Picture of the week – walking on the rope street performance

The first “picture of the week” is a photo of a young girl performing “walking on the rope” trick in the city of Leh in Ladakh. I think the performance requires a lot of skill. You can see that she has a set of pots (I can see four) on her head and she is able to walk on the rope effortlessly with the assistance of the stick for balancing. There is a plate under the rope for spectators to leave money for her performance.

Picture of the week - walking on the rope street performance
Picture of the week – walking on the rope street performance

Street performances like these are common sights in India. You will also find snake charmers performing snake tricks while playing a musical instrument called the “pungi or bin (been)”. The most hilarious I have seen till date is the monkey trick where a man would make a monkey perform amusing tricks.

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17 thoughts on “Picture of the week – walking on the rope street performance

  1. I’ve seen so many of these children walk on ropes Shalu, and it’s all over the country. I am always amazed too seeing these small kids perform.

    I wish life were simpler for these children and they didn’t really have to take such risks in their lives. It is due to some reason they do this besides the fact that they are skilled in doing so – isn’t it? However, their lives are at risk too.

    Thanks for sharing and making all of us aware. 🙂
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  2. Hi Shalu jee

    Pity on these children who have been made to work like this. I don’t know we can ever create gymnasts out of them.
    But Monkey tricks are really funny and we use to enjoy them a lot.

    Thanks for sharing these.

    Sapna

  3. Hi,

    I have seen this kind of act in most of the villages. Even once on a TV show – India’s Got Talent.
    For the sake of money, they are trained from the age of 3. This act should be stopped and they need to be educated.

    Thanks,
    Anant
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  4. hey I have seen many people who is doing for food it is also a great art. I like it a lot it inspire us to do something magical. I really like it Thanks for the post and take it into web pages. Thanks!
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  5. Thoughtful share .
    These are quiet common sights in India .But most of the times we fail to realize the effort and risk involved in such acts for the sake of earning a decent living .

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