Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Ek alag baichani si hai,
Ek alag hi kasak hai ye..
Ki udane ki kashish hai ye.... 
Ye man chanchal theherta hi nahin
Apne paron ko dhundne ki ek zid si lie baitha hai…… 
Lekin dhundne jo nikale to dhund pata bhi nahin……… 
 Khud se rubaroo ho pata bhi nahin … 
Hum koshish Karen lakh samjhaen…… 
Par apne bhramon ki dunia se alag ho pata hi nahin.......
Na jane kaun si umeed ka kinara kie baitha hai.......
Na jane kaun se asman ka sahara lie baitha hai
Kale ghane badlon ke saye se....... 
Tez barsati barish ki tabahi se
Dar aur saham to jata hai ye……
Lekin har manna iski fidrat main nahin ……
Na jane roshani ki kaun si aas hai ye … 
Jisme khud ko is kadar bhigaye baitha hai ye……
Har dard beasar sa hone laga hai…
Ye na sunna chahta hai na samjhna chahta hai….
Baichani ka ye ajeeb silsila hai…
Jisse bahar ana shayad ye chahta hi nahin..
Ye to sirf intzar karna chahta hai…
Ek nai subh ka ..
Ye to sirf intzar karna chahta hai…

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Modern Healthcare in India - Present and Future Scenario

As the saying of the wise goes 

Health is wealth

Indeed so! And in today’s busy and Competitive world even more so…

In the modern fast paced world, where everyone is running around and working nonstop; it becomes even more important that in this race one’s health doesn’t get neglected. Therefore it becomes imperative that quality healthcare and better medical infrastructure be available to everyone.

In India, healthcare is being delivered through both Public healthcare and Private healthcare.
Although public healthcare system provides free and subsidized healthcare but the infrastructure and quality of healthcare are the main concerns that are still being dealt with.
However the silver lining is that all these concerns have been taken care by the Private healthcare system. Private healthcare system has been able to provide the best healthcare facilities to masses with its cutting edge technological advancements, best medical practitioners and doctors with worldwide reputation, state of the art infrastructure and constant advances in medicine and equipments.

Today India offers best healthcare facilities which are at par with the western countries.
Private hospitals in India like Apollo and many others have come a long way where they can boast of world class medical facilities and that too at a comparatively lesser expense.  Treatment costs in Indian hospitals are way less as compared to the costs in USA or Britain. That’s why Modern India has become one of the most favorable destinations for medical tourism. People from neighboring countries as well as from African and Gulf countries now travel to India for better medical facilities.
Indian hospitals excel in the areas of heart surgery, hip replacement, and Joint replacement and are much sought after even by the westerns because of less cost. A Cardiac Surgery costs almost a tenth of what it does in America which in itself is a matter of pride for Indian healthcare and an enough incentive for westerns to look up to India for treatment

Indian hospitals provide facilities like Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Transplants and Urology. The Hospitals also provide services like Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Endocrinology, ENT, Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Neurology, Urology, Nephrology, Dermatology, Dentistry, Plastic Surgery, Gynecology, Psychiatry, General Medicine and General Surgery.

 Moreover, there have been many ground breaking innovations in the field of medicine
Today we have cure for even the rarest of rare diseases. As we see some new kind of ailment springing up every new season be it SARS, Bird Flu, Swine flu or the latest Avian flu, the medical fraternity have been able to combat all these diseases with their knowledge, perseverance, clinical research and innovation in drugs and medication.

Recent past has seen a lot of development in technology related to diagnosis and treatment, which includes New and sophisticated instruments, automation, surgical robotics, modular operating theatres, minimal access surgery systems, telemedicine, radiology. Development of a lot many healthcare gadgets is also underway.

For example
Diabetics can be supervised in a better way with the help of a glucometer, which performs the action of measuring glucose in the patient's blood and the reading then goes directly from the glucometer to the health care provider via mobile phone.
A Vscan is a Pocket-sized visualization tool with ultrasound which enables physicians to conduct internal visual exams of their patients to confirm what they may or may not be hearing immediately and non-invasively.

Telemedicine which arrived in 1999 involves the remote diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of patients via videoconferencing or the Internet.

“Prevention is better than cure”

Treatment and Prevention being the flipsides of healthcare, modern healthcare pays an equal emphasis on prevention too. Preventive health checkups can help in early detection of some serious ailments like cancer which can be cured if diagnosed at an early stage.   
There are some 85-plus tests to ascertain if people are healthy or not. From blood tests to quick CT and MRI scans to rule out cancers, Stress test for families with cardiac history, Blood pressure, cholesterol  and sugar level, general eye test, health checkup for woman like Mammogram test for identifying possible signs of breast cancer etc.
These Preventive health checkups therefore can help to nip the evil in the bud. Early diagnosis helps in complete and efficient cure. The finance minister has even announced a tax incentive of up to 5,000 for preventive health check-ups, thus underlining the importance of prevention.

