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January 28, 2019
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a practice session for the...
Ahmedabad, India
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" during a practice session for the upcoming competition to promote...
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a practice session for the upcoming competition to promote the sport, in Ahmedabad, India, January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-ODDLY/
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January 28, 2019
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a practice session for the...
Ahmedabad, India
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" during a practice session for the upcoming competition to promote...
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a practice session for the upcoming competition to promote the sport, in Ahmedabad, India, January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
INDIA-ODDLY/
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January 28, 2019
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) while suspended from a rope during...
Ahmedabad, India
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" while suspended from a rope during a practice session for the upcoming...
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) while suspended from a rope during a practice session for the upcoming competition to promote the sport, in Ahmedabad, India, January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
INDIA-ODDLY/
RTS2CMC7
January 28, 2019
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a practice session for the...
Ahmedabad, India
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" during a practice session for the upcoming competition to promote...
A participant practices "Mallakhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a practice session for the upcoming competition to promote the sport, in Ahmedabad, India, January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
INDIA-MILITARY/
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January 25, 2016
An Indian army soldier performs "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during an awareness programme...
Gandhinagar, India
An Indian army soldier performs "Malkhamb" at Gandhinagar
An Indian army soldier performs "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during an awareness programme to attract youth in joining the armed forces on the eve of India's Republic Day at Gandhinagar, in the western state of Gujarat, India, January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-FESTIVAL/
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July 05, 2015
Boys practice "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a rehearsal for the upcoming annual Rath...
Ahmedabad, India
Boys practice "Malkhamb" during a rehearsal for the upcoming annual Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad
Boys practice "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a rehearsal for the upcoming annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmedabad, India, July 5, 2015. Hindu devotee perform various stunts including Malkhamb as part of the annual Rath Yatra celebrations which commemorates a journey by Hindu god Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, in specially made chariots. The annual Rath Yatra is celebrated on July 18. REUTERS/Amit Dave
INDIA/
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June 03, 2014
A boy performs Mallakhamb on a pole during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai June 3, 2014....
Mumbai, India
A boy performs Mallakhamb on a pole during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai
A boy performs Mallakhamb on a pole during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai June 3, 2014. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR3ACA3
November 13, 2012
A boy carries a bucket of powder and a bottle of castor oil, both of which are used to increase friction,...
Mumbai, India
A boy carries a bucket of powder and a bottle of castor oil, both of which are used to increase friction,...
A boy carries a bucket of powder and a bottle of castor oil, both of which are used to increase friction, during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A boy carries a gymnastic mattress during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai,...
Mumbai, India
A boy carries a gymnastic mattress during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai...
A boy carries a gymnastic mattress during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A boy sits on top of a mattress as he watches others perform during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha...
Mumbai, India
A boy sits on top of a mattress as he watches others perform during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha...
A boy sits on top of a mattress as he watches others perform during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 31, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai,...
Mumbai, India
A boys perform a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai...
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
Girls practise a Mallakhamb "pyramid" pose in the shape of a crown while suspended at the Shree Samartha...
Mumbai, India
Girls practise a Mallakhamb "pyramid" pose in the shape of a crown while suspended at the Shree Samartha...
Girls practise a Mallakhamb "pyramid" pose in the shape of a crown while suspended at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A boy helps another stretch on a mat as they warm up before a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha...
Mumbai, India
A boy helps another stretch on a mat as they warm up before a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha...
A boy helps another stretch on a mat as they warm up before a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 31, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A boy walks under a statue of Balambhatta Dada Deodhar, founder of the modern version of Mallakhamb,...
Mumbai, India
A boy walks under a statue of Balambhatta Dada Deodhar, founder of the modern version of Mallakhamb,...
A boy walks under a statue of Balambhatta Dada Deodhar, founder of the modern version of Mallakhamb, before a class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 31, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A boy hangs from a bar during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October...
Mumbai, India
A boy hangs from a bar during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai
A boy hangs from a bar during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 22, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
An instructor watches children performing during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir...
Mumbai, India
An instructor watches children performing during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir...
An instructor watches children performing during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
Girls practise a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai,...
