her.

"The freedom and democracy that my generation fought for can also be yours if you fight, too," Donald Tusk, candidate for Poland's Civic Coalition, tells university students at a campaign event ahead of the Oct. 15 election. "Without your vigilance, democracy will not survive. And this is not just about Poland." Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Poland's democracy is at risk in next month's elections, say opposition leaders

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Natasha Poonawalla, executive director of the vaccine-manufacturing Serum Institute of India, donned an haute couture sari for the 2022 Met Gala. The garment is on display at the museum show '"The Offbeat Sari" (pictured, right). The designer is Sabyasachi Mukherjee and the metal corset is by Schiaparelli. Mike Coppola/Getty Images (l), Andy Stagg. Courtesy of the Design Museum hide caption

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Memories of my mom are wrapped up in her saris

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Memories of my mom are wrapped up in her saris

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