Happy Doctors: Face of reality through our perspective

Today is National Doctor’s day and I am proud to be a Doctor & I take pride in treating people. I consider my life as a special mission to save lives and to do something good for the society. It is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, as he was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years.

However, in this year, the day holds a special significance considering the fact how our fraternity is working day and night during the COVID19 pandemic. Fighting the risk of infection by wearing PPE kits and serving the patients is what we are doing from the past few months. We are also taking risk of getting infected and infecting our families by this virus.

Theme of 2020:

The Doctor’s Day theme this year’s stands, “Lessen the mortality of COVID19”. It includes awareness about asymptomatic hypoxia and early aggressive therapy.

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To all those people who thinks that doctors are earning well:

Why do some doctors charge so much ?
Why are some hospitals so expensive ?
Yeah Aamir Khan Rajinikanth should charge the same price as Dino Morea and Uday Chopra
And movie ticket should cost the same in PVR multiplex with a recliner in Mumbai and gallery seat in single screen in jumritalayya
Does it sound crass ?
But it is fact of life
It takes money to Built hospitals will state of art technology and facilities
Good Doctors are a rare species like movie stars
It takes 40-50 years to make a good doctor
And when you buy shares of a hospital you expect returns on it
Govt spends 1.2 percent of budget on healthcare
It is reducing it every year
World average is 5.3 percent
It has washed off its hands from primary health and tertiary Health
74 percent of Indian health care is private money
Most of the tertiary health is done by private players
There is no system like NHS in India
There is no universal health coverage
When u let off the field for private healthcare then don’t except Charity from it
But having said that even the most expensive hospital in India is 10 times cheaper than USA or West
But Iphone or a Mercedes is more pricier in India than in West
Indian healthcare is cheap as our human resources are cheap
You can’t employ a doctor by paying ₹40000 (600 dollars) in US
That is the minimum wages for a doctor in India
You can’t hire a nurse for ₹15000 in U.K.
Our equipment comes from west
All our CT scans MRI Scans are imported
We pay same price as west in dollars and top of that we pay import duty
Then how we charge 1800 dollars for open heart surgery when it cost 100000 dollars in US
Cos our Doctors and nurses are paid less compared to west
Even the top most doctor in India gets less than an average doctor in NHS
We are happy when Google pays 1 crore to a fresh out of college IIM guy
But if a doctor buys a Mercedes after 20 years of hard work when his hair is greyed
We feel so upset about it and say look he is earning so much
It is Govt job to give healthcare to us
It is not job of private players or individuals
If Indian govt increases healthcare spend by 1 percent for next five years – we can provide 10 million jobs

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A Million Feelings… A thousand thoughts.. “300” posts.. “One” Blog..

Yayyie!! 300 it is.. Thank you for uncountable memories…

“It all started on June 18, 2011. Most of my friends were not positive as they deem it is very time consuming activity and squeezing time while pursuing  medicine is very challenging. My passion towards blogging made me to start it anyway. Every word in my blog, I wrote with the breathing of my dreams & beatings of my heart. As years passed still I carry the same passion towards my writings..

As it marked a new milestone today, would like to share my 10 favorite posts here..

  1. A sugary fruit with Lord’s name- Ramphal

  2. Tiger’s Nest Monastery(Paro Taktsang): A trek of a Lifetime

  3. A Nostalgic trip to Hoysala Temples

  4. An Unforgettable Journey to the Mt.Emeishan

  5. Echoes of Eternity – Prambanan temple

  6. Chronicles of Vader & Yellowie: A Cute Love story

  7. My Reminiscence of Laknavaram Lake

  8. Vittala temple: ‘A Combination of Arts and acoustics’

  9. North Sikkim: An Incredible Journey

  10. Gangtok on a Shoestring budget

Looking forward to add more memories in days to come…. 🙂

A poem reflecting our lives during this pandemic: ‘Timeless’

And people stayed at home

And read books

And listened

And they rested

And did exercises

And made art and played

And learned new ways of being

And stopped and listened

More deeply

Someone meditated, someone prayed

Someone met their shadow

And people began to think differently

And people healed.

And in the absence of people who

Lived in ignorant ways

Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,

The earth also began to heal

And when the danger ended and

People found themselves

They grieved for the dead

And made new choices

And dreamed of new visions

And created new ways of living

And completely healed the earth

Just as they were healed.

~ Catherine M.O’ Meara

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Happy Women’s Day

To the daughter who puts her family first! To the sister who puts her siblings first! To the girl who puts her friends first! To the wife who puts her husband first! To the mother who puts her kids first! To the working woman who puts her job first! To the amazing women I know in my life, You all are the first I want to wish HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY!

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Guest Post: Captured Moments

“There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.” – Jared Padalecki

A child is an uncut diamond. -Austin O’Malley

Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.

Happiness is found in an innocent smile of a kid..

