If at the end of 1st year, you thought that you were done up with mugging you were entirely in wrong! Just across the anatomy department on the other end of the building was the pharmacology department which was out of bounds for us as 1st year students. If you found the reactions in biochemistry … Continue reading D FOR DRUGS ( PHARMACOLOGY )

Coffee and late night conversations

I learnt to make my best coffee in the medical college hostel. As freshers we were supposed to help the exam going seniors by doing small chores for them. These included picking up groceries from the nearby store or making tea or coffee for them so that they could stay awake late at night and … Continue reading Coffee and late night conversations

B for Biochemistry equations

The entire 1st year seemed to revolve around Anatomy corridor. Yet, a floor below was the most dreaded department of medical college. Chemistry had been my favorite subject in school, but the biochemical equations gave all of us sleepless nights. How were we supposed to memorise all the complex equations, right from digestion of carbohydrates, … Continue reading B for Biochemistry equations

A for Anatomy dissection Hall

I never knew if I wanted to be a doctor. Just like any other teenager growing up in 90s in India. I had two career options. If you are good at Maths, you become an engineer. If not you try your hand at becoming a doctor. I wasn't bad at Maths, though I can say … Continue reading A for Anatomy dissection Hall

Yin and Yang

"I am a mother of a single child and he is a boy." Now the above statement would draw flak even from so called liberalists and even feminists. "Without a girl child, a family is never perfect." "One child ! That's never good! You should have two." I drew lots of criticism from friends and … Continue reading Yin and Yang

X – EXAM Fever

"Exams" How many examinations have you given? Does anyone remember? Right from the day we entered school, we had exams. I remember vaguely, unit tests, terminals and then final exams all throughout the school years. Board exams at 10th and 12th, followed by innumerable entrance exams for that one prestigious seat meant for you. After … Continue reading X – EXAM Fever

W – Teaching Children not to Waste

The last few alphabets are the most difficult in A2Z Challenge. Towards the end, you just drag on because you have posted till "V" and you can't just quit now, when it's just last 4 alphabets. So, as soon as I finished writing for V, my mind was on an auto pilot for W. I … Continue reading W – Teaching Children not to Waste