Motion.

Am I on the right path, don’t know ?

Am I progressing at the right speed, dont’t know ?

Am I using my whole potential in my work, don’t know ?

Am I doing the right things, at the right time, don’t know ?

All I know that I am following my mom’s words, “Charameti…. Charameti…”

Chalte raho… chalte raho… 

So, I am sure about one thing at present that I am in non stop ‘motion’, doing some ‘constructive’ work continuosly…

Down the Memory Lane :

You do not achieve anything, untill you persevere

It was around last year May, when I was hearing so much about blogging in online media and newspapers, that I can not stop myself to know more about blogging, how it works, how it influences people’s opinions, how it helps the blogger, and so on, and I want to know all these things just out of curiosity, just to gain knowledge, as I came to know about it and its impact, I slowly and slowly started falling in love with it, and the amount of love was too much that I have just written my last blog about “my love for blogging,” you can read that blog here, where I have written about my different stages of falling in love with my blog.

I still remember how I was sitting with my wife, struggling to make my website and how I had written few words and how my relatives and friends reacted to the first blog as if Shah Rukh Khan had written that, sometimes family members make you Superstar, even when you know you were not 😉

From then I have written every now and then, in between two cases sitting in the operation theatre, in intervals while watching a movie with my wife (she still does not know about it.. lol), while traveling, studying, and even written blogs over a period of 4-5 days only because I could write only 4-5 lines each day, but the main thing was I could sustain, able to persevere in the journey of blogging.

Few days back, one of my respected senior asked me “Anshul, what will you get through blogging, you want to be famous or what…”

I just replied “Sir, The feeling you have while drinking a wine, rum or a beer, the same feeling I have while writing a blog”

And because of this special feeling, I can proudly announce to all of you that today I have completed 100 blogs… Huge achievement for me..

And a big part has been played by BlogChatter, who has also given us this week’s prompt, Down the memory lane…

Why I am in love with “this”…

I take on the baton of blog love from Dixita Mour, and sharing my love in front of you all, here it goes…

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Love that has meaning… photo: freepik.com

When I was in awe to see how others are doing it, I turned my interest towards it…
When I observed how this thing can influence other’s ideas and opinion, I started making my mind to do it…

When I observed how this medium can spread awareness, I started asking questions about its Pros and Cons…

When I observed how this medium of spreading awareness can affect the extremists or terrorists, that these morons can go for any length to destroy this medium, even by killing people, then I made up my mind to propagate this medium…

When I observed that this medium was also a very good tool for making community and new friends, I started liking it…

And when I observed that I had the capability to write, can express myself and when other’s get benefited from my words, then I fall in love with Blogging…

This love is not new, you can judge my love, by hearing this that this is the 99th blog…. and for me, this love will continue for eternity….

And I want to thank blogchatter for helping me in this journey of blogging, without it, I would not be in this stage so early, thank you master for everything…

With this, I pass on the baton of blog love to Menaka.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Dr. Anshul

This is part 2 of Valentine Day’s special blogs, read Part 1 here.

Love.

You feel good, isn’t it ? 

Just by hearing this word, and may be you just recall someone in your head. Because there is something beautiful in this 4letters word, which give rise to the most beautiful emotion of a human being, which keep us binding to each other, that is Love.

In today’s scenario, for the majority of people, love means the relationship that exists only between male and female or between girlfriend and boyfriend, but the feeling of love does not exist between girl and a boy only, but it even exists between…

Mother and her child, father and his daughter, Grandmother and her grandson, human being and his pet, Man and his job, boy and his bike, girl and her hair…

See there are so many things to whom we have loving relationships.

On this occasion of Valentine’s day, I want to share with you all about my special and loving relationship with my someone special. She is loving, caring towards me, always thinks about me when I am not at home, she gets tensed when I return home late at night, she becomes too happy whenever I called her…

She is none other than my “Grandmother”  or ‘Amma’.

I can’t describe how much I love her because of her selfless love, her mere presence elevates our whole family’s mood, she is basically the superstar of our family.

Whenever my father or uncle shares their past experiences and how my amma struggled to raise their children in the absence of my grandfather.

She shares her past experiences, her views, give her suggestions, teach me about religion. I always admire her strong opinionated character because of this she has a strong presence in our family and respected by all.

When blogchatter gives us the prompt “love”, my amma was the first person in my thought for whom I want to write this post.

Thank you Amma, for your presence, for blessings, I owe so much to you…

God bless you always…

Dr. Anshul

This is 1st part of Valentine’s day blog posts, read part 2 here.

What was I thinking ?

