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Before you read any further, may I recommend you read Swine Flu and the Fellowship Dinner – I first and then return to explore this post. Dr. Dimple Minochha, fondle fondly called Dr. Dimpy by all of us, is the hospital radiologist (that is to say, her knowledge of the human body is understandably more...

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I have always been greatly impressed by the way doctors (the ones which are trained to treat humans) have conducted themselves in Hindi movies. Not only have they thrown their weight around with a certain degree of royal fervour, they have done the sensibilities of the audience a great deal of good by bouncing off a large number of hamming heroes/heroines on screen. Following...

The butterfly in your stomach starts to wiggle…slowly at first, and then with rustic vigour. The night of reckoning is here. You have been waiting for this blissful moment all these months, preparing mentally, blushing perhaps a shade at the subtle innuendoes, and now, as the moment approaches, you want to savour every second of it…in eager anticipation of the delightful...

This is a true story with names changed. The time: 2.00 pm. Noor Jehan smiles wryly and waves to her relatives as she is being wheeled into the operation theatre on a trolley. She is covered with a spotless white sheet, with only her face exposed. Her brother bends down and plants a kiss on her forehead…. “behen…tu bilkul theek ho jayegi….uparwalla hai na”…..and...

Anger is a cool emotion. A bit dangerous though if it gets out of hand. Haven’t you noticed how it gets many a thing done quickly which otherwise would...

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....