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Chandigarh carnival, six months ago – 5

Continuing with the Patiala troupe, this man, and you can see he’s no bony skeleton, managed to manoeuvre his body through two bamboo sticks tied together. He couldn’t use his hands either…



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.


10 thoughts on “Chandigarh carnival, six months ago – 5

  1. I love watching such events. I miss India!


    Posted by Jaspreet Singh | 24/12/2016, 6:46 AM
  2. OMG ! And the paramedics are still aiding the guys with the rebar in their groins ! It is amazing what the human body is capable of, isn’t it ? ; )

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by williamleeone | 07/07/2016, 8:46 AM
  3. Lovely capture πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Alok Singhal | 06/07/2016, 8:09 PM
  4. Incredible strengths… Thank you for the festival series, Dr. Hb! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 06/07/2016, 7:24 PM
    • Thank you Amy. I wish I’d had a camera and the sense to take such shots in childhood, the feats I remember were amazing! I’m glad you’re liking these snapshots of an art almost lost. πŸ™‚


      Posted by hbhatnagar | 06/07/2016, 7:40 PM

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