Category: Stories

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Why Am I A Doctor?

In this stir-crazy moment when every one of us is confined (or should I say must be confined) inside the boundaries of our homes, I thought, why not to turn some pages of my doctor’s diary and share them with you. No, these aren’t ben-Trovato. Hypermnesia? Yes, you may call it that. This page is…
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March 24, 2020 1

Ageing gracefully

Perhaps compare to the rest of the day, the Sun looks most beautiful in the twilight when the cloudy wrinkles enhance its aesthetic features making it glow with the trueness of its colours. Hi Shishir; Surprised? Oh! Don’t be. My voice sounds a little shaded yet so familiar. you should look at my picture, the…
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October 6, 2019 2

Bark For Heart

Oddity has a way of attracting attention and surely a canny-canine like him couldn’t help smelling the nefarious intention behind this walk for health shit, so he barked. TOM wasn’t just an ordinary dog born yesterday, he had seen this luxurious lifestyle dig deeper into the urban human lifestyle. since the time he was born…
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September 30, 2019 3

2.1… Mission Aborted

The odds were strictly against him, one in a million chance, especially with the past experience of several failed attempts by his ancestors to explore the unmanned territory but he was hopeful, rather confident. The backup team had worked very hard. All preliminary and advance level testing were in place the launch pads were checked,…
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September 13, 2019 0

एक डॉक्टर की मौत

Light from the central lighting dome attached to the ceiling beamed on the focused operative area as the patient lay suspended under the influence of the anaesthetic drugs. Had she not been oblivious to the outside world she would surely have felt the tension pulsating in every nook and corner of the operating theatre. But…
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September 16, 2018 10


Some dates, by sheer virtue of the ghoulish and invective nature of happenings on those days, have the potential to inscribe your supple consciousness in such a way that the imprint casted stays much longer than  your wishful liking, sometimes for life. More you want them to fade away, the darker and more sinister the…
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May 7, 2016 1


Head held high, posture taut, prying eyes covered with proxy spectacles, legs stretched apart and hands akimbo. That was my first visual of her. As I entered the paediatric ward on the seventh floor of the hospital building, I saw her standing on the patient’s bed, enacting a teacher’s scold and an elderly staff affectionately…
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January 5, 2016 0

Doctor’s Diary ….. welcome to Dadri

Welcome to Dadri   Mid April is the time of year when pleasant fragrance of spring starts to fade away and painful pangs of summer come knocking at Delhi’s door. It is the time of the year when schools reopen and children start exhibiting the excitement of new class , new bag and new books…
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January 5, 2016 2

Doctor’s Diary…….story -1

Private practice………my first encounter with reality   It was January 2003 when I left Bareilly to join Meerwati Nursing Home , Dadri ,a small town near Delhi .  As a paediatrician it was  my first independent assignment . Having  completed post graduation in paediatrics from one of the best medical college of Mumbai and the…
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