What was I thinking ?

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 ?” 


Writeaholics : What’s this ?

In the month of May 2016, I was reading about a blogger in Bangladesh who was killed, only because he had raised his voice about some malpractices in the country through his blog.

I was shocked and was thinking how a single blogger can influence the people and the country, and because of that I started thinking about to begin blogging.

I usually voice my opinions through facebook posts, so I decided to try blogging also.

By chance, I came to know about BlogChatter through some facebook comment, and then because of them, I joined Twitter and started following them.

In a few month’s time, I transform from a non-blogger to a person who can say at least that he can be a good blogger in the future. This confidence comes from the BlogChatter, and from the awesome bloggers to whom I met through BlogChatter.

BlogChatter forms such a beautiful community where anyone is ready to help you, and by using this concept of “helping and growing,” BlogChatter comes up with a new campaign where there will be a group of 6-8 bloggers, who will be with each other for some months, and help each other to become a better blogger, and that campaign is called BlogBuddy.

Here you not only become a better blogger, but also make relations, which is more valuable and cherishing.
I too is a part of this campaign with six other awesome bloggers, and now I have the privilege to introduce them to you all:

  1. Anindya : Just visit his site and if you have good knowledge of India, you can judge his native place, and that is Kolkata, because his site is full of ‘beautiful and creative’ food items along with the ‘masala’ of traveling. You can visit his site: pikturenama.com
  2. Shinjini aka modern gypsy : She is multitalented, from blogging to master in Art journaling to Tarot Card reader (How can she do all that), and yes available for help any time. You can visit her site : moderngypsy.in
  3. Saumy : He is one of my first friends on twitter, who helps me to improve my site and face my illogical questions, and we also share the strong connection of our home city Bhopal. He is an IT engineer by profession and but do excellent photography and poetry as well. You can visit his site : saumynagayach.blogspot.in
  4. Menaka : After a long time, I came across a person, who is so much passionate about natural and organic things, and she is young. Why I mentioned this because people have the perception that natural things only prefer by older generation. So for all natural organic products for children and moms, you can visit her site : SimpleIndianMom.com
  5. Dixita : She is the energetic girl of our group. You just observe how she twists her words and can make poetry from anything. You can visit her blog : hillstationreader.com
  6. Saurabh : Just see his poetry, you cannot believe how much explanatory they are. You can visit his site : hiphopisforever.blogspot.in

We all just started making bonding with each other from last 1 week, and I found it interesting to work with these experienced bloggers. Because of all these awesome things I can say at the end of this campaign, I will be a better blogger 🙂

I am a BlogBuddy with BlogChatter.

Dr. Anshul

Tum log 120 crore nahi, balki tukro me bate hue ho…

When I have heard this line in Madari (recently released Bollywood movie), I was shocked to hear this, as this is highly correct statement, and very well observed.

India is a vast country, with a huge population, with variety of different cultures, most of the states has its own culture and its own language, it is said that whenever you will travel for 100 metres in India, you will find new type of people.

Being so much diverse, so there will be diversity of opinions also, and when opinions are diverse, there can be a mutual agreement or disagreement.

But what I have observed that there is  “Unity in Diversity”  in India untill and unless everyone’s needs are fulfilled, and when anyone’s needs not met, then they forget about the common interest and think about themselves, and here comes the role of politicians.

They comes up with false promises about the individual needs and do not talk about the nation (as they assume who care about the nation if the individual needs are met) and we the common people, who has developed the habit of narrow thinking or a narrow perspective, falls into their trap.

We have started to think only in terms of States and forgets about our Nation and remembers our nation only on 15th August or 26th January or on Fb and Twitter, but not in our heart.

Common guys lets put India first, lets cherish other’s cultures, languages, festivals so that other’s also feel the same for you and that will make the bonding between Madrasi and Punjabi, between Mumbaikar and Bangali, betweem Kasmiri and Hydrabadi and between Uttar-Purvi (north east) and Bhopali.

And then we the 120 crores people will actually become 120 crores, not only as number but also as a real strength.

Participating in Halfmarathon by Blogchatter. Day 13.

A Tale of Two Nights : Book Review

What happens when you witness the most disastrous industrial event of the world history, what happens when you lose everything but still survives, what happens when God is not on your side but you still become Hero for someone.
Well the answers of all these peculiar questions, given by Dr. Pradeep Kapoor, in his worderfully framed story, ‘The Tale of Two Nights’.

Subject :

Based on true account of the most dreadful industrial chemical disaster of human history, which occured in  Bhopal, capital city of Indian State of Madhya Pradesh   and 1992 Riots which had spread almost all over the country due to various reasons, and most important of those are “Babri Masjid Demolition”.

History behind the Tragedy :

The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident in India, considered the world’s worst industrial disaster.

It occurred on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited(UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas and other chemicals. The toxic substance made its way into and around the shanty towns located near the plant. (reference wikipedia)

Summary :

Story starts directly with the gas leak and showing one child “Rehan”, running while simultaneously coughing and panting, due to the irritation caused by the leaked gas. Before some time his father, mother and two sisters departed to railway station as they were going to lucknow.

Than the series of events occurs and Rehan (with the help of handicapped beggar) find himself in ICU of Hamidia hospital (large government hospital of bhopal). His whole family except his dad were also died due to gas at railway station and fortunately his bad was laying beside him in ICU, but unfortunately both were not able to meet each other.

Another prominant figure in the book was Dr. Dilip, who save the Rehan’s life and make the special bond with him and also managed to reunite father and son.

Than the life of Dr. Dilip simply goes on, while Rehan and his father hardly manages to live because of God’s cruelty and poverty, and these adverse situations makes Rehan angry towards the system.

Than 1992 riots occurs, and role reverses between Dr. Dilip and Rehan, where Rehan saved Dr. Dilip from mob who were going to kill him.

My Take :

Well the story is very emotional, especially for a Bhopalite like me, as I have seen the adverse effects of this event from my eyes and still people and their future generations are struggling with the after effects of this event.

So I can say its a good read book to feel the emotions of victims.

My Lessons from Book :

  1. Any time, anything can occur in your life, so enjoy your life to the fullest.
  2. Humanity is prevalent everywhere, you have to see it and admire it.
  3. Doctors really sacrifice their personal life for the patients, so atleast respect them.
  4. If you do something good, than definitely that good act will return to you in one form or the other, may be from the same person or through some other, but will definitely come.
  5. Do not follow your religion or any person blindly.

Author :

Dr. Pradeel Kapoor, is a Pediatrician, doing private practice and living in Bhopal. Can be reached at pkapoorp@rediffmail.com

My Rating : 3.5/5

Dr. Anshul

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