A Lot to Learn

Almost immediately after completing internship, I got a job in a Public Health Centre in Thoovar, a semi-rural hamlet in the outskirts. The PHC is the most basic unit of our Indian public health service. It was one of the thousands of vertebrae that together made up the backbone of the free healthcare provided by […]

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Entry- The end of teenage.

Many go for Medicine, for all the right reasons. Serve their fellow man (and woman!) in pain and suffering. Save the world- one patient at a time. But there are some, like me, who did it for reasons not quite so noble. Don’t get me wrong. I wanted to save the world. If it was […]

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The Big Guy

BANGALORE WAS colourful. We were sitting in the lobby of Hotel Excelsior. It was a breathtakingly posh seven-star hotel. Hafiz, Pradeep and I sat and stared all around, overwhelmed by the opulence of it all. The three of us were year-old surgeons. We had completed our MS only a year ago. We had come to […]

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The Secret

The posting in Dermatology was one, as an Intern, I had looked forward to. The full name of the specialty was Dermatology, Venearology and Leprology. In addition to diseases of the skin, it dealt with sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy. It was one of those cooler departments that an intern desperately looks forward to. I […]

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