Doctors – the Vulnerable Elite!

Sunday, March 12th, 2017. Not such a ‘Happy Holi’ after all! While the entire country was trying to burn evil, the devil was burning a Doctor, the one they call God-like. 11 p.m. Dhule, Maharashtra. A young man was brought to the government hospital which lacked the facility of a ‘CT scan’ and was asked…

The World Congress on Drug Discovery and Development, 2016, Bangalore!

Where do I start! As pharmacologists, the idea of a world congress on drug discovery and development, along with the presence of eminent personalities like our honourable President and Prime Minister, lured most of us into taking a trip to Bangalore. As an excited student, an amount of rupees 4.5K didn’t seem much back then….

Placebo!

A placebo, in Latin means, ‘I shall please’. It may, however, be defined as a pharmacologically inert substance (saline solution or starch tablets) that seems to produce an effect similar to what would be expected of a pharmacologically active substance. History The Placebo Effect was first mentioned at the Cornell conference of therapy in 1946….

Incidence no. 13

I wonder why do such things happen in the night! Anyways… I was fast asleep, in my dreamworld, when I heard her scream, “Dearie!” The fear in that scream was palpable. It was my mother’s voice. I got up with a start just to find my mom sleeping peacefully. What a relief! Just a bad…

Another ‘Torrential Tuesday’???

It’s been more than a decade since Mumbai was faced with the trauma of floods. Is today another 26th July, 2005? Pouring, like it won’t stop, these rains. A fear rises in the minds, Let it not be another flood! Not again, not this time. The stranded past, flashes; The cries of the babies, The…

The Sunset

An evening, mid monsoon, mid July, when the shadow overcast had taken a break, they spent the evening, under the setting sun. The scorching heat burnt their skins while the cold breeze calmed those burns. They waited for two hours, two long hours, to watch the sky glow. Behind the grey clouds, the sun remained shy,…

Incidence no. 12

19.06.2016 6.30 p.m. No ones home, but me. Studying, finishing my  syllabus for my Thursday presentation, I, in my room. Easy distractions, here and there, I get up, thirsty, thinking, ‘May be I will make some tang for myself’. Filling myself up with a glassful of tang, I head back to my room. Peripheral vision, a bitch…

A mood swing???

I have absolutely convinced that almost all of you have gone through it, the phases!  Everything goes smoothly till one fine day you just lose it, your calm, your composure. The emptiness fill you up, to the brim. And you do not know why! You are cranky, frustrated and tired of everything around you, within…

A Gift, Unexpected.

Satisfied, she wakes, Corporeal, her happiness, Memories, of the previous night, Wonderful, marvellous, Bare intentions, serpentine, Thirst quenching, In a draft of emotions, She lays, observing, A heart, hitting the ribs, Heaving, rhythmically, a chest, Naked, unguarded, A shoulder, contoured, Perfect, responsible, A recurring thump, carotids, A face, so calm, dreaming, Harmless, Innocent, An unintentional…

Incidence no. 11

Ever sat ALONE in a Library? I was, a few days back, preparing for my group activity. It was just past noon, people had gone out for lunch. As I didn’t feel very hungry, I waited back. That was a mistake. All quiet all around, not a sound but that of my breath. I was…

The Perfect Kiss!

She was a little short, He was a little tall. She had to stand on her toes, He had to bow a little. Her chin raised up, in pride, His chin bent down, in humbleness. Their eyes met, And the hearts beat together. They found their heaven, In each other arms.    

Oh my crescent love!!!

Miles apart, Smiling in the loneliness, In you black garb, So adorable you seem, To pull you close, Is all I want, On this moonlit night, Oh my crescent love!