Mumbai, India
Girls practise a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai...
Girls practise a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A boy stretches while waiting for his instructor during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam...
Mumbai, India
A boy stretches while waiting for his instructor during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam...
A boy stretches while waiting for his instructor during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 22, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR3AC9O
November 13, 2012
Boys line up before performing Mallakhamb at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21,...
Mumbai, India
Boys line up before performing Mallakhamb at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai
Boys line up before performing Mallakhamb at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 21, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A boy runs on a manually operated treadmill to warm up as another practises handstands before a Mallakhamb...
Mumbai, India
A boy runs on a manually operated treadmill to warm up as another practises handstands before a Mallakhamb...
A boy runs on a manually operated treadmill to warm up as another practises handstands before a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 31, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in...
Mumbai, India
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in...
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in...
Mumbai, India
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in...
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR3AC9J
November 13, 2012
A girl with painted fingernails holds onto a rope before performing a Mallakhamb pose at the Shree Samartha...
Mumbai, India
A girl with painted fingernails holds onto a rope before performing a Mallakhamb pose at the Shree Samartha...
A girl with painted fingernails holds onto a rope before performing a Mallakhamb pose at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in...
Mumbai, India
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in...
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A group of girls hang from parallel bars during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir...
Mumbai, India
A group of girls hang from parallel bars during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir...
A group of girls hang from parallel bars during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 31, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai,...
Mumbai, India
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai...
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 21, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
Boys laugh during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012....
Mumbai, India
Boys laugh during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai
Boys laugh during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A group of boys prepare to set up a Mallakhamb pole during a class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir...
Mumbai, India
A group of boys prepare to set up a Mallakhamb pole during a class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir...
A group of boys prepare to set up a Mallakhamb pole during a class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in...
Mumbai, India
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in...
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A boy with powder applied on his hands grabs onto a Mallakhamb pole during a Mallakhamb class at the...
Mumbai, India
A boy with powder applied on his hands grabs onto a Mallakhamb pole during a Mallakhamb class at the...
A boy with powder applied on his hands grabs onto a Mallakhamb pole during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 21, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21,...
Mumbai, India
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body , but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 21, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR39DX1
October 21, 2012
Indian army soldiers perform "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a two-day army exhibition...
Allahabad, India
Indian army soldiers perform "Malkhamb" during a two-day army exhibition in the northern Indian city...
Indian army soldiers perform "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a two-day army exhibition in the northern Indian city of Allahabad October 21, 2012. Malkhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SPORT)
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September 14, 2010
Girls perform on ropes while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice...
Mumbai, India
Girls perform on ropes while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice...
Girls perform on ropes while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY)
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September 14, 2010
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session...
Mumbai, India
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session...
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY)
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September 14, 2010
Girls smile during a break from learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice...
Mumbai, India
Girls smile during a break from learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice...
Girls smile during a break from learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY)
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September 14, 2010
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September...
Mumbai, India
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY)
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September 14, 2010
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session...
Mumbai, India
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session...
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY)
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September 14, 2010
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September...
Mumbai, India
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY)
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September 14, 2010
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September...
Mumbai, India
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY)
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September 14, 2010
Gymnasts perform Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September...
Mumbai, India
Gymnasts perform Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai
Gymnasts perform Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY)
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September 14, 2010
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September...
Mumbai, India
A man performs Mallakhamb during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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September 13, 2010
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September...
Mumbai, India
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTR1V1XJ
October 18, 2007
Cadets from the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) practise Mallakhamb during a passing out...
Hyderabad, India
Cadets from the NISA practise Mallakhamb during a passing out parade ceremony on the outskirts of Hyderabad...
Cadets from the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) practise Mallakhamb during a passing out parade ceremony on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad October 18, 2007. Mallakhamb is a traditional sport that is practised on a wooden pole. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA)
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October 18, 2007
Cadets from the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) practise Mallakhamb during a passing out...
Hyderabad, India
Cadets from NISA practise Mallakhamb during a passing out parade ceremony on outskirts of Hyderabad
Cadets from the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) practise Mallakhamb during a passing out parade ceremony on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad October 18, 2007. Mallakhamb is a traditional sport that is practised on a wooden pole. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA)
INDIA
RTR1O2GF
March 29, 2007
Cadets from the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) practise Mallakhamb during a passing out...
