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Five photos, five stories – Part 2: The shy model

This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you, for giving me this challenge, you know how crazy silly I am for such things. 😀

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”


This boy and his friends saw me with a camera and were very interested in what I was doing. This kid wanted to get photographed in front of his new house, under construction. He was still too shy to tell me his name though! What struck me was that barely fifteen km away from where I lived, as the crow flies, he hadn’t heard of the city. His was such a circumscribed world! The trio of friends gleefully showed me other things along the road that they thought were worth photographing tough! 🙂

My nominee for today is



About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


12 thoughts on “Five photos, five stories – Part 2: The shy model

  1. What really glares out at me here is the difference in cultures. If I was to innocently photograph a child in the UK, it would be fiercely frowned upon. It’s shameful that we have become so tainted

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    Posted by Cat | 15/06/2015, 11:47 PM
    • I’ve heard this before and from very varied sources. Why are Brits so eager to assume Paedophilia?


      Posted by hbhatnagar | 16/06/2015, 6:12 AM
      • There has been so much historic abuse cases in the media and current ones and people are on paedophile high alert. If adults seen me photograph children, they would likely call the police and I would have A LOT of explaining to do. I love children and so does my dog, but I am very wary of conversation with kids out of view of the parent. It is sad and tragic, but unfortunately it is not necessarily wrong because we can never be too careful where our children are concerned. It just felt so strange to experience another culture in that one photo

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        Posted by Cat | 17/06/2015, 1:05 AM
  2. They like you and your camera. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 15/06/2015, 8:20 PM
  3. He’s adorable.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Sabiscuit | 15/06/2015, 1:19 PM

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