Dear Potions Master

Just like the boy who lived, I was terrible at balancing an equation and titrating acids and bases and everything that came in between, until I met you. I didn’t get why the electrons occupied a certain orbit or why mercury was the only metal, liquid at room temperature. You see, chemistry was never my…

It won’t be soon before long

With only 4 months of med school left I still feel like it was yesterday that I was the dreamy eyed 8 year old who without a speck of doubt said “I want to be a doctor.” The journey so far has been eventful to say the least. “Your tenth boards are very important” they…

The wind, the grass and the holy book

What helps us study #1 The clock is ticking, 50 pages to study, 100 things to talk about One topic down, a couple strolls by Sitting outside has its perks, we know who’s dating, who’s hating, what’s cooking and who’s stalking(us obviously) Another topic down and an ant crawls up D’s hand, she shrieks, the…

The eye sees what the mind knows

We are in paediatrics rotation now and just yesterday I witnessed something unreal. Three of us were standing in the feared-by-all-students doctor’s cabin, meekly in a corner. He was asking us questions and we were trying very hard to put our combined knowledge together and impress him while giving each other the side eye for…

Going with the flow

Back in our 3rd semester we had our first OBG rotations and more than two years later, we are back in OBG in our 8th semester. (So yes, the title’s pun is very much intended.) Its different this time. Not only has our knowledge reserve grown, but also we are taking OBG exam at the…

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…

A day in the life of

  (Not really) Watson : 5:15.Snooze.5:30.Snooze.5:45.About time right?I turn off the alarm.I wonder whether I can muster up the willpower to leave the comfort of my satin sheets.Will it be one of those days?Or will I lie to myself that I needed a little more sleep and go right back into hibernation.Ah what the hell,this…