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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. I was, and am suffering from depression and things had gotten out of control. I had chronicled it in my posts, but I have removed them. Not because I wanted to hide that facet of my life; if that were the case, I wouldn't be writing this. But I was lucky to come across many, many wonderful people out here who helped me. Even if it was just to post and tell me I wasn't alone. I can't tell you how thankful I am for all of you. I've tried since, to tell my own story as an attempt at catharsis (didn't work) and as a means of telling others that they weren't alone either, not in their depression, nor in their cutting or burning, nor in their thoughts of and attempts at suicide. 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 dark 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. 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. I am a depressive, have been for some time, so some things do trigger me for no rhyme or reason; I don't expect anyone to understand that this happens, just maybe accept that it does. If not, I am sorry.


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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