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Posted on Mar 5 2013 - 10:36am by Bianca Honnekeri

Being a Prick! (The cathartic effect that first injection has on a medical student.)    Well dear Readers, I’m back, and this time to describe yet another milestone in my medical education. Take heart all ye brave soldiers of First MBBS! (And try not to feel nauseous, ye innocent non-medical wayfarers!) When building a building- even one you hope someday becomes a monument- the pivotal, defining...

The day long retreat with Nithya and 20 absolute strangers is going to be etched in my mind for a long time to come. If things would have taken their normal course (read-if things would have gone my way!), I would be doing something I wanted to do but was shorn of! (At least this is how my angry mind looked at it!) Eventually, I realised, eventually, in life, you...

You made the wrong career choice. Now what? As a child of six years of age, I was asked what I wanted to become when I grow up. I replied that I wanted to be a neurologist. How I even knew the meaning of such a long word at that age, I do not know. I could have said I wanted to become an actress or a painter or a pilot or any damn thing I could think of; instead, I said I wanted to become a doctor....

  As holidays drew closer I started making plans about travelling home. I had to decide how was I supposed to travel. Frankly speaking there was nothing to decide. As the kind of lazy ass I am, I don’t ever get a train reservation done. Not even with those online bookings and Tatkal schemes. I thought of travelling by Air. But due to my limited pocket money that plan soon vanished in thin air....

I have been extremely fortunate that I am who I am today- a place where I can be definitely more grateful than complaining of all that life has presented me with. Much or rather, most of what I am is thanks to the education that I’ve received- not only in school & college; but also through life’s experiences. It saddens me to know that there are millions out there in our country &...

I agree this is a clichéd topic and I probably have nothing new to offer than what has already been told, written or discussed. Whether it was Anna Hazare, Lokpal, Ramdev or any other initiative – we have all stood by, watched, participated and let it die down. The issue is not that it was not successful and that corruption still persists. The issue is ‘WHY’....