Doctor – messiah or manipulative?

A messiah, a saviour, a salve to your wounds, a divine intervention. These were the words often used to describe doctors before Manipulative, money grubbing, narcissistic, arrogant. These are now the words used to describe some of them. A researcher from Weil Cornell University stated that the proportion of people who have great trust in…

Monkey-mind

Having spent a LOT of my days on autopilot, only finding joy in the moment I slipped into bed, I often wondered when it would get better. When I would leap out of bed with a giant smile and find joy in every moment. When my mind wouldn’t be constantly scrolling down that goddamn, never-ending…

Still Shackled

I wrote this after I watched the move Thappad (Hindi) which left a deep, lasting impression on me. It’s about the insidious patriarchy that we see in today’s seemingly modern world. Would love to hear your views! “Thoda Bardasht karna sikhna chahiye auraton ko.” Which roughly translates to, ‘women must learn to tolerate some unfairness…

Did I even like blue?

As the sky turned purple,the moment day meets night,I waited for you, my dear,under the broken streetlight,my mind drifted with the wind,to the day I first saw you,In the fine three-piece suitmade your eyes a deeper blueand your wife on your arm,not a hair out of place,she enthralled the whole room,with a queen’s regal grace,You…

Would you judge a doctor by their appearance?

Doctors are humans first, physicians second. If you saw your doctor in a bar or a restaurant holding a drink, would that cause you to question them? If you saw your gynecologist on a lovely beach in Bali, wearing a bikini, would that make you rethink her competence as a physician? I have always been…

Poetry Published!

Excited to share that my poetry was published in the popular Art and Travel magazine, Synchronized Chaos! I’ve shared the link below, do give it a read! Thank you for all the support and encouragement. I would never have the courage to share my work if it weren’t for your constant motivation. Shruti Iyer conveys…

Into the mind of an artist

I wrote this with the subjectivity of art in mind. How artists are constantly insecure to share their work because they do not know if its sheer brilliance or if they are just blind to their faults. It’s a constant tug of war between you and that voice in your head. Because sharing your art,…

The day I said goodbye

Never did I imagine,this day would come,But I knew,I just knewIt was time to say goodbye,On the last day of that July.~As I sat,Tied to those machines,I longed to be free,and just be,To breathe in the salty air,And watch the sun dissolve into the sea,Like the sugar cube that melts into my tea.~But I couldn’t…

7 Things you can do when lockdown gets overwhelming

We are all in an unprecedented situation. Jobs have been lost, natural disaster has struck in many areas, businesses are plummeting, people are falling ill and there is an air of fear and mistrust. And when the bad things pile up, naturally it can get quite overwhelming, regardless of how much we have been affected…

The moment we made it

What gets me through the hard moments is envisioning the future when I finally feel closer to my dreams. It keeps me above water on those days that feel endless. Medicine is hard. There is no two ways to say that. It’s endless studying to finally make it, and then, endless working. You also witness…