Hyderabad, India
Cadets from the NISA practise Mallakhamb during a passing out parade ceremony on the outskirts of Hyderabad...
Cadets from the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) practise Mallakhamb during a passing out parade ceremony on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad March 29, 2007. Mallakhamb is a traditional sport that is practised on a wooden pole. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA)
INDIA
RTR1I6UL
October 10, 2006
Commandants from the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) practise mallakhamb during a passing...
Hyderabad, India
Commandants from NISA practise mallakhamb during a passing out parade ceremony on the outskirts of Hyderabad...
Commandants from the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) practise mallakhamb during a passing out parade ceremony on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad October 10, 2006. Mallakhamb is a traditional sport that is practised on a wooden pole. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA)
INDIA
RTR1B505
November 16, 2005
Indian soldiers practise Mallakhamb, an ancient form of Indian Gymnastics, during a rehearsal of the...
Ahmedabad, India
Indian soldiers practise Mallakhamb during a rehearsal in Ahmedabad
Indian soldiers practise Mallakhamb, an ancient form of Indian Gymnastics, during a rehearsal of the 'Know your Army' exhibition in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 16, 2005. The exhibition will be opened to the public from November 19 to November 21. REUTERS/Amit Dave ODLY PP05110212
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May 05, 2005
An Indian soldier practises Mallakhamb during a rehearsal of the "Know your Army" exhibition in the southern...
Bangalore, India
An Indian soldier practises Mallakhamb during a rehearsal of the "Know your Army" exhibition in Bangalore....
An Indian soldier practises Mallakhamb during a rehearsal of the "Know your Army" exhibition in the southern Indian city of Bangalore May 5, 2005. The exhibition will be opened to the public from May 6 to May 8. Mallakhamb is a traditional sport that is practised on a wooden pole. REUTERS/Jagadeesh Nv VM/CCK
INDIA
RTRA76Z
May 05, 2005
Indian soldiers practise Mallakhamb during a rehearsal of the "Know your Army" exhibition in the southern...
Bangalore, India
Indian soldiers practise Mallakhamb during a rehearsal of the "Know your Army" exhibition in Bangalore....
Indian soldiers practise Mallakhamb during a rehearsal of the "Know your Army" exhibition in the southern Indian city of Bangalore May 5, 2005. The exhibition will be opened to the public from May 6 to May 8. Mallakhamb is a traditional sport that is practised on a wooden pole. REUTERS/Jagadeesh Nv VM//CCK/CN
INDIA
RTRA75E
May 05, 2005
An Indian soldier practises Mallakhamb during a rehearsal of the "Know your Army" exhibition in the southern...
Bangalore, India
An Indian soldier practises Mallakhamb during a rehearsal of the "Know your Army" exhibition in Bangalore....
An Indian soldier practises Mallakhamb during a rehearsal of the "Know your Army" exhibition in the southern Indian city of Bangalore May 5, 2005. The exhibition will be opened to the public from May 6 to May 8. Mallakhamb is a traditional sport that is practised on a wooden pole. REUTERS/Jagadeesh Nv Pictures of the month May 2005 VM/CCK/CN
INDIA
RTXMY2Y
September 28, 2004
Indian boys watch a fellow trainee practise pole 'mallakhamb' at a training centre in Bombay September...
Bombay, India
Indian boys watch a fellow trainee practise pole 'mallakhamb' at a training centre in Bombay Septemb.....
Indian boys watch a fellow trainee practise pole 'mallakhamb' at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004. As well as improving all round fitness, the centuries-old sport helps increase agility, improves mind and body co-ordination and builds muscle. It has become a fashionable leisure pursuit in both Delhi and Bombay.
INDIA
RTXMY2X
September 28, 2004
An Indian girl learns the rope version of 'mallakhamb' at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004....
Bombay, India
An Indian girl learns the rope version of 'mallakhamb' at a training centre in Bombay September 26, .....
