Meet Dimple..

She’s from Udaipur and has come to Kumbalgarh for a dance performance with her friends .

Dimple has just appeared for her Class X exams and says she has learnt the dances from her mother

She says she has been dancing she was eight years old.

And she is very clear when she says -” yeh math samjho ki mein eh paise ke liye kar rahi hoon . Mein heroine banna chahathi hoon. Mera favourite hero hai John Abraham.”
(“Dont think Im doing this all for money..I am doing all this because I want to become a heroine. My favourite hero is John Abraham.”

I couldnt take a video of her solo performance, but here is a short clip .I love the haunting music.Thanks for watching.I think its people like Dimple who make your travels worthwhile..At 15 she is so sure about what she wants and where she wants to go..With stars in her eyes and great talent, hopefully she will go places.


  1. ugich konitari 12 April, 2009 at 11:36 Reply

    Like a whiff of fresh air. Its so nice to see a young woman, so pucca on what she wants to do, enjoying it, travelling the country, eyes wide open, and bringing so much joy to those who watch. All this in a milieu where young people rush from class to special class, tuitions, and insecure attitudes, all to follow the herd. I know it costs money to learn and perform too. But she seems to be so pleased about what she is doing and wants to do. Cant say that about the rest of the junta.

  2. Capt. Anup Murthy 12 April, 2009 at 16:05 Reply

    It’s been fun, reading about your travels in Kumbalgarh and to show case what’s it like there, for me and many others who have not been there. This young kid seems to show a lot of talent and promise and one would absolutely wish that she’d get noticed. It’s really nice of you to showcase this young talent.

  3. D 12 April, 2009 at 16:12 Reply

    I hav always been a fan of Rajasthani folk music and dance forms..this is good.

    I envy u for the kinda life u hav…u get to see so much of our country

  4. Kendris 12 April, 2009 at 21:10 Reply

    I love the costumes, so bright and beautiful, and for someone who can’t walk down a flight of stairs with a cup of coffee in their hand, the grace and balance of these young women is astounding!

    Thank you for sharing this!

  5. Patricia Torres 12 April, 2009 at 21:31 Reply

    Rajasthani folk music is just haunting… the clip is amazing!! She is such a talented girl. Hope she has a great future ahead … and all her dreams come true!!

    Nice post!! Well done as usual!

  6. Dale 13 April, 2009 at 04:00 Reply

    they have a tension in their bodies – a holding of social norms – but a freedom and flow of movement – an expression of God moving through us.

    I wonder if they would agree with my outsider’s musings…?

  7. Anu 13 April, 2009 at 23:14 Reply

    yes lakshmi, there are so many talented girls in india, but not all get to live their dreams… lets hope dimple makes it! looks like you guys are having a great time!!!!1

  8. hendy 14 April, 2009 at 21:16 Reply

    beautiful culture and dance at your country……. I like to read your articles and enjoy all of your pictures… nice to meet you…..

  9. Fida 18 April, 2009 at 02:25 Reply

    It’s so great to see young girls to follow their dreams with such an attitude! And you Indian girls are so drop dead gorgeous – I always felt like a clumsy and sweaty square and strange package in the middle of such grace 🙂

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