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I hope you’ve read my article on Flamenco dancing. If not, please do so to understand the intricacies before you watch the video.
Flamenco is a traditional dance form of Spain. A genre of Spanish music, song, and dance from Andalusia in southern Spain, Flamenco dance is an expressive Spanish dance characterized by four elements namely, cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps) to portray emotion to an audience.
It started with just the singing, along with hand clapping. Later the Spanish flamenco guitar was added. The movements also …
This article was originally published on Rediff.com.
I try hard to look into her eyes every time she turns towards me, but I can not. Her movements are fast, very fast. Should I look at the expression in her eyes and face or should I look at her feet tapping merrily on the beat of hand clapping and the song? One more time she swirls gracefully holding her long skirt. It has lace and layers of ruffles. Sometimes she just flicks it in style. If she does not do it, then …
Last year one of my friends got married on a beautiful white sandy beach in Indonesia.
It was not the first wedding which is performed in an exotic location. A few years back an Indian businessman’s son was married high up in the sky in a jet plane ! There are couples who would like to climb to some high mountain peak or some who would go higher and have their wedding solemnized in a hot air balloon in Turkey or maybe in the innards of the sea in Greece!
In some …
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Picture of the moment: Mannequins in headscarf
Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.
On my first trip to the city, I stumbled on these mannequins while walking around in a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. I stepped back and stared at them. The look of these mannequins was a surreal resemblance to human beings, perhaps because they were dressed with headscarf. Later I found, there are many shops with dressed up mannequins with the headscarf.
Mannequins , Malaysia.
Headscarf, also …
One one of my visits to Ganapatipule, as soon as I entered the Hindu temple complex, I was awestruck by the spiritual vibrations around me. I am not a religious person, but I could feel the presence of Lord Ganesha spiritually in the people. On the path leading up to the temple, there were rows of shops selling flowers, coconuts, sweets, incense sticks and other things that are required for offering prayers to the God.
Inside the temple, the sanctum’s gold plated dome sparkled with the glow of an opulent chandelier …
Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh ऋषिकेश में गंगा आरती
Rishikesh is often called the gateway to the Himalayas by adventurers and Gateway to the heaven by the more religiously inclined. The old parts of the Rishikesh town are dotted with temples, aashrams and such religious establishments… Yogashrama are spread on the slopes of the hills and the temples along the Longest Indian River Ganga.
I had earlier written about my over all experience of the tour of Garhwal region. Although our final objective of reaching the Valley of flowers did not materialize, there …
Long back someone gifted me an exquisite keychain. I have till now treasured it. Then one more came my way. I treasured it as well.
When I started travelling, I saw keychains at every tourist place. These are the smallest mementos that one can take back home for oneself or gift without much botheration.
So, I began buying keychains for myself and others too. Also being a backpacker I neither have money nor space to carry bigger fancier gifts for people back home.
Gradually it became a habit and my collection started growing.