I broke up with my last boyfriend just over a year ago. He was a nice boy; in fact, a bit too nice – so much so that I wanted us to get married. (I don’t believe in doing things by halves). His small but rather immovable disagreement on the matter lead to us eventually… Continue reading Of singleness and the reluctance to mingle
In the past few months or so, I have lost a considerable amount of weight. I will go into more details about the whole experience in another post, but in this I wanted to talk about the training I’ve been doing specifically in the last few months – weightlifting – and its effects. I’m a pretty lazy… Continue reading On Weightlifting, and Why I Love It
In December of last year, I decided that I didn’t want to follow the conventional path of doing a year’s house job (or internship) after graduating. Instead, I decided to take the year off. I was going to use the time to pass two sets of foreign licensing exams (the PLAB for England, the USMLE… Continue reading Of “Faraghat” and associated restlessness
In the book “The Dark”, John Herbert describes an evil plague affecting a city in which a darkness haunts and infects the minds of people who live there, turning them to madness and inconceivably horrid acts. Such a similar plague, a diametric contradiction to the light for which the city was onetime renowned, seems to… Continue reading Of gunshots in the dark.
It’s been a relatively crappy week as far as the internet and women’s rights are concerned. I’ve come across so many instances of misogyny on both a smaller, more personal scale as well as on a larger, national scale that it’s got me railing, angry and upset. And of course as a result I’ve come… Continue reading Of subtle and not-so-subtle misogyny
I know I’ve been gone for a while. I wanted to write in this post about recent events in my life that had me poetic, wax and wane lyrical about floating and sensuality and the funky human cause for my sudden loss of gravity. I wanted to write about the termination of those poetic events,… Continue reading of body positivity
As you may know, the Young Doctor’s Association in Punjab has been on a strike for the last few months. Several hundreds of young doctors have handed in their resignations after failure of the governement to listen to our pleas to raise the salaries of young doctors to a decent figure. In the past few… Continue reading The YDA strike and the doctor’s debate
Medicine is like a hierarchy. I don’t know if its like this in other jobs or sectors, but I’m guessing some sort of similar system prevails everywhere. At the top are the consultants. They are supreme in their position, or at least so it seems to us, because we have no contact with anyone else… Continue reading of hierarchy and apprenticeship in medicine