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Chandigarh carnival eight months ago – 16 (Bits and Baubles)

Some costume jewellery on display…

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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.


14 thoughts on “Chandigarh carnival eight months ago – 16 (Bits and Baubles)

  1. So pretty ! I saw tons in Udaipur , was too busy shopping to click any 😦
    The jhumkas look like mini chandeliers. I got six of them and wanted some more !

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    Posted by thatmishmash | 23/08/2016, 2:46 PM
  2. Way to go capturing these earrings. India really does have some stunning bright colors in clothing and accessories. These are so cool! 🙂 ❤

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    Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 17/08/2016, 6:18 AM
    • Thank you AmyRose! They were too colorful to resist. I’m glad you liked them. 🙂

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      Posted by hbhatnagar | 17/08/2016, 6:40 AM
      • I LOVE color, and in fact trying to convince the young woman who does my hair to put RED in my hair. This woman seems scared of red. This time around I will point out THIS COLOR and no other. 😉 I love vibrant colors, sparkles too, and always have been drawn to Indian styles. Love silk as well. 🙂

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        Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 17/08/2016, 6:59 AM
      • Red is considered auspicious in Hinduism.
        I’m sure the red would look lovely on you. 🙂

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        Posted by hbhatnagar | 17/08/2016, 9:10 AM
      • Curious minds would like to know why. I see a lot of orange in India. I can only wear certain tones of red and very little of it. Red can be a very “harsh” color but when used appropriately and with the right shades it is beautiful. 🙂

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        Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 17/08/2016, 6:11 PM
      • Saffron is the particular shade of orange that you see in India everywhere. Red is more associated with the female divine, saffron is associated with valor and sacrifice.
        Red is a strong color but I am sure you’ll carry it. 🙂

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        Posted by hbhatnagar | 17/08/2016, 7:09 PM
      • Yes red is a strong color and that is why I am very careful as to the tones and shades of red I wear and will have in my hair. Subtle. Not in your face RED. If you could see my clothes closet, I have very little red in it and when I do wear it, I must be in the right frame of mind to do so. Saffron orange on the other hand I have lots of in my closet. 🙂 It is warm and it just feels so good wearing it. Orange is the color of creativity. Maybe that is why I am so drawn to it. 🙂

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        Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 17/08/2016, 7:12 PM
  3. Great shots of these beautiful Indian Jewelry!

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    Posted by Amy | 16/08/2016, 5:52 PM
  4. Good job snapping these!

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    Posted by Victo Dolore | 16/08/2016, 4:36 PM

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