The Service- With Gaba Bamjee.

All my stories are set in an imaginary country, as you know. All the characters are pigments. Er..filaments… Pardon me; figments. That is right- figments of my imagination. But there was little imaginary about Shiv Kumar, a year senior to me In Medical School. Tall, Dark and wiry, he was endearing and hilarious; and not […]

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India and Covid- Is America worse? An angled view.

“Oh. God. Look at India! How horrible.” This is the refrain I hear from some of the world’s free media. They mean well. Probably. Without them, most of the truths about the world would lie buried under piles of hypernationalistic, ethno-chest-beating crap. The free media is indeed a modern-day wonder. The fact that such a […]

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Covid- How is it going to end.

It is the big question. And a lot of experts do agree on this. It isn’t. I mean, it is not going to end. That is the major possibility. It is going to be here, year after year, rearing its head on occasion, just like the common flu. A small percentage of people do get […]

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A story. And few simple questions:

———––——————————- Mandeep Kaur , a girl from punjab, got married to someone she didn’t know at a very young age, and had two children. She had very little choice in all this developments. This is not anything new. Her husband, one day, pushed her and the very young children out of the house. He didn’t […]

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Happiness and India – And a bit about Money.

A few years back, I had sifted through the scientific literature about human happiness. The journey was gripping. I wrote a book too- “Health and Happiness without Bullshit”. Measuring Happiness has become a fad. The recent “World Happiness Report” released by a UN agency, has put India in the 139 the position from a total […]

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