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Chandigarh Carnival, eight months ago – 19

Snake charmers are a dying breed in India. wildlife protection laws, PETA and their kin, and changing lifestyles have made them a rare sight in most Indian cities. Many have segued into other fields. This group, led by their formidable looking chief, mesmerized their audience with some lovely tunes. The boss had a hypnotic gaze, developed over decades of staring down snakes into submission….

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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. 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, eight months ago – 19

  1. What is killing them off ? ; )

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    Posted by williamleeone | 19/08/2016, 2:49 AM
  2. Beautiful costumes. Did you see a cobra?

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    Posted by lorigreer | 17/08/2016, 7:39 PM
  3. Oh my gosh the orange just popped out before my eyes!! And speaking of eyes, I recognize that “glaze” because that is how my eyes become when I am “fixated” on the world of Mother. Dazzlingly beautiful!! Thank you!!! ❤

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    Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 17/08/2016, 6:02 PM
  4. You are really lucky to attend this carnival, somehow I missed the opportunity. Wonderful photographs.

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    Posted by bsingh2016 | 17/08/2016, 3:14 PM

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