47 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Let me join…”

    1. This was the first shot I had taken after reaching the place for a Theyyam dance.
      I found it very interesting when I saw this kid beating the drum properly and with great intensity.
      It’s there in his genes, I think πŸ™‚


  1. I agree with ALL Of your other readers –

    and I like the lighting in the middle – highlighting the drum – and even though we have the kids – which the clothes on both kids differs and adds to the interest – but the way that upper drum is highlighted just so adds to the feel – – and then we see maybe the mom and dad in the upper right and left – and well, clothes are sure much simpler in certain cultures….. the refreshing cotton wrapped and tucked in – and then all that beat from music – you give us a slice of a nice quality of life.


    1. During the ritual performances like, Theyyam, men who does all the supporting role doesn’t wear any shirt, that’s the custom and ladies are not part of it at all.

      One reason could be the extreme hot and humid climate πŸ™‚

      Here the elder kid was actually part of the team but the younger one just came down and started beating the drum with the others, that too so seriously πŸ™‚


  2. (EN)Nice photo.May I ask you where did you took this photo? That woman doesn’t have foot ring or thaali(you are from south India,no?),not saari…tribals, hindus or what?
    I love India:-)
    (IT) Bella foto. Posso chiederti dove l’ hai scattata? Quella donna non indossa l’anello al piede,nΓ¨ thaali e non saari(tu sei del sud India,no?)…tribali, IndΓΉ o che?
    Amo l’India πŸ™‚


    1. They are all men πŸ™‚

      You you guessed it, right, it’s taken in Kerala, South India.

      A theyyam performance was going on, which is a ritual dance and the guys and the kids were beating the drum for this.

      You can find my another post on this ritual dance here, if you are interested,


      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, have a nice weekend πŸ™‚


      1. (EN) Wow! Thanks a lot…I know little bit Kerala, I know better Tamil Nadu. I guessed it because of the orange in-skirt….I guess;-) India, the most wonderful and varied place in the world. Any indian teachs me something new. Thanks a lot…I just know this in your language”nanni” in tamil “nanree” πŸ™‚ You are welcome to teach me about your country that I miss a lot.
        (IT) Wow! Grazie mille…Conosco il Kerala un po’,ma conosco meglio il Tamil Nadu. Ho supposto ciΓ² per la in- skirt arancione…Suppongo πŸ˜‰ India, il posto piΓΉ meraviglioso e vario nel mondo. Ogni indiano mi insegna qualcosa di nuovo. Grazie molte…conosco solo “nanni”, in tamil “nanree” πŸ™‚ Sei il benvenuto a insegnarmi del tuo paese che mi manca tanto.


        1. Yea, you are absolutely, right πŸ™‚

          “NANNI” is the word for thank you in Malayalam.

          It’s really my pleasure to share the images and stories from my native to the world.
          I really appreciate your interest in acquiring knowledge about other places and cultures.

          Have a great time πŸ™‚


        2. (EN) Yes I know that Malayalam is Kerala’s language….unfortunately I know just a little bit of tamil( but malayalam and tamil are both dravidian languages so I can get a little bit your mother tongue).
          An indian friend told me that theyyam dance belongs to a cultural festival there” Onam”… I wish to learn more from you. Have a great day too πŸ™‚
          (IT) SΓ­ so che il Malayalam Γ¨ la lingua del Kerala…sfortunatamente conosco solo un po’ di tamil( ma tamil e malayalam sono entrambi lingue dravidiche, perciΓ² riesco a capire un po’ la tua madre lingua).
          Un mio amico indiano mi ha detto che la theyyam dance appartiene a un festival culturale lΓ‘” Onam”…Spero di imparare di piΓΉ da te. Buona giornata anche a te πŸ™‚


  3. What a great expression on the young child’s face…maybe joy, but also a seriousness, perhaps of accomplishment. Or maybe it’s just losing one’s self to the beat. Wonderful to look at, in any case.


    1. Thank you so much, George for stopping by and for your comments πŸ™‚

      I felt exactly what you said here, “just losing one’s self to the beat”. He was so involved in the whole action that gave a feel of an expert in this craft.


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