Pune, 1 January 2023, 1820 hours: Just returned from a walk along the busy street nearby. I remember the time when that broad concrete road was nothing but a mud path cutting across this part of Baner. Come to think of it, I remember when the main Baner Road was a narrow partially paved, partially mud kind of road hurtling across fields and wild brush towards the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway (which itself was a narrower younger version of its current robust […]
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, […]
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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