An Indian girl learns the rope version of 'mallakhamb' at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004. As well as improving all round fitness, the centuries-old sport helps increase agility, improves mind and body co-ordination and builds muscle. It has become a fashionable leisure pursuit in both Delhi and Bombay.
INDIA
RTXMY2W
September 28, 2004
An Indian girl learns the rope version of 'mallakhamb' as other students await their turn at a training...
Bombay, India
An Indian girl learns the rope version of 'mallakhamb' as other students await their turn at a train.....
An Indian girl learns the rope version of 'mallakhamb' as other students await their turn at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004. As well as improving all round fitness, the centuries-old sport helps increase agility, improves mind and body co-ordination and builds muscle. It has become a fashionable leisure pursuit in both Delhi and Bombay.
INDIA
RTXMY2V
September 28, 2004
An Indian girl learns the rope version of 'mallakhamb' as other students await their turn at a training...
Bombay, India
An Indian girl learns the rope version of 'mallakhamb' as other students await their turn at a train.....
An Indian girl learns the rope version of 'mallakhamb' as other students await their turn at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004. As well as improving all round fitness, the centuries-old sport helps increase agility, improves mind and body co-ordination and builds muscle. It has become a fashionable leisure pursuit in both Delhi and Bombay.
INDIA
RTXMY2U
September 28, 2004
An Indian boy practises pole 'mallakhamb' at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004. As well...
Bombay, India
An Indian boy practises pole 'mallakhamb' at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004. As well.....
An Indian boy practises pole 'mallakhamb' at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004. As well as improving all round fitness, the centuries-old sport helps increase agility, improves mind and body co-ordination and builds muscle. It has become a fashionable leisure pursuit in both Delhi and Bombay.
INDIA
RTXMXM8
September 26, 2004
An instructor (hand partially seen) guides a student during lessons on the rope version of "Mallakhmab"...
Bombay, India
An instructor (hand partially seen) guides a student during lessons on the rope version of "Mallakhm.....
An instructor (hand partially seen) guides a student during lessons on the rope version of "Mallakhmab" (gymnast's pole) at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004. "Mallakhamb" is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries the the sport lay dormant but is regaining popularity in the country.
INDIA
RTXMXM7
September 26, 2004
Indian boys stand in line while they wait for their turn to learn "Mallakhmab" (gymnast's pole) at a...
Bombay, India
Indian boys stand in line while they wait for their turn to learn "Mallakhmab" (gymnast's pole) at a.....
Indian boys stand in line while they wait for their turn to learn "Mallakhmab" (gymnast's pole) at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004. "Mallakhamb" is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries the the sport lay dormant but is regaining popularity in the country.
INDIA
RTXMXM4
September 26, 2004
An instructor (hand partially seen) guides a female student to learn the rope version of "Mallakhmab"...
Bombay, India
An instructor (hand partially seen) guides a female student to learn the rope version of "Mallakhmab.....
An instructor (hand partially seen) guides a female student to learn the rope version of "Mallakhmab" (gymnast's pole) at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004. "Mallakhamb" is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries the the sport lay dormant but is regaining popularity in the country.
INDIA
RTXMXM3
September 26, 2004
An Indian girl trains as other students await their turn to learn the rope version of "Mallakhmab" (gymnast's...
Bombay, India
An Indian girl trains as other students await their turn to learn the rope version of "Mallakhmab" (.....
An Indian girl trains as other students await their turn to learn the rope version of "Mallakhmab" (gymnast's pole) at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004."Mallakhamb" is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries the the sport lay dormant but is regaining popularity in the country.
INDIA
RTXMXM2
September 26, 2004
An Indian boy trains on a pole as other students await their turn to practise Mallakhmab" (gymnast's...
Bombay, India
An Indian boy trains on a pole as other students await their turn to practise Mallakhmab" (gymnast's.....
An Indian boy trains on a pole as other students await their turn to practise Mallakhmab" (gymnast's pole), a traditional Indian form of gymnatsics, at a training centre in Bombay September 26, 2004. "Mallakhamb" is a combination of gymnastics and Indian martial arts and can be traced back to the 12th century. For several centuries, the sport lay dormant but is regaining popularity in the country.
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