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Lal Singh

Reading a post by Victo reminded me of someone. Around 2009, five years into practice I had started doing Phaco cases. One of my first patients was Lal Singh. An octogenarian farmer, what you’d call ‘son of the soil’, always dressed in a simple white kurta-pyjama and a blue turban with a saffron band, a little … Continue reading

5 days, 5 photos challenge. Day 1 (2nd go) – the little temple on the top of the rock

I’ve done this before, but I’ll do it again. Hi, I’m mad, in case we haven’t met! The Rules: The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate … Continue reading


Two days since I quit practice and I already have patients calling me up to ask why. They want me to look at their test results, to advise them about their therapy plans and so on because they aren’t satisfied with “the new guy”. Makes me feel wanted, a little bad, but strangely, not nostalgic. … Continue reading

Double standards on Archaeology, be sure of what you believe!

I have been reading some blogs that talk about how much archaeological evidence there is for the stories of the bible. And the first thing that struck me was, how are the believers joyously proclaiming their “victory” over bible-deniers basing their claims on archaeology, the one field they always, always deny when it comes to … Continue reading

On Creation…

There’s an ancient Hindu verse that goes: “Why is it that Brahma (the god of creation) made this world and leaves it so? If, being all powerful, he leaves it so, he is not good. And if not all-powerful, he is not god” I never found a believer who could answer this to my satisfaction.

Godless morality…

I have been debating with a few people online about morality. Essentially, the issue is, is morality a given in an atheist universe? Are there any objective standards of morality in the absence of any god? Is it just a subjective set of rules that may vary from nation to nation, group to group, even … Continue reading