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A dance in the desert

Part of our Dubai desert experience was the camp where we got to taste some really good food and I got my first (and last) puffs of the hookah.

Apple cinnamon was the only flavor available but I posed like a zamindar nonetheless. 😀

After the sumptuous repast we got to witness a remarkable display of belly-dancing. Her control and timing were excellent (I do admit that I am no expert), and in the desert night, even with the huge floodlights focused on her, she managed to look like a floating cloud of color and sheer fluid poetry.

I tried experimenting with shutter settings to capture a sense of motion that would better demonstrate the experience I had. I know it’s not a virtuoso performance, but I think I have managed to convey a sense of what I wanted to convey.

The place, the night, the breeze, the mood, the dance, it all fit in so well…

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.

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4 thoughts on “A dance in the desert

  1. Wonderful shots of the belly dancer!! Love those swirls of pink …

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Julie@frogpondfarm | 29/03/2021, 12:39 AM
  2. I love watching belly dancers. Also I like the way you act like you’re totally smoking that apple cinnamon flavoured thingy. (Nice sneakers.)

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by ΠιCΘLΣ | 21/03/2021, 8:49 PM

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