According to the Upanishads, the human body is created from the five core elements of nature. They are Kshiti, Jal, Paawak, Gagan and Sameera Reddy. The...

Did Ramu watch Sholay 27 times? If that’s the case, then there should be a law to ban such hideously reckless activity, for it gives rise to a dangerous itch, the horrible results of which are there for us all to see and bear. When RGV announced the pompous remake of Sholay with great enthusiasm, I knew it was going to be one of the last nails in his filmmaking coffin....

The reader is first urged to take a look at the photograph below. One of my patients, Ms. Monalisa Mehta took this photograph yesterday. A robust fitness instructor with drop dead good looks and occasional stomach troubles, Ms. Monalisa is a frequent visitor to the nearby Fruits and Veggies Store. She is of the firm opinion that bananas are really good for health. Eating...

This is a true story…the story of my Ericsson. My new, big, brown, shining, lovely little Ericsson (‘little’ is a little figurative, though!). Please note that this Ericsson is different from the other Eriksson, the one that has an illustrious history of screwing and getting screwed in equal measures! It is still somewhat a matter of conjecture as regards the exact...

Before you read further, you are urged to read Heart Attack – I, to be able to understand the context better. Contd. form Heart Attack – I “Please saar…” Susie cocked her head, batted her eyelids, adjusted her..ahem…specs and acted real coy. The resolve suddenly vanished. Coy-thus interruptus. Heart Attack – II “You see Soosie, constipation...

Sister Susie, our nurse, entered my chamber with a sad look on her face. “Saar…” “Yes Soosie? Anything wrong?” “Saar…my unnkill….” “That’s quite a sad news!” I felt a surge of sympathy for Susie. Poor girl. Too bad to lose an uncle at this tender age. What she deserved now were a few words of comfort,...

Dr. Phadnis and I are good friends. Rather on the same babe wavelength I’d say. We share many harmless interests, like coming to blows with each other while ordering coffee for Dr. Dimpy (Dimple) Minocha and things like that. Dr. Dimple is an asset for the hospital, but more on that later. In private, I call Phadnis ‘Faddu’. He doesn’t mind a bit....