Author Archives: prashant bhatt

About prashant bhatt

A doctor in Imaging, photographer, writer likes to read and travel. A regular diarist, journaling since 1983 Reading journal : gracereadings.com

Reading journals-On Characters

  Asking questions, keeping files, making reading journals make the reading process more rich. Let us look at some characters-brought to life by the director David Lean. A PASSAGE TO INDIA This summer we went into dissection of some characters. … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Journal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Flow and Happiness

In his book-Flow-Mihaly Ciskszentmihalyi writes- On Reading The skills involved in reading include not only literacy but also the ability to translate words into images, to empathize with fictional characters, to recognize historical and cultural contexts, to anticipate turns of … Continue reading

Posted in Canada 150 years | Leave a comment

Selfish ?

Paul Theroux says in his book-Dark Star Safari that he despised the word- Retired- and equated it with surrender. On occasion of Canada 150, I spent some time reflecting on facets of Canadian life -through discussions with Seniors and reviewing my Reading Journal Continue reading

Posted in Canada 150 years, Everyday History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Missing Chapters

Anne Lamott said of writing- You can do it the way you used to clear the dinner dishes when you were thirteen, or you can do it as a Japanese person would perform a tea ceremony, with a level of … Continue reading

Posted in Canada 150 years, photography | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bradley Museum-50 years

The many manifestations and significance of having a Community museum were spoken about. Later, over the strawberry cake and lemonade , we went through some personal memories associated with this Museum. Then we walked through the Anchorage-the house of Captain … Continue reading

Posted in Canada 150 years | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Around Father’s day-2017

My father introduced me to libraries, inculcated the love of the written word in me, and over the years, this has enriched life in many ways. Continue reading

Posted in Canada 150 years, life, Walks | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Around Mother’s Day-2017

My father lost his mother when he was less than five years old. His Elder Cousin sisters shaped his life and family experiences in many ways. As their grandsons got married recently, I looked back at some legacies and places associated with the family. Continue reading

Posted in Family Marriages | Tagged , , | Leave a comment