What a Man can do for Love…

In our daily life we see numerous common things, which looks normal as they really looks normal, that is why we just take them for granted and do not pay much attention.

Today I will try to focus on those so called normal things, but in essence, they are special, unique in their own way. Here I go… 

What a Man can do for love..

Here a “Man” reflects both Male and Female or a Human Being.

What a Man can do for love, to disfigure her bodily figure for months, yet can do her household and professional work even after a severe back ache..

What a Man can do for love, to produce a baby even after feeling the intense pain but still can smile with the first glimpse of her baby..

What a Man can do for love, to take care of her pregnant wife, to support her all night with her pains, to clean her mouth after vomiting, and to press her head so that her headache decreases and she can sleep and yet barely having 2-3 hours of sleep he is ready to go for his work..

What a Man can do for love, to support his child to get a world class education, study in top most school, college, even if he is not that financially sound but can arrange money from any where at any time..

What a Man can do for love, after coming home from work, he can become a plumber, electrician or a washroom cleaner or even a coolie but he will not disturb his child who is studying..

What a Man can do for love, can awake early in morning before the whole family, prepares her husband and child’s lunch, ready their clothes, drink her tea which gets cold and then finally have her breakfast after 2-3 hours of work..

What a Man can do for love, he can wait for her for hours, but can not wait for a minute in a KFC line.. can enjoy Italian pasta with her however he always eat Roti Sabji (chapati and vegetables) in his home.. have started watching Hollywood movies and Game of Thrones with her however he has never watched anything more than just Roadies..

What a Man can do for love, she is now able to make whole meal for him, and few months back she was not even have to make tea for herself..

What a Man can do for love, she travels all over from the different city only to tie the thread on her brother’s hand.. and can come from the fifth floor to the ground floor in a minute if his elder brother calls her..

Uff… these lines really makes me emotional, how we sometimes take all these special things for granted which looks normal, but we only recognize their importance once we do not have these..

So, what is your take on these special things.. ??? do share with me.. I can handle more emotions.. 🙂

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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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15 Advantages of Meditation.

What you will feel when you meet a person, who looks calm, has a smile and shine on his face, no creases on his forehead, radiating some sense of peace. Than in my opinion you will definitely feel good in company of that person.
Well one of the many ways to have that type of personality is to have  MEDITATION  in your daily healthy practices.

Well the practice of meditation started in long back in India but because of its unlimited advantages it has spread to all over the world.

Being from the religious family and also my schooling was from Maharishi School, which are known for their stress to “Transcendental Meditation” practice in their school (you read here about transcendental meditation ), so I am very well exposed to as well as practiced this and experienced its effects.
DEFINITION : 

Well thousands of definition can be found about meditation, but the most important among all will be one thing, which is too simple to understand and follow, that it ;

To concentrate on any one thing with total focus and do not let your mind to wander.

This is very simple yet very practical definition. You just have to focus on any one thing, it is as simple as that, and in my case, I just focus on my breath, only observing that it is going in, coming out, going in, coming out.

However, the most difficult job in meditation is to control our  wandering mind  , but what I learn in school and in numerous videos that let it be wander, you just focus on your breath (or anything u like), slowly and slowly mind will wander less.

Position :

Many wonder what should be the best position in which meditation can be done, well ‘ideally’ it is always  Padmasana.

But in intial stages or as long as you are comfortable, it can be done in any position what so ever you want, it may be :

  • Just sitting on a chair or a couch
  • Just laying down on a bed 
  • Semi-sitting position
  • Can be done when you are travelling in a car (but not driving by yourself), or in train or flight
  • Can be done while working in your office (just have a five min break)

You have to focus on a single object. Thats it !!!

Duration :

Well, again ‘ideally’ as long as you can and become still.. 

But for starting purpose, start with 5 mins duration for two times/day, increase it gradually to 15-30 min for 2-3 times/day.

Well the benefits will show itself gradually day by day.

15 Advantages of doing Meditation :

  1. You will be more calm, less irritation, less anxiety, less anger.
  2. You will have more Patience. In any adverse condition, you will not gets tensed easily, but instead because of more patience you will develop the capability of first analyzing the condition and than act according to it.
  3. You will start “Acting“, instead of “Reacting”. 
  4. You will have more inner happiness. Its practical aspect is that you will good from inside. A lot of people you will around you who always utter or you can find from there face that they are not feeling good, always in tension, irritated (I know so many faces pop up in your mind).
  5. When you are happy from yourself, than only you can make others happy, so meditation helps to make strong relationships.
  6. More happiness, less depression.
  7. Studies shows that by continuous meditation there is increase in Grey Mater of brain, which are responsible for increase learning and memory.                                                                      
  8. There is decrease in alcohol and substance abuse.
  9. Increase ability to work under stress.
  10. Strong decision making.
  11. Decrease mood swings.
  12. You become more observant, this is one of the most important advantage we get from it, as being observant is really a game changer in any field.
  13. Improves sleep.
  14. However meditation isolates you from outer noises, but it develops certain characteristics that makes you a good social person.
  15. As a doctor how can I forget its healthy benefits… it prevents increase in blood pressure, develops immunity, control your hormons so in turn prevent diabetes, helps to prevent headache.

