Ghungroo, a musical anklet

Ghungroo is one of the many small metallic bells strung together, to form a musical anklet, tied to the feet of Indian classical dancers of Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, odissi, etc. Sometimes, it is also worn by Indian folk dancers and also used as a piece of orchestra. A single string of ghungroos can range from 50 to greater thanContinue reading “Ghungroo, a musical anklet”

Silence is prayer

Actual silence could only be when we depart this life, probably that is why they say ‘rest in peace’. Other silence according to me is prayer, which in my opinion is just being in present. “I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.”Continue reading “Silence is prayer”

Keukenhof, flower garden

Keukenhof is 68 years old, worlds largest flower garden, in Lisse Netherlands. It was initiated as a source of herbs for a castle’s kitchen in 15th century, which was later converted as spring park for public in 1950 with 236,000 visitors. It is opened every year from March-May, with a flower parade organised in April. TheContinue reading “Keukenhof, flower garden”

Searching for Utopia

A sculpture known as ‘searching for Utopia’ by Belgium artist Jan Fabre, was placed for exhibition in citadel (castle) of Namur, Belgium for a short period of time. This bronze sculpture is of the artist himself ascending a tortoise and enjoying the view from top of citadel. Utopia means ‘a place that actually does not exist,Continue reading “Searching for Utopia”

Transformation

It is easy to be creative at a very young age but challenging to sustain that creativity in adulthood. I really admire some transformations of empty things brought to life. The below picture was taken in a Zoo at Antwerp, Belgium. A tree stump is transformed into an art. The street lamp posts of BelgiumContinue reading “Transformation”

Home decor ideas

Some experiments done at home which has been successful and is used as decor in my house. LED lights inside empty wine bottle Kitchen glass jars filled with sand, water and some water plant Wooden frame hanged on wall and mirror paper butterflies glued around the frame.  Weekly photography challenge: Experimental

Temporary henna tattoo

Henna, also known as mehendi, made from the leaves of plant Lawsonia inermis is used for making temporary body art, popular in India and Middle East. Henna which is available in plastic cone is used for making body designs, especially on hands and feet. Henna is also available in the market as powder where the leavesContinue reading “Temporary henna tattoo”

Glow Golf

Glow Golf is a miniature golf with fluorescent light experience in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. Apparently Glow Golf is located in many regions in The Netherlands, but we choose Apeldoorn, as we were staying in a hotel near by this area. The fluorescent miniature golf gives an unique experience as you get to play and enjoy theContinue reading “Glow Golf”