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!
They exist right in the middle of us, most of the time invisible, and are known by different names in different countries and times. People who carry all their precious few belongings in a plastic bag or a trolley, and seen sitting at the corner down the street, even the street that has shops that sell shoes just like mine (really!) for 500 Euros. At present in France they are called SDF (sans domicile fixe), and exist in numbers more than a million in France itself. But for me, this photo taken right in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris isn’t about homelessness. It is about loneliness.