Religion may make you stupid, but happy.

Most of us have had, I would presume, in our youth, elders who would have influenced you with their grasp of history, analytical ability and superior perspective. I met one of them, recently. He is not old enough to be senile. But he had become rather vacuous. He blabbered something about the Covid 19 being […]

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Love- and the Rodent’s Tale.

“Divorce commoner among the educated and rich!!” Ah. We are getting culturally degraded as we become well off. That is a good excuse to tank the economy and keep us in perpetual poverty. Clarity, anyone? Let us start with love. It happened when I was ten. I don’t even remember who she was. A strange […]

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Medicine- A Science in flux

A CARPENTER in his early fifties came to the OPD, complaining of weakness in his right arm. He was seen by Sooraj, one of our young assistant professors. I remember this patient well. I was a third year student at that time. The professor admitted him in the ward. Soon he could not lift his […]

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Gender, sex and article 377.

When I was a Plastic Surgery resident in the opening year of this century, pediatric plastic surgeons used to operate and turn any child, born with deformed genitals that were neither fully male nor female into: Female. That was easier.   Many advocated operating as soon as possible, so that, the ‘grandmother’ doesn’t assign any […]

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