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 than 200 bells knotted together. Ghungroos produce sounds that vary greatly … Continue reading Ghungroo, a musical anklet

Sahara bosland

Weekly photography challenge: Variations on a theme Sahara bosland is a unique play-forest located in Limburg, Belgium. It has lake surrounded by sandy forest, just like oasis in desert. A lovely walking path amidst the forest. There is also a tower top from where you can enjoy the beautiful view. Sitting areas for children are made in the forest using twigs, arranged in different theme.   … Continue reading Sahara bosland

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. The garden grows about 7 million tulip bulbs of different species … Continue reading Keukenhof, flower garden