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Maanya Ethnic Indian Clothing: Shop Profile

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The Dispatch wroteA weekly chat with a store owner or clerk in central Ohio – Naina Pothini, 33, Owner of Maanya, 10253 Sawmill Parkway (1-866-9MAANYA or 1-866- 962-2692)”

Q: So tell people what you sell.

A: We are carrying ethnic Indian clothing.

Q: OK, we’ll walk people through the highlights. Talk first about kurtis.

A: Typically, they’re like free (loose) shirts. You can wear them with jeans or sweat pants. It’s very simple and elegant wear.

Q: And chudidars?

A: Those are actually long shirts with pants included, and they have scarves. It’s a whole outfit, basically.

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  • enzo

    Dispatch article about Naina Pothini opening up a store on 10253 Sawmill Parkway. This is great news!!

    She sells Chudidars, Ghagharas, Saris, Jewelry, Kurtis!!! She used to be computer engineer!!! Hooray for her! Maybe a second location in the Short North or on Gay St.!!

    I would really love a sari in cashmere, vinyl and paper denim!

  • Anne

    Sounds like one of your dream stores. Hope you get to check it out soon!

  • columbus native

    Awesome stuff! i see christmas presents in the future.

  • AnneD

    Sweet! I used to do all my Indian clothes shopping in Toronto (back when it was cheap to shop there, le sigh.) Glad to hear there is a local shop!

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