Featured in the Indian Pen Anthology

Super excited to share that some of my poetry was featured in the Indian Pen Anthology. It’s always gratifying when your work is appreciated. Thank you so much for all the support, it helps me grow everyday! It’s available on Amazon kindle and hard copy! Link shared below.

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…

I sank to swim

I gasped for air as, I sputtered out the salt, Paralyzed by fear, my insides somersault. As we charted further, the line that flirted with, The brown and the blue, was just a bygone myth. And I finally jumped, saline mixed with snot, Sank deeper and deeper, just me and my thoughts. First screaming in…

Reminiscing of color

I wanted to write a piece describing the stark contrast between life as a child and life today. One that sheds light on the polarizing difference between the content, slow, happy life as a child and the monotonous, blunt, one dimensional wake-up-work-sleep routine that adults have. I had an incredible childhood in a lot of…

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…

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,…

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…

Manifestation of my Mind

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and it has held true for my life. Writing has helped me through many a tough situation. Feelings that I can never express have a way of manifesting themselves when I put pen to paper. It’s trying and exciting and I can’t imagine life without my…