Fresh red snapper is a good option for a quick side with steamed rice. Especially if you have a Shark stirfry with a hint of gravy on the other burner as a main course. The recipe for tonight was quiet simple: mustard oil, snapper fillets, sprinkle herbs, salt and chilly flakes, close and cook for ten minutes. Open lid, turn and cook for five more minutes. The shark stir fry is simpler. Mustard oil, garlic, chilly, shark meat chunks, salt, […]
Obituary for Roopesh Raj, renowned Pune-based journalist, columnist, mentor and family man. Includes tributes from family, friends and colleagues. #roopeshraj #journalist #Pune #writer #subeditor #thebengali
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Diary notes from a patient’s journey into an ACL Reconstruction surgery at Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, in pandemic times.
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11.10 am Work is heavy. And hectic as always. Which is good. But news of the death of people due to COVID or of critical situation due to the infection is just a text or phone call away. I have friends in COVID ICU. Family members in regular ICU. Family friends just back from hospital and in excruciating pain. And every day there’s someone else on that list. 13.15 pm Am struggling right now. Struggling to walk, struggling to sit, […]
6.26 am I feel heavy. Like you feel when you try to haul yourself out of a swimming pool. Can’t open my eyes. My bones are weary. Head is heavy. And I can’t get enough sleep. Another half hour would be great. And what would be the point of getting up anyway? Another day of working from morn till night, dragging by myself from hour to hour, lying to myself that there is a higher purpose to this daily drudgery? […]
The Best Days of My Life.
The trick they say is not to be attached to your self or your self image, or to the pedestal that our ego puts us on. And just stay in the now, always.
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