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Ars gratia artis

Many among you might know I’m not a religious person, quite the opposite in fact; I have written a lot on this too and suffice it to say I keep religiosity at a gibbon’s arm’s length (they have very long arms….). This shot though was just begging to be taken. The light, the sun, the leafy twigs forming a crown, I couldn’t not try to shoot. There should be a couple more to follow, but I must reiterate that I am and will in all possibility stay, an atheist. So there! πŸ˜€


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.


9 thoughts on “Ars gratia artis

  1. Well I love photographing temples and churches, they really make for dramatic subjects! So my religious orientation has no effect whatsoever on my photography πŸ™‚ As for this, I wouldn’t have walked away without clicking it either.

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    Posted by Uday | 20/01/2016, 9:39 PM
  2. ‘Vera Cruz’ , something we often say in Church first came to my mind when I saw the picture and I have begun singing ‘The old rugged cross ‘. The leafy twigs for a crown …..awesome and to you remaining atheist ..Amen .

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    Posted by thatmishmash | 20/01/2016, 9:16 PM

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