Daddy Steve: Ravi is very proud of his Indian heritage, and he likes to share it with the other kids here in Gregoropolis.
Tyler: What smells so good?
Ravi: I'm making Chana Masala; it's a traditional Indian dish made with chick peas.
Mikko: I didn't know peas came from chicks.
Ravi: The Taj Mahal was built in Agra, India, between 1631 - 1653 by the Shah Jahan.
It's considered the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired
masterpieces of the world's heritage.
Blake: It's amazing!
Daphne: So beautiful!
I thought it would be nice to have an authentic Indian outfit made just for him. Actually, it was Ravi's best friend Patrick's idea...
Patrick: I know just what Ravi would like.
Together we perused the internet to gather some general ideas. We knew that we wanted a kurta, a traditional straight-cut, loose shirt that falls just above the knees. We also wanted a vest or waistcoat in a richly embellished fabric. We took these vague ideas and gave them to sewing virtuoso Marti Murphy, who worked her magic.
The kurta is a lovely blue color; while the vest is a rich paisley brocade trimmed in gold braid.
For shoes we dug out Robin's old Prince Gregor shoes, which we had carefully packed away. I never thought we would use them again, but they were perfect for this outfit!
Robin: I know they're in here somewhere!
Ravi was thrilled with his new clothes and couldn't wait to try them on.
Ravi: Oh, wow! These are so cool!
Ravi: Well? How do I look?
Patrick: Very stylish!
Kaveh: Very regal.
Frederick: Eat your heart out, Dev Patel!
Many thanks to Marti Murphy for this beautiful outfit. We couldn't be more pleased!