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.
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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.
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.
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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
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.
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.