The incredible meaninglessness of being?

I read The brief history of time as soon as it came out in print. There are better books explaining modern physics. But I guess it became a best seller partly not just because the author, Stephen Hawking was  a legendary physicist.  Wasting away terminal motor neuron disease, he was confined to a wheelchair, unable […]

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Why not Trump?

Why should we bother at all about American elections? Well. At one level, the question is just. In international relations, No one is another one’s loyal friend. Every friendship is only strategic. Trump or Biden, the relationship between India and the US is going to be largely based on pure strategic concerns, shorn of emotions. […]

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Age and Marriage: Shed arbitrariness!

When I became an adult, not marrying was not really an option. No, Sir. It was when I was doing my residency that my parents informed me that they were ‘looking’ for a girl for me. That I may also have been ‘looking’ for one did not occur to anyone- alas! Such were the blasted […]

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The Encounter with the Scourge.

“Go to the ID ward. There is a lymph node biopsy” The Senior Resident ordered. I was the second year Resident. It was the year 2000. A small jolt of dread colored my mind. ‘ID Ward’. People talk about it in whispers, in JIPMER. It was the medicine men who go there. We surgeons did […]

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