Demonization of Doctors: #jesuisasur

The Durga Puja is not just a religious ceremony for Bengalis. To them, it is a cultural extravaganza, a carnival, and a riot of happiness that knows no caste, creed, color, religion or political affiliations. So, naturally, this has become an extremely lucrative opportunity to be exploited for economic gains by multiple stakeholders. The norm of the day are opulent arrangements, and thematic celebrations, where … Continue reading Demonization of Doctors: #jesuisasur

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Looking Back on Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Address

A hundred and twenty four years and one day ago, on 11th September, 1893, Swami Vivekananda took to stage at the Parliament of World’s Religions in Chicago and uttered those wonderful words which have since inspired generations of youth. As a student of the Ramakrishna Mission school system, I have remained enchanted by his words and his works, which have played a definite role in … Continue reading Looking Back on Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Address

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A Sacksophile Writes: Revisiting the Works of Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks is one of the many contemporary physicians who I have looked up to as a source of motivation and inspiration. Much before I read (or watched) Awakenings, I was accidentally introduced to the body of work by Sacks. While browsing through the volumes neatly stacked on the racks of a quaint bookshop in Safdarjang Enclave, New Delhi, I picked up a strangely titled … Continue reading A Sacksophile Writes: Revisiting the Works of Oliver Sacks

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Six years, half-a-million views, and a lost blog…

I have been wondering about what to do with the blog for a while now. As the title indicates, I have been blogging for almost six and a half years on this site, though I have been silent for the greater part of the last year or so. I have been fortunate enough to have well over half-a-million views. I have received a couple of … Continue reading Six years, half-a-million views, and a lost blog…

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