It’s New Year again! Party time!! Parties are being planned and choicest of liquor has been stocked; we will read of thousands of arrests for drunken driving and hundreds of brawls after letting booze take you over. This piece was written on specific request of some wives who were terrorized watching their hubbies behave after few extra ones! The advice… Read more →
For most couples/ parents the schedule, roles & responsibilities are well set as most kids spend a large part of the day time at school. Weekends always have a plan/ to-do list/ some function to attend, etc. Life is cool and manageable. Come Christmas / new year holidays and the problems begin – more so if Christmas is not your… Read more →
Although dancing, today, is a social activity wherein most dancing is about having fun, recreation and self-expression; dance has always been a part of human culture, rituals and celebrations. Dance is an art form involving rhythmic movements to music or beats. Dancing is also an enjoyable way to be more physically active and stay fit. The principle advantage being that… Read more →
“A 24 yr boy, celebrating having got a bike at graduation, died on the spot when his bike hit a road divider! He was riding without a helmet, which his parents had gifted along with the bike”
May sound funny or as if I have lost my mind! People usually identify dehydration with loss of fluid from the body i.e. due to vomiting, diarrhoea, food poisoning, dysentery, heat stroke etc. Very true! This dehydration that occurs after fluid loss may even prove fatal, but at the same time one can get dehydrated even during winter months and… Read more →
One third cases seen by any family doctor fall under the umbrella of ‘seasonal ailments’. Monsoons bring malaria, dengue, viral fevers; summer brings heat boils, diarrhoea and heat stroke and the healthy appearing winter in addition to giving rosy cheeks has a high incidence of dry skin, with increasing in colds, sinus infections etc.
It is very common for people to walk into the clinic and proclaim, “Doc, I have tonsils! Do something.” Smilingly I say, “Welcome to the group! Even I have tonsils”. The look on their faces is worth a selfie 🙂
Times of India carried a big write-up on benefits of age old Indian practice of Kirtan and equated it to Sound Meditation. This ancient Indian practice of Kirtan (where scores of people get together and jointly sing devotional / religious songs, led by a lead singer – one who is conducting the Kirtan) has come of age and has been… Read more →
A young mother rushed into the clinic, screaming ‘save my child’. She was carrying a 1 year boy who was convulsing, frothing at the mouth (with tinge of blood) and eyes turned upwards.
I attended a destination wedding at one of Goa’s 5 star hotels. Every morning we were treated to a buffet breakfast and I recall how difficult it was to eat a limited quantity like a true breakfast.