Heart of the Matter

Spending time with children is a rejuvenating experience; a course correction of sorts. It helps one remember, with help from the innocent clarity of a child’s vision, what is wrong, what is right and what one should be thankful to God for. I often try to steal some time away from my daily schedule to... Continue Reading →


Motorcycle Nation

I have a peculiar aversion to motorcycles, the reasons of which are not particularly difficult to fathom. It is not only the sheer numbers of these ‘hell horses’ and the way people drive them,  but also the noise they create and the number of road traffic accidents they cause and the death and disability that... Continue Reading →


When Raghav was wheeled in to the emergency room, he was barely conscious. Between lurches of delirium all he could remember was turning a bend in the road while riding his motorcycle when he was blinded by a pair of headlights. The next memory he had was that of noises, lots of noises, and movement,... Continue Reading →

Another Day in The Clinic

One day as I left the outpatient consultation area, I almost banged in to a couple who were rushing in the opposite direction. ‘Doctor saab, please have a look at my child. He has been running a fever for the last one week and has not eaten anything.’ I hesitated and turned to look closely... Continue Reading →

Ganapati: A Microsurgeon’s God

Microsurgery is a young speciality, being not more than forty or fifty years old. It is the surgery of the structures too small to be seen by the human eye. The magnifying loupe or the operating microscope is the microsurgeon’s constant companion, operating without them is a near impossibility. Microsurgery was born sometime in the... Continue Reading →

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