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 Responses to “Picture of the week – walking on the rope street performance”

  1. Zain Masood says:

    nice your site thanks for sharing love you all teme good work keep it up


  2. 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. :)

  3. Sapna says:

    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.


  4. That’s risky! Was she able to make it? It certainly takes a lot of confidence to try this fate.

  5. Michael Belk says:

    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

  6. Sarah Park says:

    Amazing skills! This performance is really hard and surely takes a lot of practice. I’m sure the tourists are wowed by this performance.

  7. anant says:


    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.


  8. Shiv says:

    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!

  9. Purnima says:

    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 .

  10. 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.

  11. sewa mobil surabaya says:

    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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  13. Wow such a change! I’m sure it had been a lot of work but an excellent learning tool also…neat to find out!

  14. 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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