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New word Tuesdays

Screen-eyes – That furtive look when one tries so hard not to glimpse at their phone….


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.


5 thoughts on “New word Tuesdays

  1. Dear Dr. Hb, I have noticed some changes, and wondered if you are going through it again or just busy at work.
    Thank you for letting your blog friends know. We do care. I know it is not something within one’s control, but do take care if you can…
    Feel free to delete once you read it.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 12/10/2016, 5:22 PM
  2. I’m innocent of that crime. I usually bury my phone face down under a ton of cushions and on work days, leave it at home so I have nothing to avoid. By the way, are you digging the new WordPress update for Reader? It shows your subscriber count (how vulgar) and separates your related posts from related posts in WordPress. My screen is busy and it takes a long time to load. It is gnarly.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Sabiscuit | 11/10/2016, 9:14 AM
    • I am reading this as I reply to office mails…. Dang, I should have pled the fifth.. I haven’t seen the new reader, but counts? Does WP plan to become the online equivalent of mean girls?

      Liked by 1 person

      Posted by hbhatnagar | 11/10/2016, 9:19 AM
      • It is incredibly annoying. It only encourages more people to post about their stats. Counting, announcing and reading stats is not why I signed up to WordPress. I was thinking of writing to ask them to quit that. It takes endless seconds, up to a minute to load a post to write a comment.

        Liked by 1 person

        Posted by Sabiscuit | 11/10/2016, 9:26 AM

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