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.

Antibiogram; another feather on Kerala’s illustrious cap

Antibiotic resistance has taken healthcare hostage. Will antibiogram proposed to be adopted in Kerala help to save the day?

Ban on Two-finger test for rape survivors; did judiciary go overboard?

The judiciary rightly red-flagged the scientific validity of the PV test in rape survivors. But by directing the test to be done away from the medical curriculum itself seems an overdo

Rishi Sunak’s ancestry deepens the subcontinental schism

Rishi Sunak, the British Indian takes over British premiership. Reverberations of the same are felt in distant India along communal lines.

Only humility, meekness and truth can satiate India’s hunger

As India fares badly in the Global Hunger Index rankings, the government adopts denial and rubbishing the report instead of acceptance of the same with humility and pursuit of truth

Misuse stares at Supreme Court extending MTP to the unmarried

The Supreme Court includes the unmarried within the ambit of abortion laws. Will it add to society’s promiscuity?

Judicial chiding alone won’t make happy marriages

Divorce rate in India is just 1%. But is the 99% really happy within their marriage? Has financial independence of women improved her lot within marriages?

A fisherman’s tears demand poor-friendly healthcare

With healthcare dispensation in private sector corporatized into a lucrative business and healthcare in public sector leaving much to be desired, where will the poor go to get ailments treated?

Hospitals are no wayside dhabhas 

While standardization of healthcare costs is essential, displaying rates as on a menu card isn’t the answer

K-rail protests; fast-tracking power through backdoor

The governing LDF in Kerala is hell-bent on constructing its dream project, the high-speed K-Rail. The opposition is hell-bent to see it shelved. Is the opposition protesting to precipitate a constitutional crisis to assume power through the backdoor?

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