Guest Post by Hyma Choudhary.

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Happy Doctors day: Few Inspirational Quotes

Today is National Doctor’s day and I am proud to be a Doctor & I take pride in treating people. I consider my life as a special mission to save lives and to do something good for the society.

Why is it celebrated?

National Doctors day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy as per the info. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr Roy was honored with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961. Happy Doctors day to all the Doctors out there..

Theme of 2019:

The theme of this year is “Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment”. Every year the theme was announced by the Indian Medical Association. The theme will raise awareness about the violence happening with the doctors across India. The week of July 1 to Jul 8, 2019, will also be celebrated as ‘Safe Fraternity Week’.

Few Inspirational Quotes:

  • To me the ideal doctor would be a man endowed with profound knowledge of life and of the soul, intuitively divining any suffering or disorder of whatever kind, and restoring peace by his mere presence. ~ Henri Amiel.

  • He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all -William Osler

  • Treat the patient, not the x-ray. ~ James M. Hunter.

  • When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it cannot be cured.  ~ Anton Chekhov.

  •  When you treat a disease, first treat the mind. ~ Chen Jen.

  • Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice. ~ Martin H. Fischer.

My Life: 8 years of Blogging

Today is 8th anniversary of ‘My life’ blog . Eight years of my online journey has just flew away. When I started this blog I was very new to this world. Most of my friends suggested me not to start it, because it kills most of my free time which is hard to get. But still my passion towards blogging made me to start it anyway. I wrote my blog with the breathing of my dreams & beatings of my heart.

What did I learnt from blogging? Thanks to blogging, I have started seeing every aspect of life positively which indeed helped me in growing matured and happier day by day..

What do I write about? I generally write about my experiences, my travels, Photography, Health tips, Foods, Historical temples & architectural extravaganzas. While writing my blog, I would try to make it precise, effective and content oriented.

Through this incredible & beautiful journey, I have improved My Writing skills & the way I see and present my experiences is getting better & better day by day.

Blogging has now become an integral part of my life, you can guess my excitement while writing this post..On this awesome moment, I would like to thank you all for the encouragement and support for all these years to drive my amazing passion.

My life 8th anniversary

PS: Suggestions to improve my blog are always welcome..

Happy New Year 2019: Few Inspirational Words of Wisom

A new year offers you 365 blank pages, write the most beautiful chapter of your life. Wish you all a very very happy new year!!

Here’s are few inspirational new year quotes for all of you, I hope these quotes will motivate you..

  1. “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”― Neil Gaiman

  2. The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” ― Melody Beattie

  3. “The beginning of every New Year is always the best time to give another chance to your neglected talents!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

  4. “There is nothing magical about the flip of the calendar, but it represents a clean break, a new hope, and a blank canvas.” ― Jason Soroski

  5. “Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, a little more loving, and have a little more empathy, and maybe, next year at this time we’d like each other a little more.”― Judy Garland

Happy Diwali: Festival of lights


Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali  and a year filled with happines,success and prosperity. On this occassion I would like to introduce you all about the history, significance, origin of Diwali, Lakshmi pooja and how it is celebrated in AP.

Deepavali or Diwali, popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is a five-day Hindu festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaiduj, celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla paksha of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra.diyas

Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil.These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome.Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

Another custom involves decorating homes with paper figures & lanterns

Another custom involves decorating homes with paper figures & lanterns

The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival is called the Naraka Chaturdasi. Amavasya, the third day of Diwali, marks the worship ofLakshmi, the goddess of wealth. The fourth day of Diwali is known as Kartika Shudda Padyami. The fifth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya, and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.

Several significant events associated with Diwali:

The return of Rama after 14 years of Vanvas (exile). To welcome his return, diyas (ghee lamps) are lit in total of 14.images

•  The killing of Narakasura: Celebrated as Naraka Chaturdashi, one day before Diwali, it commemorates the killing of the evil demon Narakasura, who wreaked havoc. In different versions, either Krishna or Krishna’s wife Satyabhama killed Narakasura during the Dwapara yuga.satyabhama

Other events associated with Diwali include:

Return of Pandavas after 12 years of Vanvas and one year of agyatavas .exile-n-return

Diwali celebrations are spread over five days, from Dhanteras to Bhaiduj. All the days except Diwali are named according to their designation in the Hindu calendar. The days are:

1. Govatsa Dwadashi : Go means cow andvatsa means calf. Dwadashi  means the 12th day. On this day the cow and calf are worshiped. The story associated with this day is that of King Prithu, son of the tyrant King Vena. Due to the ill rule of Vena, there was a terrible famine and earth stopped being fruitful. Prithu chased the earth, who is usually represented as cow, and ‘milked’ her, meaning that he brought prosperity to the land.

