Pandemic Wave – Let it pass you by

There is a lot of conjecture, a lot of speculation, and indeed, a lot of erudite folks educated mostly through social media, who are tossing about their views on the ongoing pandemic and its epidemiological trends. So, should you care? Well, wise is the person who heeds the lessons that life offers ever so often.Continue reading “Pandemic Wave – Let it pass you by”

Diabetes – A sweet you?

Dear Reader, Happy Diwali to you and your loved ones! As we inch towards the end of 2020, and it becomes that time of the year to make resolutions for the New Year…we all must endeavour to recognize the insidious threat to our health that Diabetes poses. We all know someone or have a familyContinue reading “Diabetes – A sweet you?”

Domestic Assistants- Keep them safe and healthy!

This COVID 19 pandemic has caused many an upheaval in our lives, right from oWfH (overWorking from Home) to the Lockdown . This disruption to our lives, when many of us wielded the spatula and the frypan, the broom and the dustpan, possibly for the first time, highlighted the role of the missing person –Continue reading “Domestic Assistants- Keep them safe and healthy!”

COVID 19 – At our doorstep!

There may be a wee bit of trepidation when one switches on the television, opens one’s phone, reaches for the daily newspaper, what with the overload of information and news on Coronavirus. My advice is to just disregard any coronavirus news, pay no attention to anything other than the simple measures for prevention that haveContinue reading “COVID 19 – At our doorstep!”

Exercise is good for you!

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. – Think of “Health” and what it means to you personally. When I used to teach the philosophical context of health per se, to young students in their first year of medical school, an assignment for them wasContinue reading “Exercise is good for you!”

Breastfeeding saves Babies!

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 (every year from 01 August to 07 August) was “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF sent out a call for governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counselling, which is considered to be a critical component ofContinue reading “Breastfeeding saves Babies!”

60 Parachute Field Hospital

SIXTY , the Airborne Angels , the mother unit for all paratrooper doctors of the Medical Corps, was raised on 10th August 1942. For those interested in military history and for the trivia buffs, the first Indian paratrooper is none other a doctor who went on to command SIXTY with distinction- Col Arcot Govindaraj Rangaraj,Continue reading “60 Parachute Field Hospital”

Health Informational Advisories for social media circulation in these COVID pandemic times

Since mid March 2020, there was a perceived requirement for civil society to sort out the chaff from the wheat in light of the surplus of information flooding social media and inundating the poor home bound homebody with irrelevant and confusing information, mostly originating from either NASA, f-CDC, f-WHO (f is for fake), or theContinue reading “Health Informational Advisories for social media circulation in these COVID pandemic times”

‘Let there be Spaces in your togetherness’ – Physical Distancing in these COVID 19 times!

Is it ‘Social Distancing’ or should it be ‘Physical Distancing‘? Little did the Lebanese-American writer Kahlil Gibran know of the far reaching portent of his oft quoted statement, “Let there be spaces in your togetherness…”, even more relevant, now in these modern COVID 19 pandemic times. One could possibly conjecture a metaphorical inspiration for theContinue reading “‘Let there be Spaces in your togetherness’ – Physical Distancing in these COVID 19 times!”