Strengthening the doctor patient relationship

 The doctor-patient relationship is the foundation of healthcare. Canadian Physician, William Osler once said “A good physician treats the disease, but a great physician treats the person” This is something that has stuck with me through years of medical school and something I hope to live by. As a medical student, who is passionate about…

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…

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…

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…

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 journey from skeptic to Swiftie

“Time, mystical time, cutting me up and then healing me fine.Time, wondrous time, gave me the blues and then purple pink skies” I first listened to Taylor Swift as a ten-year-old who loved everything Disney. With tracks of High School Musical and Hannah Montana constantly on repeat on my iPod, I stumbled upon ‘Love Story’….

My dear old friend

T/w : Anxiety Anxiety. A three syllable word that is an uninvited guest in a lot of lives these days. I realize everyone has their own story and difficulties. Here is mine, I hope it encourages a healthy conversation towards normalizing mental afflictions, learning and growing from them. I have struggled with anxiety all my…

My three-minute fix

A small moment of respite in a rather long lockdown! “There’s so many wars we’ve fought There’s so many things we’re not But with what we have, I promise you that We’re marching on, we’re marching on.” I rolled down the windows of my Dad’s car, the crescendo beat picked up, and my brother and…

United by loneliness

Today, we are more connected than ever before, yet we feel so completely and utterly alone.This time has given me the opportunity to introspect, for better or for worse, so here are my two cents. I used to think that being productive and the feeling of conquering the day was all that mattered. So I…