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The definition of violence by World Health Organization (WHO, 2010) is actual or threatened violence done intentionally and unintentionally by using physical force, against any person leading to death, harm, injury and maladaptive behavior or deprivation.

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The Pediatric Special Care Unit: A World to Behold

January 9, 2017 – 5:09 AM |

Working in a Pediatric Special Care Unit, I came to know through an array of experiences that special care is, in fact, not so special. Coming across different situations everyday in such an environment made …

Embracing the Fickleness of Time

November 15, 2016 – 12:51 AM |

A great movie is one that leaves you thinking, questioning reality, your life and all things in general, and not in the superficial way a lecture does, but in a deeper more relaxed kind of …

The Cocktail of Life: A Mélange of Sweet, Sour, Salty and Spice

October 28, 2016 – 11:52 PM |

Life, in many respects, is a one-way ticket on an unknown train; you don’t know where it leads to or how it ends. Through this journey we enjoy the cocktail of life—a mélange of sweet, …

Understanding the Story of Violence in the Name of Honour

August 11, 2016 – 9:00 PM | One Comment

In an Honour-based community, the man is defined as the head of family. He is the defender of the family’s Honour; it’s his responsibility to defend against any behaviour that might be seen as shameful …

Medication Errors: The Fine Lines between Palliation and Tribulation

April 7, 2016 – 9:42 PM |

The incident took place on my clinical placement in a busy ward in a government hospital. A 3rd year student nurse was assisting his mentor with the morning drugs and doctors round was also being …

Turning Autumns to Spring: Writing Our Parts in the Book of Life

January 22, 2016 – 8:24 PM |

Even before I entered the delivery room I heard her scream. It was the first week of my internship. Though Dhaka Medical College Hospital, my workplace, is the biggest hospital in Bangladesh, it is always …

Struggling to Save the Chronically Ill: The Battles between Love and Difficult End-of-Life Decisions

January 12, 2016 – 5:23 PM |

Running like tigers, pulling crash carts, yelling for help, generating rush calls, keeping a distressed family’s uncontrolled aggression on an even keel – all this had become routine for the hospital’s medical unit staff. Looking …

Ode to a Medical Student: A Note of Gratitude for Driving Me Toward Life!

January 11, 2016 – 9:16 PM |

To begin at the beginning, the beginning of my daughter’s life, and the beginning of my illness, I must take you back to early December 1971. I had just come home from the hospital after …

On the Road to Healing Hearts and Lives – The Heart-felt Story of a Heart

January 11, 2016 – 8:32 PM |

In certain cases, words cannot be truer than those of Elizabeth Blackwell:
‘The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for …

Letter to a Patient

November 1, 2015 – 6:59 PM |

“As I am reaching the end of my career ,this detachment has started to fade. I am less frightened by failure – I have come to accept it and feel less threatened by it and …

Of Moss Covered Pathways and Scraped Knees

June 11, 2015 – 11:33 PM |

In my grandpa’s garden were three coconut trees. A squirrel had nested in the tallest one of them but a family of crows also had its eye on the leafy top for the same purpose. …

The Hare and the Tortoise: A Tale Retold

April 29, 2015 – 2:46 PM |

Once upon a time, there lived a Hare and a Tortoise. It was finally time for them to embark on a journey.The journey of life. The tortoise seemed unusually anxious. He said, “ Hare, I …

The Storybook Called “Hospital”: A Glimpse into How Life Unfolds

November 29, 2014 – 11:18 AM |

“Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Five years ago, around this time, I was with great, eager, flurry-some interest; scrambling to apply to as many institutions of …