2. Dhanatrayodashi or Dhan teras  : Dhana means wealth and Trayodashi means 13th day. This day falls on the 13th day of the second half of the lunar month. It is considered an auspicious day for buying utensils and gold, hence the name ‘Dhana’. This day is regarded as the God Dhanvantari Jayanti (Birth Anniversary) , the Physician of Gods, who came out during Samudra manthan, the churning of the great ocean by the gods and the demons.IMG 1243

3. Naraka Chaturdashi: Chaturdashi is the 14th day This was the day on which the demon Narakasura was killed by Krishna – an incarnation of Vishnu. It signifies the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.We wake up before dawn, have a fragrant oil bath and dress in new clothes. Light small lamps all around the house and draw elaborate kolams /rangolis outside of homes. We perform a special puja with offerings to Krishna or Vishnu, as he liberated the world from the demon Narakasura on this day. It is believed that taking a bath before sunrise, when the stars are still visible in the sky is equivalent to taking a bath in the holy Ganges. After the puja, children burst firecrackers heralding the defeat of the demon. As this is a day of rejoicing, many will have very elaborate breakfasts and lunches and meet family and friends.

4. Lakshmi Puja : Lakshmi Puja marks the most important day of Diwali celebrations, We worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Ganesh, the God of auspicious beginnings also known as the remover of obastacles, and then light deeyas (little clay pots) in the streets and homes to welcome prosperity and well-being.

5. Bali Pratipada and Govardhan Puja : Lord Krishna defeated Indra and by the lifting of Govardhana hill to save his kinsmen and cattle from rain and floods. The day commemorates the victory of Vishnu in his dwarf form Vamana over the demon-king Bali, who was pushed into the patala. download

6. Yama Dwitiya or Bhaiduj: on this day, brothers and sisters meet to express love and affection for each other. It is based on a story when Yama, lord of Death, visited his sister Yami(the river Yamuna). Yami welcomed Yama with an Aarti and they had a feast together. Yama gave a gift to Yami while leaving as a token of his appreciation. So, the day is also called ‘YAMA DWITIYA’. Brothers visit their sisters’ place on this day and usually have a meal there, and also give gifts to their sistersbhaiya-dooj-2012

Goddess Lakshmi Puja

Diwali marks the end of the harvest season in most of India. Farmers give thanks for the bounty of the year gone by, and pray for a good harvest for the year to come. Traditionally this marked the closing of accounts for businesses dependent on the agrarian cycle, and is the last major celebration before winter. Lakshmisymbolises wealth and prosperity, and her blessings are invoked for a good year ahead.Those who worship Lakshmi receive the benefit of her benevolent mood, and are blessed with mental, physical and material well-being.

As per spiritual references, on this day “Lakshmi-panchayatan” enters the Universe. Vishnu, Indra, Kubera, Gajendra and Lakshmi are elements of this “panchayatan” (a group of five). The tasks of these elements are:

  • Lakshmi: Divine Energy (Shakti) which provides energy to all the above activities.
  • Vishnu: Happiness (happiness and satisfaction)
  • Kubera: Wealth (generosity; one who shares wealth)
  • Indra: Opulence (satisfaction due to wealth)
  • Gajendra: Carries the wealth
  • Saraswati: Knowledge

Celebrations in Andhra Pradesh:

Diwali is one of the seven most important festivals of Andhra Pradesh. It is very popular with children who celebrate Diwali because of the excitement of bursting firecrackers.

The evening sky of Diwali is a colourful sight to watch.

The evening sky of Diwali is a colourful sight to watch.

There are some traditional customs followed such as buying new clothes for this festival. Buying new home or vehicles is considered auspicious. Special sweets are made too.  Meat and alcohol are generally not consumed.  Some areas host local stage story telling called Hari Katha.

Performing Harikatha

Performing Harikatha

Some areas may put a huge Narakasura dummy made with fireworks. This will be burst by a person dressed as Lord Krishna or, more accurately, a costume of Satyabhama, the consort of Lord Krishna, who actually killed the demon Narakasura; an event that is celebrated as Diwali for generations. maxresdefault

People clean/white-wash or paint/decorate their homes as it is a very auspicious day; to welcome the goddess of wealth and prosperity i.e. Lakshmi devi to their homes.Homes are lit up with hundreds of diyas and colourful Diwali Rangolis (link) adorn the doorways. After all this preparation all the members of the family perform the Lakshmi pooja.

Diyas

Diyas

Sales of expensive silk saris, jewellery, ornaments, and household goods increase. From the poor to the rich, everyone indulges in the largest shopping spree of the year. Sweets, which are an integral part of any festival in Andhra Pradesh, are prepared or purchased from shops.

Acting as a Brand ambassador of Diabetes..:P bought so many sweets to distribute to our near and dear friends & relatives

Acting as a Brand ambassador of Diabetes..:P .We have a tradition of gifting sweets  to our near and dear friends & relatives

The festival is full of messages depicting one or more aspects of human life, relationships, and ancient traditions