Indian coracles (knows an parisal in Tamil language) are commonly found on most of the tourist places along the river Kaveri in Southern India. Coracles are primitive, light, bowl-shaped boats with a frame of woven grasses, reeds, or saplings covered with hides. They are used for both fishing and giving rides to tourists.
A man dressed as Einstein, sitting on the street of Amsterdam with a “donation” tin can in front of him. After some time his “shift” got over and another guy took his place! When he removed his mask, the man turned out to be a young guy! It is not exactly begging, as he is supposedly putting on a show as a living statue for viewers’ entertainment. So he is a busker. Many students earn this way as they support themselves (college, apartment, etc)
Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. ~Satchel Paige, 1974
Taken at Pondicherry.
Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument. A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performance staples, like juggling and sleight of hand. The practice is most common in India, though other Asian nations such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia are also home to performers, as are the North African countries of Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
Taken at Mysore Palace
This is a Bengali wedding tradition. In a Bengali wedding the bride and groom sit at separate places till the ceremony begins. At the beginning of ceremony the bride covers her face with betel leaves as she is walked/carried to the place of wedding. After she revolves around the groom 7 times she removes the betel leaves from her face and they both look at each other for the first time under the shade of a cloth/sari, which signifies privacy apparently. After which they exchange garlands and marriage ceremony begins. “Shubho Drishti” means “auspicious sight”.
This is I and my husband…feeling shy to lift our eyes just because of all the people!
We will be celebrating 2 years of marital bliss tomorrow!
Taken at Digha Beach, West Bengal
A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. ~Carl Sandburg
I became an aunt on 13 March 2011. 🙂 That is my niece Parul.
She is one month old today!!