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Most of wherever you go in India, you’ll find the kites designed so. These are Indian fighting kites, not meant for simply soaring into to blue yonder. They are meant to engage in battles – the idea is to loop your kite-string around another’s and with a sharp tug, cut the other one’s string and watch his kite flail and flutter as it it falls. Children make a game of following the kite as it falls and catching it where it falls. Owners Keepers!



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.


20 thoughts on “Kite

  1. Love this. Love kites. Love the bright colours you always seem to have

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    Posted by looneybitch | 13/06/2016, 2:12 PM
  2. The Kite Runner…

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    Posted by Mick Canning | 12/06/2016, 3:45 PM
  3. Reminds of the book The Kite Runner. And yes Kites are a part of India, you see them in every city but more in the small ones!

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    Posted by rehmanjafar | 12/06/2016, 11:57 AM
    • I miss the kite-fights…Maybe they still occur in smaller towns in the hinterland but kites have all but disappeared from bigger cities. :/

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      Posted by hbhatnagar | 12/06/2016, 5:54 PM
      • I see them in the dense parts of Delhi, like in Old Delhi but yes that is slowly disappearing. People have offices to attend and then come back and spend their time in those long buildings.

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        Posted by rehmanjafar | 12/06/2016, 6:45 PM
      • And no one sends their kids out in the dusty streets anymore…….


        Posted by hbhatnagar | 12/06/2016, 6:50 PM
      • Well they have a reason that’s I believe is strong enough. Life has changed, i reckon you are a student yourself or new at job? Just asking to make sure that we belong to the same generation.

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        Posted by rehmanjafar | 12/06/2016, 7:08 PM
      • You reckon wrong. πŸ™‚
        I’ll be 40 in a few months. I have lived those times when a bicycle was all you needed to cross the town, and there was no way your parents could be sure you were safe. I know the reasons why parents do what they do to keep their kids safe, but I also know that doesn’t make it any better….

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        Posted by hbhatnagar | 13/06/2016, 6:13 AM
      • Oh, that was a terrible guess! Well, you sure know and have experience more than I have. I reckon that time was better, one of the reasons being that it was simple. I remember going away on cycles with friends and without any phones, I remember meeting friends at one location without constantly calling them up and asking where are you? Then the phones came, the building obstructed the sunset and I grew up.

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        Posted by rehmanjafar | 18/06/2016, 10:21 PM
      • I was lucky in a sense that I had that time right through college; cellphones became ubiquitous only during my MD. Better or worse are subjective terms, but I wouldn’t trade my childhood for a more modern one! πŸ™‚

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        Posted by hbhatnagar | 19/06/2016, 5:46 AM
      • You are absolutely right, trading it with the modern one would be a bad-bad choice. So you are a MD, that is nice. I know almost nothing about you. It is however great to talk to you. πŸ™‚

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        Posted by rehmanjafar | 19/06/2016, 11:56 AM
      • Thanks for the complement and, ditto! πŸ™‚

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        Posted by hbhatnagar | 19/06/2016, 2:55 PM
      • πŸ™‚

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        Posted by rehmanjafar | 20/06/2016, 8:48 PM
  4. great post.

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    Posted by mukul chand | 12/06/2016, 10:04 AM

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