The Battle of Ramprasad- and how Modern Medicine lost.

Ramprasad was eighty six. He sat in his backyard, chatting with his friend, Ahmed Yousef. They were neighbours for decades, and had lost their wives years ago. It was natural that they became close friends. Ahmed was also Ramprasad’s personal physician. “I am ready to die, daktar sab,” Said Ramprasad. “I am always breathless, and […]

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Dr. Masal Dosai, AYUSH and the aggrieved Doctors:

Suppose you are in the kingdom called Indus land. You are a member of one of the prominent families in the region. The family manages the sanitary activities of the Kingdom- an important function. The King gives your family some powers over the people. Look after their toilets, for instance. The people are happy. They […]

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Body weight and Diabetes

It was 1997. I had just finished MBBS. For a short period, I stayed at home. One day I met Raman Menon and family from the house nearby. It was many years since we met. Raman Menon was in his early seventies. He had made his fortune in the Middle East. That was his ticket […]

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