The power of two (Gametes)

We study almost 5 years, only about what could go wrong in our bodies.Trust me,  there really is A LOT.The tiniest mistake in a single cell’s strand of DNA, while we’re still floating in our mothers womb , a mass of cells which decided to be rebellious could result in something catastrophic. Your entire being…

4 years in : What changed? (Part 2)

A little detail about me before I begin this post : I am going to be the first doctor in the whole of my family, immediate and extended family, near and far relatives, paternal and maternal side, everything included. Literally, the first. So obviously what little knowledge I had about this field, during my pre…

4 years in: What changed?

You know how when you’re in school, nearing high school and people start to ask you what you want to be when you grow up, three options pop in your head (Only applicable if you’re of Indian descent) Teacher ,doctor or engineer.Yeah well it was only two for me. Teacher?No way! Why would I want…

Words and Deeds

It’s Friday evening. I step into the dimly lit lobby and I am wafted by the smell of shampoo, conditioner and other hair care products. Three pairs of eyes look at me. “Yes?” asks the seemingly senior looking lady among the three. “I need to wax my legs”, I answer meekly. Wait, before you decide…

Back to the grind

I can finally breathe.Two months of living on a strict timetable, studying all day, counting my 5 hours of sleep by the minute.All motivated by one goal, you would think it is to top the exam or something but really… it’s just to pass. There is no winning in med school is there? Well that…

More to it than it seems

Before I begin this post I must tell you this, (not really) Watson and I are suckers for Random Acts of Kindness. We adore stories of people who do good deeds without expecting anything in return and are the reason for someone’s smile.  So even though today’s post has fresh content, it still revolves around…

The enemy within

On account of studying in a different state than my parents I have come to travel alone a lot. Which is great for me because travel stories make for good content (if you’ve read our posts you’ll know). By virtue of this, I’ve had the fortune only few have, of meeting new people and listening…

It’s the outside that matters

A long time ago or to be precise 5 years ago, back when I was in the 12th grade, my English professor asked my class if we would take a pledge with her.It was just another casual day and I don’t know what prompted her to do this, nevertheless curious as we were about what…

Friday the 13th (the day after)

This is not a story of Friday the 13th. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the story of Saturday the 14th. The 14th of October that I was scheduled to go home for the long Diwali weekend and also my old man’s big 50. Needless to say I was buzzing with baseline excitement all day. But…

Pre- exam syndrome.

I have an exam tomorrow and I’m supposed to be at my table, with a cup of coffee trying to cram as much as I possibly can in the limited period of time. But here I am writing a new blog post. Current mental status : Super annoyed ; so bear with me as I…