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

  • January 20, 2013 at 1:52 pm
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    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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    • January 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm
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      I couldn’t agree with you more that they should not be risking their lives.
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      • January 22, 2013 at 6:43 am
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        I think it is essential we challenge our human spirit and potential, how else will we be happy. Walking on a suspending rope may seem dangerous to me and you but not to her.
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  • January 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm
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    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

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  • January 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm
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    These are great street performers. I like watching the snake trick. I can not see how a bin can charm a snake into solace, but I am sure it is skills to it. thanks

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  • January 22, 2013 at 2:30 am
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    Amazing skills! This performance is really hard and surely takes a lot of practice. I’m sure the tourists are wowed by this performance.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 4:25 am
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    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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  • January 22, 2013 at 1:08 pm
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    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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  • January 24, 2013 at 11:01 am
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    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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  • March 16, 2013 at 4:06 am
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    Also I have seen such a stunts being performed in my city too. But the most weird thing is that small kids are there in 90% cases which have age less than 16 years.
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  • July 1, 2013 at 8:24 am
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    It is really high risk, Shalu.
    You can see what’s the material that has been used
    bamboo and rope? is it right
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  • December 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm
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  • December 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm
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    Wow such a change! I’m sure it had been a lot of work but an excellent learning tool also…neat to find out!

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  • December 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm
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    Whoa that of a adjust! My spouse and i’meters sure it turned out a lot of function but a terrific learning tool additionally…nice to find out!

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