Have you ever got so inspired by others that you start acting just like that person? Thinking at every step what would he/she done in your place? From my debut book ‘Treasures of life – Poetry with Warli drawings’. © Namithatantri

The cosmodame

I see the beauty of the universeSo powerful yet peacefulA feeling that tellsI am part of your beautyAnd will join youAt the end of my journey! ~ The Cosmodame ~

Witches in Warli tribe

Every religious ceremony in Warlis are mediated by a priest or Bhagata. In order to become main bhagata, students take intensive trainings in different groups, in caves or in hidden locations. This knowledge transfer is done by one of the main Bhagata. Bhagatahood training was forbidden to women, because it was observed that women who…

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 Belgium…

Sword, a traditional symbol

Hasselt is the capital of Limburg, Belgium. Normally it is a quite town, but the city is always active during weekends with different activities. Hasselt is famous for speculoos (spiced biscuit), Jenever drink (traditional liqour) etc., At the city centre stands an old building named as ‘The Sweert’, a pharmacy. Since 1713, this building is…

Garden decor

This photo was taken in one of the hotel gardens in the Netherlands. A natty blue gown was used as the garden decor. The cloth was tied with a thin string just above the pond.   Word prompt: Natty    

Locked for Life

I had taken this picture in cologne bridge, Germany. I could see only 2 names in all the locks, only this particular lock had 4 names. I assumed they could be best friends. Photo challenge: Friend

Schöner Brunnen, Nuremberg, Germany

‘Schöner brunnen’ is a 14th century fountain in Hauptmarkt, Nuremberg. The specialty of the fountain is, it has a rotatable brass ring in between the iron grills. Turning the ring is considered to bring good luck and your wish will be fulfilled. People who want to have a child, turn it thrice and have experienced the luck….

Coffee

Drinking a cup of coffee in a garden and reading a good book is an evanescent moment to me. Photo challenge: evanescent 

Mei-avond, a dutch tradition

Meiavondviering (May evening) takes place every year at the end of April in Hasselt, Belgium. Hasselt has been following this tradition from mid-16th century. A large doll, made from birch tree is burnt. This doll represents winter, which means metaphorically ‘burning the winter and welcoming spring’.