Photo Quiz- Deepthie


Traditional Dress of –Name the People  ?

What are these lovely ladies dressed in their traditional dress  doing?      (Click to Enlarge)

I hope my story is not too long- but, this Photo Quiz is about learning- and here it is .


Rajes had this to say last night “ I really love the photo quiz and I learn a lot from all of you. love the dialogue between Seelan and Ariya . I may not put in a comment, but, I am ‘regular ‘ on the quiz watch ‘ !


“The traditional dress – is made  of pure seal skin  and takes a lot of work to make one dress .

There was a lot of controversy on seal hunting- and the Inuit people gave it good to the people who were protesting on the seal hunting ,  on the thousands of years old  traditions of the Inuit people.

The Inuit people still hunt seal to supplement their diet and is a very traditional way of hunting  and is essential for their cultural well being .


Throat Singing  is a very unique way of singing in the Arctic communities , done ONLY by women.

It is said that the women were left along on dark winter nights with the children , while the men were out hunting . so, the women started to sing in this way, to entertain them selves and the little children .

This way of singing is now very popular and one of Canadian Inuit singers –Tanya Tagaq won a coveted first prize award for her Throat Singing  a few years back .

You can listen to Throat Singing on You tube- very lovely and  interesting .

Any ENT guys on our team- may know the physiology of this special way of singing .”

“ I had many good reviews on the song – The Cree Honour Song , I sang in Arctic Bay .

Some said , it was truly the highlight of the day- this impromptu song by one of the members of the tour .

I sang in Cree language.

My heart was bursting when I was out in there- and I just HAD TO SING IT – or else my heart would have burst open … and I put all my heart and soul into the song .


This song was composed by a Cree native in Canada, for a special occasion at Parliament grounds in Ottawa- a few yrs ago, and I learnt it from YOU tube, with a little help from my Cree friend- Delores .

You can listen to it on You tube- Cree Honour Song by  Norman Ottereyes

He is a young man, with a very old voice, and we say, that ‘this is an old soul that has returned ‘.

When he was singing the song on the  big  out door stage ,  to the heart beat rhythm of the  drum beat of the big Pow Wow drum  in Ottawa, two Bald Eagles flew over …. Someone captured that moment of good omen  on a cell phone and put it on You tube- and then, the rest is history !


One member of my Drum Circle was in Ottawa when this happened , and now we sing this song at  the Drum Circle.

This song has a lovely melody- some members of the Drum Circle tells me “ Deepthie- you are singing in your Indian language  “ !!

Even Indira and Ana thinks  I sing in Hindi ( !! ) , when one day I sang this song on the phone to them !

Take a listen – you will love the lilting melody  and the lovely voice of Norman Ottereys .


Enjoy – Deepthie .

17 thoughts on “Photo Quiz- Deepthie

  1. Dear Deepthie,

    Your picture quiz is a brain teaser
    I guess you are there but none other
    Since losing memory at a rate faster
    Absolutely no ability for a perfect answer

    Seelan, will carefully go through the picture
    And solve the problem he being the master
    Having preserved his Brain since Easter
    In a cocktail of Chivas Regal & soda water


  2. HI Ariya !
    I think, our Class of 64 Encyclopedia residing Down To Earth ( aka Down Under !!! ) will get it .
    There is really nothing that this person does not know !
    Sam– thanks for the post .
    I may get busy over the weekend- as I am going to Toronto- and may not have time to check all the responses, and also I am in the process of up dating my lap top with a new one, so, I may be ‘off the air’ for a while .
    You can moderate this if necessary .
    Deepthie .


  3. I agree with Rani about the ladies and men being Inuit. These people live in Greenland , Canada and Alaska. Since you have visited Greenland and you live in Canada and you have been to the arctic areas , I think they are from Canada. They are are singing traditional songs to entertain the tourists.



  4. Sam, Seelan, Simone, Nisantha and Deepthie,
    How proud I am to be in the same batch as you all.
    All of you are well travelled and have encyclopaedic knowledge.
    Thank you Sam for providing a medium for us to educate ourselves with pleasure.


  5. I am not a traveller. But this picture is marked Arctic Bay. Therefore the people except one are Inuit people from Arctic Bay in their traditional dress.

