Category Archives: General

We “cost” little to you. But we deal in something priceless.

There are times when I LOVE discussions with self-proclaimed VIP patients! *** Background: The typpikkyyal Mallu VIP (pronounced ‘Vyee-iyy-pee’) is a boisterous, oversized, middle-aged male. He insists on smilingly referring to himself ‘small and humble’- something he will remind you … Continue reading

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Satire: Quacks call for Papaya Tree to be canonized as “Saint Papaya Tree” for miraculous role in “curing” dengue.

Asansol, Feb 29th, 2015. By an honest reporter. Every noble deed is followed by a slew of opportunists trying to cash in. A delegation of quack practitioners eking a living out of various “belief systems” (i.e. non-scientific and devoid of any sense) systems of … Continue reading

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Patient encounters: The scared sufferer-manipulator.

It happens routinely in 100% literate God’s own country. Maybe, even more so. *** A healthy-looking lady walked in to the clinic. “Doctor, I’m feeling much better” (She was in a near-crippling state 1-2 months ago). “I want to stop … Continue reading

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The Story of a Slime

*** # 1  Our THE clerk In every medical college, there is at least one THE clerk.  Almost unknown to Principals, Heads of Departments, and the rest of the non-medical world, this clerk manages and manipulates almost every “routine” aspect that keeps a … Continue reading

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Satire: New Year Bonanza! Newspapers to be free in 2016, say “we mint enough from ads anyway”.

In a development that smacks of the impending good times, leading newspapers in the country have announced that readers won’t have to pay for them anymore. “Yes, its true”, revealed Mr Fulpej Adkar, Director (Marketing), The Achche Times of India. … Continue reading

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Satire: Unnerved by “Gentle Reminder”, intolerant employee jumps out of window.

By Our Freelance Reporter. Asanshol, Feb 29th 2015. Anto Lawrence Rebello is a broken man. Word reached this reporter that he had been admitted in hospital with multiple minor injuries following a suicide attempt. When contacted, he was in a … Continue reading

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Of “strong” and “weak” medicines, “heavy” and “light” doses.

“Doctor, the previous doctor has given me a very strong medicine for diabetes. I don’t want to take it, I want another opinion”- demanded a grumpy, overweight, middle-aged patient. “Why do you feel so?” “Previously, another doctor had given me … Continue reading

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