Category Archives: Medicine


A hundred years ago, there was another pandemic that unleashed havoc across the world. Millions were lost and maps, geographic and psychological, were redrawn. Facing a new pandemic in 2020, we try to make sense of our changed lives, our hollow ambitions, our former aspirations, and for too many people, our empty wallets and stomachs. Continue reading

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Say “Aah…”

Before I came to the U.S., I had extensive work done on my gums. You heard right. Gums. By and large, they had taken over my teeth and as all colonizing efforts go, the process had involved a fair amount … Continue reading

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Bombay Diaries: One

Feb. 11, Bombay. 9:15-10:130: A cousin, who may or may not have a driver’s license, is driving me and my mother from Thane to the Tata Cancer Hospital in Lower Parel for her post-partial mastectomy check-up, which is four years … Continue reading

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