Personal Emergency Preparedness! Are you Ready?!

There is a jingoistic fervour in the air with exuberance and the thrill akin to hounds baying for blood. It is indeed aptly said in modern times that “War is where young men die on the battlefield and where armchair warriors tweet and post on Facebook”. However , this is also the time that isContinue reading “Personal Emergency Preparedness! Are you Ready?!”

A ‘tyred’ look at wheels!

Dear Reader,   As it nears the end of 2018, let me narrate a wee tale of tyres, before you get all ‘tired’ from the year end wisdom (gyaan) that would be inundating you.   Read on, in case you are wondering about what I am rambling about….. read about tyre specifications , with those mysteriousContinue reading “A ‘tyred’ look at wheels!”

Philanthropy and CSR – What is the difference?

‘Charity’ and ‘Philanthropy’? Charity, etymologically traces itself to the “Late Old English (in the sense ‘Christian love of one’s fellows’): from Old French charite, from Latin caritas, from carus ‘dear’”. Being a noun,  a ‘Charity’ essentially is “an organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need”. The legal basis onContinue reading “Philanthropy and CSR – What is the difference?”

Primary Health Care – What is the Hullabaloo all about?

Conventionally, ” primary health care is about caring for people, rather than simply treating specific diseases or conditions.” “Primary Health Care is made up of three main areas:- empowered people and communities; multisectoral policy and action; primary care and essential public health functions as the core of integrated health services.” “Primary Health Care can meetContinue reading “Primary Health Care – What is the Hullabaloo all about?”

A menu for a healthier life! Random thoughts on our everyday choices…

At times, I let fancy take flight, and think that maybe I should become a “Life Coach”. But then who am I to fancy this….. Life itself is the best coach that there can be. Provided of course one wants to learn, to adapt, to improvise and to overcome, the slings and arrows of outrageousContinue reading “A menu for a healthier life! Random thoughts on our everyday choices…”

How safe is the Food we consume?

Adulteration of food is defined as “the addition or subtraction of any substance to or from food so that the natural composition and quality of food substance is affected”. Adulteration can be deliberate by either removing substances from food items or varying the existing natural properties of food intentionally. Adulteration can also be unintentional dueContinue reading “How safe is the Food we consume?”

Monsoor Football at AFMC Pune

Monsoor Football The above link will (hopefully) lead you to an article written by Col Tommy Verghese, Retd, giving the background story of the “Monsoor” football tournament conducted every year at AFMC (you guessed right, in the monsoons)! This article was published in an earlier iteration of Dhanvantari (that annual College magazine which no studentContinue reading “Monsoor Football at AFMC Pune”

Capt Devashish Sharma, Kirti Chakra (Posthumous)

It is with undeniable pride, with a lump in my throat, with a tear lurking at the corner of my eye, with overwhelming emotion , I state , in all due humility, it is my privilege to aver that I am from the same batch of the Armed Forces Medical College (the Z Batch) asContinue reading “Capt Devashish Sharma, Kirti Chakra (Posthumous)”