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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 …