Prashant Bhatt

Shara Jraba.Tripoli,Libya 2008

Gathering from oral history and narrative traditions, we  explore issues relating to common working people. Narratives relating to the hopes and aspirations of the expatriate workers in Tripoli region form part of our Mass observation project.

Issues relating to management and professionalism are discussed in our weekly meeting of the Tripoli Reading Group. Themes relating to art, aesthetics, photography have been part of a journal, as part of the life interests.

You can visit the different subsections in the Archives –

https://prashantbhatt.com/archives/

Tripoli Reading group-Shara Jraba  July 1.2010  The reading group has taken a life of it’s own.There are different types of books different members read. A small girl tells me “Good Morning”..I correct her-It is Good Afternoon now.She does not know how to say Good afternoon.Gave her a Picture book.On the other end are the teachers-

“I told my daughter to read Kant properly as if you do not, you will not be able to understand any of the philosophers  who followed. I myself just read Kant sporadically.A little here a little there.”    Different levels.Different Good Mornings. Different horizons.

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I was born in Delhi, on Nov 27,1967, the first child of Prem Narain Bhatt and Nirja Bhatt (nee Uniyal).I spent most of my childhood in Pune, studying in Loyola and St.Vincent’s and later in Army Public school in Delhi.Road running was one of my first hobbies. (Half-marathon completed in 1984). This has evolved into going for long walks, to hill temples around Pune, Shimla, Mussoorie, Rishikesh and the monument gardens of Delhi, and now the beaches in and around Tripoli, Malta and Greater Toronto Area (GTA) .

My father Brigadier Prem Narain Bhatt, a medical doctor specializing in Anesthesiology helped shaped my early thinking regarding science. My grandfather Professor Ganesh Prasad Uniyal (Professor of Political Science-Banaras Hindu University)  helped nurture an early interest in social history. The habit of keeping notes was instilled in me by my uncle Professor Ram Prasad Nawani, a mathematician and educationist who was the Dean at Sagar University, MP.

Some related blogs

 https://prashantbhatt.com/family-photographs/

https://prashantbhatt.com/2008/12/23/with-the-person-who-taught-me-to-make-notes/

I am a medical doctor, trained as a radiologist, with over 21 years experience in this field. I  have two sons Sagar (born Feb 28 1999) and Sahil (born 18 th Sep 2000) now studying in Peel School Board , Mississauga, Ontario, Canada http://schools.peelschools.org/1353/Pages/default.aspx

with-sagar-and-sahil-at-cec-bnhs-goregaon

Bombay Natural History Society,Goregaon,Mumbai,March 2009

Exploring the music in forests-With Sagar and Sahil-

Sanjay Gandhi National Park-Mumbai.Bombay Natural History Society

Sagar learnt guitar with two experienced teachers-Maben Oswald and Tony Pace. As he enters his teens he is now more interested in movies. Kindle is one of his favourites. Rick Riordan is his favorite author. Environmental issues are another window of learning.

Sahil is a keen student of Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. In his Mumbai days he used to do track and field. He is a keen and observant writer.

Photography is my keen interest and I did a 6 month basic course from School of Fototechnik Delhi.

museum-of-fine-arts

Learning from Chekhov-Museum of Fine Arts, Malta,May 2007

Musings with my friend Chekov-Museum of Fine Arts-Malta

I have taken part in joint exhibitions in photography. Traveling, reading, writing (recording narratives of common people), sketching are my other interests.In my student and residency days, I used to write regularly on issues relating to working people.Now, having lived and worked in the Arab world, I have an added perspective of the issues facing the common working people.

Walks in Museums- Royal Ontario Museum-2014 ..celebrating 100 years of ROM..Every object has a story

Walks in Museums- Royal Ontario Museum-2014 ..celebrating 100 years of ROM..Every object has a story

24 Responses to Prashant Bhatt

  1. Pingback: Articles-Excerpts-Links on This Blog « Prashantbhatt’s Weblog

  2. Dr shrirang R Rane says:

    Nice to know about you man
    Remember me?
    I am in Bombay.

  3. prashantbhatt says:

    Hi Rane! Of course I remember you very well.
    My first Registrar, and one who introduced me
    to Old Resident’s hostel KEM, and guided and helped
    me in my initial days in Mumbai.
    Should meet at Ram Bhai mess some time to have
    Vada Pav and Seera-Upma
    Regards
    PB

  4. nirmal says:

    Prashant you truely amazing,read ur articles
    right from Bijwasan land lord to your mentor on
    note making – ur mausaji. That man is simply great

  5. prashantbhatt says:

    Thanks Nirmal Bhabhiji

    Check this out
    http://prashantbhatt.blog.co.uk/2009/09/24/at-lodhi-again-7028669/

    And
    This one..Remembering dear Guddu Bhai
    (http://www.chowk.com/articles/14679

  6. meet says:

    please reply soon.

  7. prashantbhatt says:

    Hello Meet
    I am Sagar.We are going to St.Edward’s college.
    http://www.stedwards.edu.mt/

    Today I had my first guitar lesson with a teacher
    (Mr.Tony Pace) who has been teaching for 36 years,

    It is raining in Malta today.
    Regards from Sagar

  8. dcde says:

    I admire your time spending other than Radiology which make all of us happy coming incontact with you

    • prashantbhatt says:

      Thank you sir, for your encouragement. This December we will repeat our walk by Lake Michigan
      Only this time, we will go a bit later than the early morning hour (when night turns into day) which
      was I think, a bit taxing last time.

      Waiting to meet you soon…Panera, McCormick, Thai…and lot of talks and advice.
      I repeat the mantra you told me regularly.. Thanks for everything

  9. sam sullivan says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am currently a student and will be coming to Libya at the end of February 2012 to do research and would very much like to meet you. I am investigating defection but would like to get a doctor’s perspective on the casulties of the uprising. Would this be something that you would be interested in?

    Kind Regards,

    Sam Sullivan.

    • Dear Sam
      You are welcome to come and discuss anything.
      I have been witness to casualties from both sides and general Libyan population.
      Regarding defection-It depends on what you want and whether a medical doctor
      will be able to provide that type of information.
      I do write general articles (www.chowk.com/writers/2323) and if you
      go through them, you will get an idea about my area of interest.
      regards
      Prashant

  10. Gail Wiggins says:

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  13. jackie376 says:

    I imagine you live quite an interesting and fulfilling life!
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  15. tsizzles says:

    Hi Prashant, I know it’s late but I nominated you for the “Blog Of The Year” award. Check it out:
    http://writersfield.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/

  16. tsizzles says:

    Hi Prashant, thanks so much for the follow. Really appreciate it. May your year be filled with blessings and promises.

  17. Bharat Karia says:

    Visited Mamta and the children in Mississauga. They are doing well!

    Had a great time.

  18. Bob Mills says:

    Just wanted to say what a fascinating blog you have. Also to thank you for kindly visiting and liking my own.
    I shall look forward to returning again soon.
    Warm regards
    Bob

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