    Well there are endless advantages of it, and here are are few which I have discussed with you. 

    Most of these advantages are subjective, that is they can only be felt by an individual, so start doing it, as whole worls and celebrities are going gaga for it.

    Here is one picture which sums up all, courtesy by : LiveAndDare.com

    Workout.

    Well thousands blogs, quotes, tips about WORKOUT you can find on internet along with facts, data, expert opinions, but today I am going to share some of my personal experiences while doing personal workout regimen, which I have learnt from internet only after reading many articles, and one of my favourite website from where I have learnt alot is www.bloomtofit.com .
    The 9 IMPORTANT POINTS  what I have observed in my quest for workout, I want to share with you, They are :

    1. I have learnt that what type of body you want to make depends upon your personal preferences. I am more interested in lean, thin, tight and toned body with good cardiovascular functional status with little element of muscle building. 
    2. I have figured out that workouts does not always require large amount of time, rather you can do in 20 minutes also, which normally i do. How ? There is a regimen called HIIT  (High Intensity Interval Training, you can read more about it here HIIT ), it is basically the collection of alternate intense workouts and rests.
    3. In my exercise regimen, the most important tool is  Skipping Rope.  Skip rope basically involves almost all exercise, if you properly do it, highly effective, very less time consuming, cheap, does not require large space, can be done any where, can be taken anywhere. I have learnt alot about skipping rope from here (do read this). Also watch this video .
    4. Do focus on that workout which makes your body stronger from inner aspect as well as from outer aspect, which also increases your work efficiency. For me as per my profession cardio is much more beneficial tham strength training.
    5. I have become more energetic after starting my workouts, able to do more physical work, more effectively, and my body also becomes more flexible and reflexes also improved and sleep becomes more sound.
    6. You Mentally becomes more strong, and that is the most important benefit I have observed. Can sustain pressure for a long time, that too calmly. And there is always the sense of wellbeing amd sense of happiness in me.                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    7. If you research on net, hear comments of health experts, celebrities, you will find that  sugar  is a bad substance, that’s why I have also decreased the consumption of that. But after after doing my workout, I don’t have to restrict myself from having sugar, automaically my conscience does not allow me to have that in excess.
    8. Even the quantity of food is automatcally adjusted by my body, believe me.
    9. Peoples starts to give you compliments 😜

      Well these are some of my most powerful points what I have observed evidently. Will share more in future.

      Are you doing workouts. If NO, then why ? If YES, than what type of workout you are doing.

      Remember doing Workout is very difficult initially, but you comes into the zone than the whole scenario changes.

      Please do share your reviews.
      Dr. Anshul 

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      Is MENTAL PRESSURE Important for our Improvement ?

      Well I have thousand examples till now in my medical career and in life, that I can say pressure is soooo good to keep you going and achieving great things in your life.

      Recent example of it most of us has seen in Salman Khan’s blockbuster “SULTAN” (on which I have written a blog yesterday, please check out here http://wp.me/p7uYLP-2M ), that how the aim of setting the Blood Bank puts him under such pressure that he pursue to do wrestling at an age when most of the wrestlers retire and that too in the free style wrestling.

      I am going to share some of my personal examples when the pressure to achieve something in my life brings out some good things in my character which even I do not know before..

      1. I switched from CBSE Board to State Board in my 12th class, so that I can have more time for preparation for my Pre-Medical Exams. That state board school was a Hindi medium school and they were ready to give me unlimited holidays so that I can have ample time for coachings and study. In the final exams of 12th class, because of miscommunication between me and my Hindi medium friend, I had gone to give English paper with the preparation for Hindi language (not revised English language subject from a long time). Now at that time I was totally aghast, almost crying, fear of not passing 12th starts developing (remember I was preparing for Medical exams also), than out of nowhere that pressure develops some kind of inspiration and I said to myself that “You already studied in CBSE where most of questions comes from outside of the sallybus, so you can do it”, finally managed to do something and got pass with approx 60% marks in English 😁 .
      2. When I managed to enter into the Medical College, I was totally in a masti mood for whole of the year and with much difficulty manage to get pass the 1st year, but was not feeling good. So because of the pressure of performing better, I promised myself that now I would study like the ideal medical student, tried to do that for the next 5 years, and able to get some satisfactory results.
      3. When I had come first time to a new city with a  totally different culture, without any relatives living there, without any college hostle (as in Hostels we do find some like minded people, and we do make some awesome friends there) I do find some mental challenge, but again that pressure generate some peculiar joy of exploring new things, make relations with acquaintances, and this pressure helps me to open myself, to improve communication, to manage things by my own, to explore the unknown.
      4. The pressure of working long hours in hospitals develops the abilty of relentlessness. Even after working for 30 hours, if my HOD tells me to do more, than I can (but internally not want to 😜 )
      5. When I was new to my specialization training, obviously I do make mistakes (and still doing in my 2nd year of post graduation), and my professors/seniors do punish me (verbally), obviously I feel bad, but this verbal punishment makes me mentally strong to sustain in pressure situations, and this quality is highly important in medical profession (and in others too).
      6. Started writing blogs sometime back, not in a writing hobby previously, but the pressure to do something good pushes me to do writing, to make time for it. And this pressure of performing better and to be in company of some good bloggers compel me to join #BlogChatter ‘s #HalfMarathon . And see writing some meaningful stuff for the straight 5th day.

