It was about 2 am, one day, when a patient was brought to the casualty ward of the Civil Hospital in Solapur with a head injury. The surgical resident on duty was asked to escort the patient to get a CT scan done. While he was doing so, he was approached by a policeman who asked him to attend to a lady in labor. The resident tried to contact the gynecology department but on being unable to do so, gave the policeman the intercom number. He tried to return to his patient. At this juncture, the policeman beat him up and dragged him by his hair to the corridor. This event was captured on CCTV. What followed was a state-wide protest, by the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, which culminated in the suspension of the policemen and the launch of a CID investigation into the matter. Happy ending?
A few days after this incident I overheard a conversation between some locals. The police were being victimized and how the doctor was obviously at fault. Doctors are obviously out just to rob people of their hard earned money. I am no one to judge anyone involved in the incident but what worries me is that such anti-doctor sentiments prevail all over the country even as I write this. Continue Reading..
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Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in so many different ways by different people of different faiths. The name Diwali is a contraction of ‘Deepavali’ which translates into “row of lamps”. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. But to those who don’t about the rich culture, history and meaning of Diwali, the festival is characterized by the indiscriminate use of firecrackers.
The reason why firecrackers are burst during Diwali is to ward off evil spirits and ensure a bright year ahead. Bursting firecrackers is acceptable for the right reasons. However, for inane reasons such as meaningless enjoyment or make the sky go brighter than it already is or trying to make the firecrackers sound like a heavy death metal song are completely unacceptable, if not downright immoral.
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Dear Readers, I’m back after a little break with something that I find interesting. I have had a longstanding debate, more like argument, with my friend from Podar, Miss Palak Sharma about who is more important, Doctors or Businessmen. This argument has been so intense that we even quizzed random people at a Dominoes joint and that round went to Palak. So as I was running out of topics I thought, why not have this argument on a more public platform? So now I shall present the debate to you, dear Readers. Palak shall represent Doctors, being a medical aspirant, and I shall represent Businessmen, being a Commercial aspirant if that term is even correct
So here is Palak’s side:
Ahoy readers! Being a medical aspirant I’ve always had this protectiveness for my chosen career path. So, when one fine day some commerce kid comes along and questions its nobility and importance, I consider it my duty to fight to uphold its dignity and honor. So now after hours of debating and arguing with no conclusion at all as both the sides are equally stubborn we leave it to you, dear Readers to settle our long standing argument. We’ve all heard of the saying ‘Health is Wealth’. One may have all the comforts and luxuries in life but it may all seem purposeless if one doesn’t have sound health. Continue Reading..
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