Writer By Chance.

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I am a surgeon working in Lake shore Hospital in Kochi, a city in the state of Kerala at the southern tip of India. A stroke at the age of 39 left my left side considerably weakened, putting paid to my career as a surgeon. The scalpel, through which I communicated with the world, and expressed myself as an individual, being of no use to me since the stroke, I took to writing, as a means to express myself and to communicate with the world. this blog 'writerbychance' is part of my new-found passion.

A bolt from the blue and three commandments

The stroke struck me out of the blue, turning my life upside down. But I chose to face it by adopting the ‘three commandments’

Hunger cries drowned in Rafale din

The much-hyped Rafale fighter jets from France has joined Indian weaponry by paying through the nose. Is the money worth it to stave off enemy infiltration from the 49th poorest nation on Earth?

COVID 19; Kerala down but not out

Kerala, around May 2020 looked certain to do an encore of her triumph over Nipah infection with COVID-19, which wasn’t to be with homecoming of NRKs

An ‘angel’ rushes in to save a toddler

COVID 19 marches on relentlessly. Amidst illness and death, stories of resilience and kindness of human spirit amidst the crisis abound. Here’s one such

COVID19 vaccine; it’s no genie which will spring out of the bottle

As effective treatment options against COVID-19 refuse to emerge, the cry for a vaccine is being heard all around. But can it be arm-twisted?

‘CORONA warriors’ in Kerala turn ‘CORONA pariahs’ overnight

Once Kerala’s ‘COVID bubble’ burst, brickbats replaced bouquets for her so-called ‘CORONA Warriors’

COVID-19; ‘Dharavi Miracle’ proves basics hold the key

Asia’s largest slum, a potential powder keg for COVID-19 mayhem creates a miracle by flattening the viral curve by sticking to the basics


It’s ‘COVID’, ‘COVID’, ‘COVID’, everywhere, driving even healthcare providers crazy, that it’s treatment of non-COVID cases that give them some respite

Cardiac surgeon with a big heart

It is rare to find doctors these days who shirk off temptations for self-advertisement and self-aggrandizement. Here’s one, born to dedicate his life for patients. My salutations to him on National Doctors’ Day

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