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Thinking Big…

I still have that moment again and again, when I asked to myself that “What was I thinking ?” when I decided to come to Kolkata for my post graduation in Anaesthesiology.
As any medical student can understand my jovial mood which I had when I was selected in pre-pg exam and got a seat at Apollo Hospitals, Kolkata.

My mind at that time was full of so many thoughts, some were related to my selection, some were related to my struggle, some were philosophical, and some were related to this game called Life.

And sometimes, I was so excited and thoughtful, that there was a period when there were no thoughts, no emotions present in my mind, and I was seamlessly staring the roof while lying on my bed.

Well, honestly, I was not thinking much about the new city, Kolkata, because I was pre-occupied so much with my decision to choose DNB over MD/MS, however, my family members were all busy to assume so much about the new city, as Kolkata, in compare to Bhopal (Capital city of Madhya Pradesh State of India) is different in so many aspects.

The culture, language, weather, people, eating practices, are all so much different, as both are situated in very much different parts of India, Madhya Pradesh being in the centre of India, while the Kolkata is situated in the far eastern part of India.

But as opposed to my family member’s thinking, things here were not as per their assumptions, but so much favourable to me in most of the aspects, in terms of training in hospital or living or nature of new people, all were good and that’s when I learnt a very important lesson in life, that,

We all have a tendency to assume so many things, and most of them are negative, and because of that, we either delay our actions or cancel it…

This blog based on Blogchatter’s prompt “What was I thunking ?” 

Raees : Koi “Dhanda” chota nahi hota…

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I truly believe in this dialogue…

At present, Raees is on a roll, because of Shahrukh (obviously) , his acting, his robinhood role, and most importantly his stylish daring dialogues.

Every social media is full of his photos with witty dialogues, and few days back I was going through one article, when the above picture come in front of me, and suddenly so many “dhanda” or jobs come into my mind, which we consider so small and insignificant, that we even consider them inferior and also the people doing those jobs. 

But we do not realize that how important they are for us and for our community, that if they would not have been there, then there would be a big chaos, and I will give you examples of that.

Few jobs with which I do come regularly in contact and I consider them important, they are :

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Sister taking care of Old woman. Image : kolkatanursing.com

1) Nursing Sister/Brother :
One of the most unthankful job, I have ever seen in my medical career till now is this. They (sisters and also brothers) are always a sandwich between the Doctor’s and patient or patient’s relatives bad behavior. I have even written about them before also, because I always feel bad when my seniors and I must admit that sometimes myself also become angry on them without any reason, but still they take it all without saying anything. And you know, why they are important, because they take care of patient in every possible way, they feed them, clean them, giving them drugs regularly, and sometimes they have to clean their vomit and even have to assist in their defecation and urination, and still they smile and do this gracious job with all their heart. A BIG THANK YOU to all them. Grateful.

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    Housekeeping staff. Protector of our surroundings..

    2) Housekeeping Staff : 

    In Indian Society, this is one of the job, which is always considered inferior and also the people attached to them are considered as lower caste, but after working in a corporate hospital, I realised their true importance, how their work even affects the outcome of a patient in view of spreading of infection. Just compare yourself to work in a clean surroundings versus in a unhygienic surroundings, it will definitely affect our productivity also.

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    Kolkata Traffic Police : A very hectic job..

    3) Traffic Police :

    I honestly admit that being from the tier-2 city of India, we never see the traffic police as important as state police, but when I came to Kolkata (metro city in India) I realized the power and importance of traffic police. How they are responsible for smooth run of vehicles. If we think on a broader perspective, they are not only responsible for maintaining traffic and prevent congestion, but they are also responsible for saving the life of a traumatized patient because they reach a hospital on time, they are responsible for our timely arrival on airports and railway stations and also save us from our girlfriend’s taunts because we manage to reach on time for our romantic date. Few weeks back, after looking at the efficiency of maintaining traffic in Kolkata’s streets, I said “Thank You” to one of the traffic police officer, who was supervising tarffic at Victoria Memorial.

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    Customer care excutive : always there for you with smile…

    4) Customer Care executives :
    Just tell me how would you feel if there is someone in the outer world who is always ready to help you 24 x 7 x 365, that too with a smile. Yes, they are customer care executives, who always help us when we approach them with our problems. So I request you, next time when you are requested to wait for some time, then please don’t show your anger on executives, because they are there to help you, not for venting out your anger.

          Here are some of the jobs which I like, and always ready to say Thanks to the persons, who are doing them.

          So don’t judge the person by their job, instead judge the person by the value they are giving to the society…

          Have you also experianced the same feeling to perticular jobs in your surroundings, if yes then please share with me.

          Dr. Anshul

          Republic : Meaning for me..

