Just Do(ctor) It✅

By now you’d know that all of my posts begin with an explanation (irrespective of whether or not one has asked for it) as to why we were AWOL for so long. So for our 9 very diligent readers I’d like to tell y’all , this time we were on a hiatus because we were…

First, do no harm

“ Treat the patient not the diagnosis “ a little something I’ve heard so many times. It isn’t that I didn’t understand what it meant, but what meaning do quotes hold anyway if there isn’t a life experience to throw light on it. So here’s a little something which made those words ever so clear….

The Big D

(Decision) A few months ago: Person:“ Watson, what specialty are you interested in “ Me: “Not sure, but I most certainly know what I don’t want to pursue-Surgery” A month ago:  Person:“ Watson, do you know what specialty you want to pursue“ Me: “I haven’t decided yet “ After successfully getting through 4 medicine OPD’s,…

Humble beginnings

It’s been a month into our “compulsory rotatory internship” as they call it here and there’s so much we have to say about it! It’s going to be a long post. At the outset, apologies from us, for being so irregular on updating our blog. We’ve been busy among other things. But to start with,…

Winter is coming

Yeah, I wish. I wish winter was coming, but then I live in a tropical city. Here it either pours from the sky or the humidity makes my sweat glands pour. Its one or the other. What I meant was a med students’ winter and the gruelling days leading upto it…colder than the chilliest of…

Maybe you should see a “real” doctor

It’s been raining for a few weeks now, the trees look green, its gloomy outside, the air is moist with the smell of petrichor. Perfect weather for a cup of coffee and inspiration for a blog post eh? But apart from voices in my head coaxing me to slumber, my mind is blank. Writers block…

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…

Immortal remains

I am coming back home after attending my cousin’s funeral, a young and healthy boy of 21. It was a sombre occasion like you wouldn’t imagine. My aunt was a wreck and no words came to me that could offer her any comfort. There’s nothing to say, is there? I cried with her and came…

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?

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…