Yes, we all know that ears are meant for hearing. But exceptions prove the rule. In this case, Sanjay Sharma, 34, is proving that ears can also be used for blowing balloons and taking showers.
"It's all a result of yoga. I practice yoga and do exercises every day in the morning," says Sharma.
Two years back, while taking a bath in the local river Banas, Sharma decided he wanted to use his ears to sprinkle out water. So he blocked his nose and mouth and used a yoga technique to exhale.
And hey presto! A spurt of water came out of his ears. Later, he tried the same technique for blowing up balloons and eventually succeeded.
"I saw a boy blowing up a motorcycle tube through his mouth on a local news channel. I thought of doing something unique too and started trying to blow up a balloon from my ears - and I did it," Sharma, a resident of Badliyas village in Bhilwara district over 250 km from Jaipur, said.
"After six months of practice I did the same in front of my friend and he was very surprised," he added.
Sharma has yet not publicised his skill or given any public demonstration. But he generally does it for people who agree to buy him plenty of sweets, especially milk cake, which he likes the most.
Sanjay normally uses a small plastic pipe to blow up the balloons. One end of the pipe is fixed into the balloon, while the other end is fixed to his ear.
After blocking his nose and mouth he pumps air in the balloon through his ears. He takes 5-7 minutes to blow the balloon properly.
Sanjay is the son of Bhanwar Lal Sharma who is a physical training instructor in a local school. He has participated in state level football competitions and also represented the state in a cycling competition.