Life and Coronavirus !!

A tiny virus has changed the world. For the last three years in a row, March would be the vacation time. Exams would be over, and before moving on to the next class it would be family time. We would pack up our bags, travel to exotic destinations and the memories would be enough to…

Why women leave jobs?

What is your biggest fear when you go to work? However carefree you might sound to be, every female dreads something once she becomes a mother. When I went back to work after my 6 months of maternity leave, the biggest challenge for me was to overcome the emotional barrier. My mind would be back…

Has Capitalism destroyed Family life??

If I compare our lives to our parents generations, we lead much more stressful lives. Coming from a small town, I had always seen everyone return home by 5.30. There was a significance of having evening prayers at 6pm. It was because everyone would be back home. Haven't we heard time and again," A family…

Behind the scenes in a Pathology Lab!

A pathology lab is usually always in frenzy. Samples coming in from Emergency, Outpatient Department, Inpatients and reports being signed out. The analyzers are in constant motion, quality checks, stat samples, routine samples. However, I may ask my technologists to slow down and not mistakes, they will be in a hurry to clear the orders.…

The Lone Pathologist !

Another hectic day at work it was. As I was sipping my coffee, my 10 year old came and said,"Such a stressful job you have! Why did you become a pathologist?" That night I kept thinking " Why did I end up becoming one?" My parents were educators, and I grew up in the vicinity…

The BoardRoom

12 weeks .. 12 weeks was the time given to him to bring the profits up. He had tried every marketing strategy he and his team could come up with. Healthcare no longer remained a patient - doctor profession. It had become another business with cut throat competition. He had tried to lure doctors with…

When Healthcare became a Business!

When I was small, I always looked up to them. How miraculously they could transform you from the sick child to a healthy one! As I grew up, the fascination became an admiration, till the day I landed on the steps of a medical college. The gruesome reality, as was always projected, started to fade…

The Road

The road in front of my high rise apartment is always busy. The traffic starts as early as 5 in the morning and will continue till as late as 2 in the night. Sometime it will be a high speed traffic and at others a full traffic jam. Sometimes I wonder about the stories stuck…

via Daily Prompt: Climbing " You never have time for us." "Couldn't you spare one hour for his dance performance ?"  I could still hear my wife's voice in my head. "Dad! Why didn't u come? All my friend's fathers were there, clicking their photographs. Why couldn't you come?" My son's pleas were drowned in…