    Deepthie has gate crashed into their traditional picnic & taken control, probably singing a Baila song and the man next to her is trying to work out how to drum for this type of music !!!
    I note that the Inuits are scattered around indicating that she is too loud ????
    Sorry Deepthie.


  6. Dear Seelan,
    Your power of observation is tremendous
    Must be Chivas Regal giving that extra push
    If you chose to become a criminal lawyer
    No criminal would have ever escaped

    Having said that it is for our good luck
    Chose medicine and became a good Doc
    I am sure your super skills of observation
    Must have helped patients of many a generation


    • -Thanks for your kind comments but Sorry Ariya I drink only Coke in a wine glass.
      -If I am a criminal lawyer, no criminal will get punished !!


  7. HI To All of you !
    I am now closing my lap top and leaving home for Toronto .
    I will let Sam moderate the discussion , as I will be ‘off the air ‘ for a good many hours .

    it was really interesting reading through what all of you have written !
    keep it going .

    I am just hoping that there will be a few more participating in this quiz .

    Try to figure out what these ladies are doing –
    What are the doing to entertain the visitors ?
    What is their form of ‘traditional singing/songs ‘ ?

    yes- Seelan- I am the Gate Crasher !- even the Inuit ran away when they saw me coming !!!!!!!!

    Not really — one old guy even wanted to take me home to his hunting camp igloo !–I am joking – they did LOVED me to death however — seeing one brown skin among a sea of white ( except for the guides ) !!!

    Bye for now- will ‘talk again ‘ if my lap top can take anymore of this fun stuff !
    Eagledeepthie .
    By the Seelan- that baby drinking ??? coke in a wine glass – gotta be the cutest thing in the world- you know what I am talking about dont you ? !!!!


  8. Answer to Deepthies question above. The ladies are singing probably the traditional songs as I mentioned before. Inuit people have a particular style of singing called “throat singing “. Apparently Canada is trying to resurrect this type singing for future generations to appreciate.



  9. HI Sam- Iam now ‘ on the air ! at my son’s place – ( 5 pm – Eastern time -Ontario time ) and the internet is working hurrah !!
    I will wait for another 2 hrs and ‘close ‘.
    Thanks for holding space !
    Deepthie .


  10. Ok folks- The Winner is Nisantha who gets a full score of 100 % !

    Others- The Down to Earth People get 99 % !

    Answer —
    Inuit Throat Singers from Arctic Bay- Nunavut .
    All of you got some parts of it correct but, Nisantha nailed it down to the Throat Singing .

    Sam- could you please put out the notes I sent you earlier in the day with details of the Quiz Answer ?
    This will make more sense now, than before .
    This would help me out quite a bit- and you will do a better job of the ‘insert’ than me .
    Thank you .

    Seelan- one question for you – where did you see that the ‘picture is marked Arctic Bay ‘ ?
    Your eyes are better than the Eagle Eyes !!
    Must be that ” gini watura ” in the wine glass !

    Eagledeepthie .


    • Answer:-It was like a subtitle. You don’t need gini watura or eagle eyes, you need X ray eyes !!
      I shouldn’t have let the cat out. Otherwise you would have given me 100%
      We like to hear your Cree singing. Why don’t you video record your singing & give it to Sam. I am sure he will broadcast it. Pl. sing your heart out.


  11. Thank you Deepthie for putting very educational pictures for the quiz. As Ariya says we are learning new things by studying these fantastic pictures by you Sam and others. I have to search my photo library to get some good pictures , which are brain teasers. At our age we need to recruit new neurones every day. I try to play chess as much as I can to keep my brain active.

    Everyone please keep those quizzes coming.




  12. Congratulations Deepthie! So far the most viewed Post. In addition to usual 7 countries you got few clicks from Rumania and UAE. Total views 399!


  13. Thanks every one for the supporting the Quiz of Class of 64 .

    I cant believe this .
    Must be a bad case of Arctic Fever, for which the ONLY cure is to get there – !

    I have a new name for one of our Class of 64- Seelan Sherlock !
    You must be a Forensic Radiologist !
    I missed it and so did the Web Master- the ‘Arctic Bay’ lettering on the photo taken by Michelle Valberg, who is the photographer for Adventure Canada .
    Lives Lived, Lessons Learned – thanks to Seelan Sherlock !

    Now- to crack my head on Rani’s quiz!
    Deepthie .


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