Superwoman in-charge

The socio-economic fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic has been highest on women, who are juggling an ever-increasing burden of responsibilities. The world is in a state of pandemonium She stands erect, as the custodian Of her family, fiercely protective Managing somehow to stay productive Juggling virtual meetings, virtual schooling and more Conjuring new tricks to […]

What’s in a period (.)?

In a world of abbreviated words and letters dropped I realized that inadvertently I had stopped Using the fundamental punctuation tool, the humble period (.) The reasons for this were perhaps myriad- While typing out patient notes detailed I skimped on the number of characters typed, so I would not fail To complete patient charts […]

Poles Apart..

How did we get to all or none? If we don’t agree with each other, we are done Trying to find to the predicament a mutual solution The problem affects both of us, we need resolution But poles apart and sharply polarized we stand Unwilling to even listen to each other, much less understand That […]

Pause for Reflection..

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. Margaret J. Wheatley I held up the mirror before me one day To understand what it might have to say To see me hurtling through life as though I were a river that needed to flow.. Propelled […]

Lessons from the pandemic

No one had predicted such an occurrence A catastrophe leading to worldwide sufferance But there are lessons hidden in each calamity The pandemic has delivered a blow to human vanity Our survival instinct that lay dormant Has resurfaced to deal with the torment.. New revelations, new lessons have appeared While we navigate the waters with […]

Truth-or a dressed-up lie?

“Like yin and yang, truth and lies are inseparable, each containing a seed of the other. No words are ever entirely true or entirely untrue.”– Chloe Thurlow Looks like the perfect material has been invented Called truth- In myriad forms it can be presented Bendable, stretchable, moldable by humankind Capable of playing tricks with your […]

Her marriage..

Sometimes life happens to be just that way What really bothers her, she simply cannot say The pain she swallows like a pill, there is no choice Resentment, discontentment are all internalized, they don’t get a voice The moving parts of her marriage are hidden from prying eyes The truth bleeds inside, covered by an […]

Don’t just click away!

I think an unhealthy habit I have acquired Of clicking on icons on my screen, more than required Of course my work demands thousands of clicks each day I can make huge changes to patients’ lives in this way And then there is the mindless browsing of which we all may be In way or […]

Bad News

I have to break bad news to you I am quite apprehensive, it’s true I don’t know your current state of mind I doubt you’ve previously received news of this kind Intuitively I think you know something is wrong That worsening shortness of breath you’ve had all along Has to be more than a cold-this […]

The Objects of My (In)attention

I am having a pity party today For first world problems are blocking my way These self-created problems prevent My time from being gainfully spent.. ** I have been guilty, I do confess Of acquiring new things, trying to possess The biggest, the best, and definitely more Of everything I can, even if I have […]

Age, a number…

Do I dare imagine, in all audacity That age would just be a number for me? May I dream that at the age of sixty I would be a diva, confident and sassy? I wonder if my gray hair and wrinkles would give me Grace, and an air of wisdom that the world could see.. […]