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.
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Walking in Strasbourg – 10

One bird rests and another keeps flying…

Walking in Strasbourg – 9

The sound of the plane reminded us that we had not traveled back in time….

Walkin in Strasbourg – 8

I wondered what lay behind those (what I assume are) attic windows…

Walking in Strasbourg – 7

The shop windows were so tastefully decorated and so inviting, I ended up buying my first cliched souvenirs.

Walking in Strasbourg – 6

After the cathedral, we went for a stroll through petit France, the quaint old neighborhood of Strasbourg, pretty much untouched by most modern architectural blights. The ornate carved timber was a treat to behold, as were the window-sills stocked with bric-a-brac

Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you Jen for nominating me! 🙂 It’s been ages since I got a nomination. Do visit Jen’s blog, it’s an inspiration to read her courageous and honest chronicling of her struggle with anxiety; not everyone can be so open about their own self. RULES: Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post … Continue reading

Walking in Strasbourg – 5

A street musician in Strasbourg. I loved the dog in the guitar case. 🙂 I tried to get the man to look at the camera and smile a little, but he refused to acknowledge my presence… I decided the dog was a little better as the model.

New word Tuesdays

Nutwork – What most network channels have devolved to these days. Also many youtube channels.

Cathedral square

And since I am fond of panoramic views (and slow-motion videos) to the point of weirdness, here’s one of the square outside Strasbourg cathedral.  

Pretty maids all in a row

A part of the Strasbourg carnival parade.