Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Damoo Dhotre - 114th Birthday

Hello Readers,

Today is World Famous Circus Artist and Animal Trainer Damoo (Damu) Dhotre's Birthday. His extraordinary bravery cannot be described in words. Because of Ban on Animal Performances, such brave animal handlers are now thing of the past. The circus animals were the greatest attraction amongst the spectators. And now circuses face a great deal of difficulty in attracting viewers. I have seen children fascinated by lions, tigers, hippos, exotic birds and elephants. I hope, people can still appreciate the hard-work of the circus owners & staff in keeping this form of entertainment alive. 

More about Damoo Dhote on this blog: Click Here

Monday, August 15, 2016


Wish you all 
Happy Independence Day
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Happy Birthday 
Gemini Circus

Friday, July 15, 2016

Welcome Gemini Circus

Hello Everyone,
Gemini Circus, Exhibition Ground, 
Vadodara, Gujarat
Gemini Circus is back in Vadodara, Gujarat. It is starting today (15 July, 2016) at 7:15 pm.

Last Date : 29 August, 2016

Finally, I got a chance to see the Gemini Circus Show. I watched the 7:00 pm show this Sunday (17 July, 2016). Although, it is just the beginning of the circus, there was a good crowd of viewers.

The ticket prices are Rs. 300/-, Rs. 200/- & Rs. 100/-. This time, they removed the balcony (the wooden planks) and arranged chairs for seating in all classes. Gemini Circus runs three shows at 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm. 

The attractions of Gemini Circus are colourful lighting and well-trained artists from India, Nepal & Africa. They have variety of new and old circus-acts.

Because of ban on animal performances, there ins't any animal act. The elephant cricket is one of the main attractions for the kids so they may be slightly disappointed. But it is not the Circus’s fault. The restrictions on animal use in Circuses are responsible for this.

The Circus owners try to keep their animals in comfort as much as possible. They care about them like their kids. But PETA and other animal welfare organisations are unable to see this. They try to snatch animals from Circuses. (They did so in another circus ILLEGALLY without any permission or court order. They also demanded donations online but at the end, they had to return the animals to the circus.)

In my opinion, if animal performance is cruelty, the killing of animals in slaughter houses is even bigger cruelty. But these so called “Animal Welfare Organisations” are not interested in protesting against them. They are ready to oppose circuses just because the circuses are soft-targets for them. For example, they haven’t ever protested against KFC. After all, it is a multinational company and these organisations don’t have guts or power to have a protest against any multinational company. 

Anyway, in Gemini Circus, there are some artists who took part in various Television Programmes like India’s Got Talent, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, I can do that, etc. They got a lot of appreciation from judges from these shows. So please go and watch the circus. You will certainly enjoy the show.

You can surely share your views in comments.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

7th World Circus Day

Held on the third Saturday each April, World Circus Day is a special day to celebrate Circus Arts and Culture. The Seventh World Circus Day’s theme is "Collaboration & Cooperation for the Future of Circus."

And I think, it is the perfect theme especially for the circuses in India because Indian Circus Industry is struggling to survive and still the circus owners are not coming together and making strong association for the development of Circus in India.

It is sad that only one Circus is participating in this amazing celebration. Rambo Circus has taken part in it since the first WCD celebration in 2010. I hope, Indian Circuses get united and co-operate one another in this hard time.

World Circus Day 
to Everyone!
World Circus Federation Website:

Rambo Circus Website:

Friday, December 25, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

International Circus Festival - IV

International Circus Festival - IV at Rambo Circus
Good New for every Circus Enthusiast,
     Rambo Circus proud to present the perfect entertainment for everyone in the form of "International Circus Festival - IV". In this unique celebration, Rambo Circus brings award winning circus artists from across the globe and with many unique attractions to boast of. Truly a first-of-its-kind with spellbinding feats performed by traditional Indian artists as well as circus stalwarts from countries like, South America, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Ethiopia, Colombia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine - are the highlights of the circus show.
     For the first time in the Indian Circus history we will be having Judges to judge the artists plus the audiences can vote for the artists after the show.
     So if you are in Mumbai, do visit Rambo Circus and enjoy world class circus acts.
~: Venue :~
Bandra Reclamation Ground, 
Near Lilavati Hospital,
Bandra (W), Mumbai

~: Show-Time :~
Daily 2 Shows at
4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 3 Shows at
1:00 pm 4:00 & 7:00 pm
For more info. visit :
For online booking : Book-My-Show

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Article About Artists

Everyone is an artist at The Great Indian Circus as they dissolve differences.
Photo : A. Shrikumar
The Hindu
"Circus is not just a profession; it’s a way of life!"  - from the article

Hello Readers,

Today I am sharing a lovely article about the life under the big top from the newspaper The Hindu. The article writer - A. Shrikumar, visited The Great Indian Circus at Madurai and took various interviews. To read it, please follow the following link:

I am really thankful to Rohith Srinivas for sharing this article. I kindly request other readers to share any information, photos or such articles. I will publish them with all the proper credit given to you.