        These are some of the examples from my experience that I want to share with you all about how the pressure helps us in our life if we take it in a positive way.

        What are yours… share it with me, how mental pressure affects you, positively or negatively ???

        The Neglected Ones..

        Have you ever appreciated when you enter into the clean theatre..

        Have you ever appreciated when you enter into the clean Mall, with clean surroundings and everything seems so polished..

        Have you appreciated any Corporate Hospitals like Apollo, Medanta, Hinduja for their cleanliness, and everything there seems so up to date and seems to be at their place where they are supposed to be as compare to government hospitals..

        Have you ever appreciated the clean roads and surroundings in your residential campus, or the local supermarket guy for guiding you to your desired item or the customer care operator for your phone or broadband service..

        May be you appreciated, may be not, I am not sure…

        But about TWO THINGS I am sure (about the majority of people)..

        1. They may not appreciated the good things but they definitely  cursed the negative things like dirty roads, improper surroundings, dirty chairs of multiplex, rude behaviour of customer care operator, as everyone has developed the ability to identify ‘bad over good’..
        2. (For this I am almost 100% sure) they haven’t appreciated the person behind the good work because they are the ones who are the most neglected in our society, like the sweepers, cleaners, peons, call centre boy, helpers in supermarkets, nurses, housekeeping staff and so on (list is too long).

        Now the question is why  like this happens in our culture that we always praise the ‘bigger jobs’ (as we think so) and neglect these type of jobs ?

        From my experience working in a hospital, these so called non-important jobs people are  the pillars of any institution, acting as the lubricant of a machinary, because even if a single cotton piece at the time of need not available to us than we as a doctor become helpless (trust me).

        Remember the strike by sweepers in Delhi, last May 2015, everywhere garbage and litters could be seen, even in post South Delhi. This is the example of our over dependance on them.

        So just want to convey you all that EVERY PROFESSION, every people in that profession is IMPORTANT. 

        We have to respect them, just admired their work, give them a smile, this means a lot for them and they will repay you 10 times for you smile.

        Not everything can be judged by money, somethings should be feel by its VALUE. 

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        They Say… I Reply…

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        “they say”…
        This is most common words you will hear in your day to day life, “mom they are saying that this is not looking good so I will not wear..”, “hey that person was saying that it is very difficult to do, so its better I will not try to do that…” and so on….

        So isn’t it better to reply to those persons who represent “they”…

        They say, do not feed your child with mother’s milk initially, instead feed him/her honey… (some indian communities think that colustrum, the initial mother’s milk, is bad for the baby, which is wrong)
        I reply, it is the best quality of milk or anything the baby can have at that time, why to deprive them from it..

        They say, do not let your child to be handled by so many persons as they get infections..
        I reply, if I will do this than how the child will get their blessings and love, which is most essential thing in life for them..

        They say, do not let your child to play on streets with low society children..
        I say, if I do this, than how they will learn to socialise, to communicate, and how they come to know the problems the children are facing because of poverty..

        They say, (as the child grows) do not let the child to talk to other religion child or stop them to go their house (hindu to muslim or vice versa)…
        I say, than how they will understand the values of other religions in this vast country known as India..

        They say, send the child to “that” school because it is predominantly Hindu/Christian/Muslim…
        I say, well school’s quality is determined by the quality of education not by the community of children..

        They say, why you sending your child to drawing classes or dancing classes or sports coaching, there is no future, instead send him/her to study maths or science, he will become a doctor or engineer and earn a lot of money..
        I say, the criteria of money will not be the criteria for choosing the career, rather their interests will be the prime importance for choosing any perticular field..

        They say, why you are going against the ideology of society..
        I reply, I do not go against any person, I just follow what seems to be right to me…

        These are some of my thoughts, what are your’s that seems to be against the society or even against the elders of your family.. do share it with me…

        Anshul 🙂