The ‘Hyperhealthy’ Good Old Days

I was seeing my friend’s granny after almost twenty years. Our gang used to hang out in his house during our med school days. She was ninety six. It was nice to see that her intellect was as sharp as ever. I had some questions for her. Nearly a century of memories were not to […]

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Tobacco and the search for truth

I went to a government public school in Trichur in Kerala. There the boys start smoking early. My friend and classmate Anees Ibrahim started in the sixth standard. I don’t know where he got the money to get cigarettes and beedis from, but he was smoking all the time. Whenever the teacher was not in […]

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Ideology- Tales that thrill- and kill

A venerable old official sleeps at a meeting. The Dictator orders him killed. It is interesting to think that the Dictator was originally part of a plan for the salvation of all mankind- a plan for an equal and just society. Let us go back a few years. At a meeting to felicitate Stalin, as […]

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