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          “Long road ahead for being the rue republic” Image : ndtv.com

          Between so many news which is coming in the media after the famous demonetization decision or the Papa-Beta split in Samajwadi Party, there is one news, which is soothing to me and for most of the Indians, is that we have just celebrated our 68th Republic Day.
          Every year most of us celebrate this day by sleeping an hour extra, or plan to watch a new film like Raees this year, and some of the patriot among us celebrate by watching the Republic day parade on DoorDarshan channel.

          But what actually Republic means ??

          The definition I found on internet is :

          a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

          Now what I perceive the meaning of Republic is ;

          Its the power we common people have, to elect our leaders, who would think about our development, but we don’t utilize it wisely, because more than development we think about to which caste that particular leader belongs…

          Its the power we common people have, to elect our leader, who would think about our country and its development, but we choose the leaders who would benefit us and our relatives, forget motherland…

          Its the power we common people have, to elect our leaders, who would creat the environment of entrepreneurship, environment of innovations, but we choose the leaders who are more interested in making temples or mosques…

          Its the power we common people have, to elect our leaders who would give funds for research into new things, but we choose the leaders who fund large parties for their party workers who do their flattery…

          Its the power we common people have, to elect our leaders, who focus on the healthcare and spend more money on healthcare system of our country, but we choose leaders who instead of healthcare, are more focus on increasing their salary in parliaments…

          Its the power we common people have, to elect our leaders, who would build the bridge between different communities of our country, so that we can all contribute to the development of our states and country, but we choose leaders who are more interested to keep talking about “Intolerance”…

          Well, there are innumerable examples, about which I can keep writing for hours, but what I want to convey that being Republic, our constitution, empowers us to choose our leaders, who lead us for a prosperous future, who lead us where our future generations thrive in a healthy environment, so we should use our power wisely, and choose those leaders, who think beyond caste and religion, and contribute for our country’s development.

          Dr. Anshul

          Why I Love Blogging…

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          Blogging leads to many roads…

          I am busy, I have lots of work to do, but still I love to do blogging, as it gives me happiness…
          I have the lots of medical books to read, I have to make lots of notes, but still I will make time for blogging because it also teaches me something different which medical books do not teach me…

          I have to come to Operation Theatre at 8am in the morning, have to be there for almost about 8pm, but still I write blogs when I returned to my home in a tired and pathetic condition, because writing down my feelings gives me immense freshness and energy…

          I have to see many patients in ICU, I have to see their pain, I can feel their pain, and writing blogs helps as an analgesics for me…

          I have to do all household work, as now I am a married man, have to perform all my responsibilities, even if I have to spend maximum time at hospital, but still I write blogs, because writing gives me a sense of freedom amid all chorus…

          I do watch BiggBoss, I do watch You Tube videos in a little time which I get from my schedule, but still I make out the time to write blogs because it provides entertainment to my inner self…

          Writing for #BlogChatter prompt.

          2016 : Special for Me…

          Here is the season to write posts about the past year, to write about memories that makes your past year awesome, to cherish those moments that cannot be replace ever again, to learn from mistakes that you have made, and to value those relations that you have made with the new ones. 

          And I am here to share with you all what this year taught me…

          I have some memories to share with you all, about how awesome my past year was started, given me a sweet surprise…

          I have some memories to share with you all, that the sweet surprise also wanted some sacrifice from my side, but still that sacrifice was nothing in front of sweet surprise…

          I have some memories to share with you all, that the sweet surprise brings with it the special person in my life as my bride..
          I have some memories to share with you all, that my aim of exploring North-East was met with success, as I could explore Darjeeling, Shillong, Nagaland along with local sightseeing around the city of joy ‘Kolkata’…
          I have some memories to share with you all, that despite the long work hours, my will power, supported me to maintain my workout routine with some gaps in between…
          I have some memories to share with you all, that I was able to participate in some conferences with the support of my seniors, and also able to win them…
          I have some memories to share with you all, that first time I could travel outside of India, to the “Land of Thunder Dragon”, Bhutan… able to see its beautiful landscape, simple people and was able to discover that how the responsible big country like India, can influence its neighboring country in a positive way…
          I have some memories to share with you all, that my year finishes with a hectic job of completing my thesis, and because of the ‘process’ of completing my thesis along with the suggestions of my respected guide, I learned a lot, identified my mistakes, and emerge as a better person…
          So guys, here was some of my memories, which I would always be cherished, and also some of the pictures from Bhutan…

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          Biggest Monastery in Bhutan.

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          On the way to Paro : Second biggest city in Bhutan

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          Such landscapes can be easily found in Bhutan

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          Do you have some, please share with me… 🙂