No beds, medicines our hospitals in ICU

No beds, medicines our hospitals in ICU DC | Joyeeta Chakravorty | 25th Dec 2013  Bangalore: It’s not easy being a patient at the century-old Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital. People need to visit pharmacies outside even for essential medicines like Carvedilol  used to treat heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure).In fact , the stock board... Continue Reading →


An ode to Christmas

Today is such a “christmasy’ day. My dressed up friends posting FB photos. All happy. “Merry Christmas” they say, as they hand me the plum cakes with luscious raisins that they have lovingly soaked for me, over the last month. They smile lovingly at me, watching me eat their pork curry and sannas. Mangalorean friends,... Continue Reading →

Laugh and the world laughs with you……and I am an alien from another world.

Laughter is the best medicine. Really? What about.... The laughter of my upper caste class mates When I fumble on my English? What about that of my rich colleagues? The sniggers……… As I cross them With my polyester sari? That stands out Against their desi and khadi wear? What about the snigger my brahmin bedmate... Continue Reading →

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