The Vaccine War: Movie Review Rating: 8/10 The latest offering by Vivek Agnihotri is a daring venture: a tribute to the scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) who played a vital role in India’s battle against the COVID pandemic. The movie is an adaptation of Balram Bhargava’s book Going Viral. It sensitively […]
Humans are omnivores. Their bodies can digest all kinds of foods. So why is there so much fuss over veg and non veg? Read to find out.
Bougainvilleas. Why would anyone not love them! They bloom throughout the year. They look gorgeous. They come in different colours. And so it was really not a surprise that we planted bougainvilleas all over our farm. Some white, some pink, some peach. They flourished, and how! It was and still is a pleasure to see […]
Dear friends, I am pleased to inform you that my first book “The Rationalist Murders” has been published by Lancer. This book is a deep dive into the murders of Dr Narendra Dabholkar, Comrade Pansare, Gauri Lankesh and MM Kalburgi and the investigation into their murders. The Rationalist Murders brings to light various little known […]
Did a podcast with Arihant on Ayushman Bharat and govt schemes, why doctors and private hospitals are not lining up for it and what it actually costs to run a hospital in a metro city.
The audience continues sitting in stunned silence for several minutes after the movie has ended. As I slowly start walking out of the theater, I see many in the audience crying. It’s a premiere show, the actors of the film are waiting outside to interact with the audience. I see him standing outside. Shiva Pandit, […]
The first time I saw her face was when she was being put under general anaesthesia for her surgery. Even when she visited my consultation room with her husband for a neck swelling, she was wearing a top-to-toe burkha with gloves, covering every visible part of the body, following the directions of the holy book […]
The Free Press Journal kindly listed me among the “Angels of Mumbai” in 2021 for a few things we did to help our fellow citizens during this COVID pandemic. I am pleasantly surprised, and a bit overwhelmed at the acknowledgment. It is only a small contribution in a colossal global catastrophe running over the past […]
mRNA vaccines are a great technological advance, but the medium-term results are proving disappointing. When a virus enters a human body, it faces a formidable line of defence, known as the immune system. Various weapons are thrown at the virus, such as antibodies that bind with the virus and destroy it, and cells that can […]
Did a podcast with the kind folks at The Pulse on the new Omicron variant, and what we in India should expect in the coming months.