Identity

Who are you and who am I? A mere body, a soul in disguise. The clouds and the rain, The fear and the pain. The rainbow in the sky, The relief in every sigh. The pebble and the stone, The queen and the drone. The sun and moon, A little late but yet soon. The…

Hear them out, please!

It is heart breaking to come across these many cases of suicides in the recent past. And what is more painful is the fact that these are kids, merely in their teenage. To analyse, let us all go back into our past when we were teens. I am sure we all had a difficult time,…

Incidence no. 15

I was about to fall asleep last night when the cupboard door banged shut.  Everyone heard it. Maybe I had left it open, I don’t remember or maybe I hadn’t.

Trust me, I don’t remember you…

Nothing changes in a day to day basis, but when you look back everything has changed. The once very careful you who has now least bothered about everything. Like, you’ve finally made up with life, accepted it the way it is.  The once curious you who is now not interested whatsoever. Like, you’ve learnt all…

Stop following me… (Incidence no. 14)

A few days have passed since my  re-encounter with the smell. Putrifying and rancid. Purely, rotten meat. Months ago, I was at my aunt’s place when it happened first. The night was restless and cold, as I slept on the new bed.  Twisting and turning, I tried to make it to morning when I finally…

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…