November 2013

Ramsing Antarashti Akhara Ramsing Antarashti Akhara in Varanasi has an entrance decorated with symbolic painted bells hanging on chains, reminding everyone who enters that the Akhara is dedicated to Hanuman the God of Strength who is always present, he may be catching a nap, so the bell has to be rung to make him aware [...]

Jaguset Akhara Jaguset Akhara was the first akhara I visited during my stay in Varanasi.  Being a Tuesday and a traditional rest day there was no training, a great photo opportunity none the less.  It was a surprise to find a weighted Kabadeh bow like the ones used in Zurkhaneh hanging on the wall. Each Akhara is [...]

Indian Club Swinging Weekend Sheffield UK 2013 The first International Indian Club Swinging Weekend 2013, held in Sheffield UK, organised by the Indian Club Swinging Teaching Institute.  Many thanks to all the instructors with a special mention to Mike & Elaine Simpson of Sheffield Indian Club Swingers, for organising and co-ordinating the whole event. The [...]