However Healthcare in small towns and villages still remains one of the prime concerns

Most of the best private hospitals are located in Metros and tier one cities while rural healthcare needs are yet to be addressed in a more effective way. But the good news is that there have been several advances in the form of telemedicine and video conferencing.
Many hospitals like Amrita Institute of medical sciences, Arvind eye hospital, Apollo Hospitals have made an attempt to reach out to the rural and less accessible areas by means of telemedicine.
  • For example DISHA(a Distance health care advancement project)  partnered by Apollo hospitals is  a novel telemedicine initiative to provide long distance healthcare to the under-served population  aimed at providing healthcare to vulnerable groups at an affordable cost. With this objective in mind, a mobile Teleclinical van will reach out to areas that do not have access to state of the art medical care. The van will have an ultrasound machine, an X-ray, a defibrillator and an ECG machine along with dedicated doctors and other Para-medical staff from Apollo Hospitals. The hospital has also ensured availability of specialist doctors and operational staff at its hospital to facilitate multi-specialty consultations for patients visiting the mobile tele-clinical vans. Aided by technology and service minded Medicare professionals, the van will offer superspeciality and specialty tele consultation, lab facilities, onsite consultation and secondary and tertiary care where needed
  • The CURE foundation is another effort by Apollo Hospitals to bring cancer care to those who cannot afford it. CURE extends preventive as well as rehabilitative cancer treatment to the economically backward
  • The Hospitals are also running awareness campaigns against various diseases by means of presentations, counseling, audio or video conferencing and such similar initiatives. These awareness campaigns are directed on educating the rural people about a balanced and healthy diet, malnutrition, Sanitation, some minor and major ailments.
Hopefully this Healthcare gap in India will be bridged with the expansion of Private hospitals into the rural and suburban areas. And the vision of universal healthcare will soon be realized.
We Indians are lucky to have a rich cultural heritage of Yoga and Ayurveda.

Pranayam and a few simple exercises are simplest way to keep healthy. . Many diseases related to heart, joints, obesity can be controlled by regular yoga and exercises.
Small dose of simple Yogasans in the morning also keeps you fresh for the entire day.
We can simply switch on the TV in the morning to learn a few simple yogasans by Baba Ramdev or we can learn them from easily accessible CD’s or over the internet.

On a closing note modern healthcare ensures wellness for all by means of technology, medicine and traditional forms of healthcare. There are certain challenges like matching the rural healthcare standards with those of the urban, but with all the initiatives being taken up by the Private hospitals and their expansion plans we can hope for a brighter picture of the future.

This post is written for Indiblogger Contest 
Please visit   http://www.apollohospitals.com/cutting-edge.php for more information about Apollo hospitals and their contribution to modern healthcare

Friday, November 23, 2012


I was reading another Novel of Paulo Caelho - "The Zahir". I can relate to his writings so much; but today while reading i was trying to catch my own thoughts as i was reading. Yes there are a few points when my mind stops understanding and relating, but i do not find myself able to identify what is it that i believe if i do not take what i am reading.
Sometimes as if i get caught in my own thoughts and as much i want to simplify the things for myself i actually end up complicating them. There are so many confusions rather should i say i find myself in a constant state of confusion.
 To put forward an example of this confusion let me explain by taking the subject of love say.
 I often dream about being with the right person who would probly change my life and our love will be nothing less than what they call platonic love. Somewhere i  feel i can't settle for anything less than that. But if you ask me what do u mean by "the right person" or "platonic love" i have no clue.
Even i have known myself thinking several times about the futility of love and about whether there ever can be a thing like love.
And even some other times I have seen myself as simply believing in flirting with no strings attached.
 I have thought at times that love is a mere illusion and not quite a reality
 I have thought of it as the most selfish thing on earth which everybody tags as selfless.

Yes we do say "luv u" to so many people around us , to friends, to our family. Even i do. But i have even known myself thinking over it as to what do i actually mean when i say "luv u" to these people. I have wondered sometimes  why is it that i am saying these words when i dont even know what it is to love!! And yet sometimes just because these are the appropriate words to say, or may be to reciprocate, or may be that is what comes to my mind at that particular moment. But honestly i do not still understand what is it that is called love. But since i know i have been programmed to act like this, to say the appropriate words at the appropriate moment, to show particular emotions at particular time, so i act in that programmed manner all the time without faltering.

I find myself standing in the mid of a desert where all directions are looking similar and i dont know which one is to be taken. I pretend as if i know, as if i know more than everyone, but i know that I am lost, terribly lost. I have no clue about anything. My heart believes in signs, in destiny, My heart has faith but my mind constantly questions it of its chosen course and of the meaning of faith. I have no clue of what is right, and what is wrong. It is as if my mind has got formatted or the years of loading  from different sources has corrupted it. I have no concrete answer to anything and my mind is full of questions. There is a constant fracas between mind and heart. But i dont know what is it about the heart that still manages to convince the mind to wait. To wait and watch till it can see the faith speak for itself. ................................

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

sayings from The Warrior of light

Recently I read Paulo Coelho's MANUAL OF THE WARRIOR OF LIGHT. I liked it too much. I could relate to the words so much and somehow it felt like these are the words i needed at the moment. I am sharing a few of them here:
  • The Warrior knows that he is free to choose his desires, and he makes these decisions with courage, detachment, and sometimes- with a touch of madness.
  •  He opens his heart to the universe and asks god to give him the inspiration he needs to turn every blow from his enemy into a lesson in self defence.
  • A warrior of light knows what he wants. And he has no need to waste time on explanations.
  • A warrior of light knows certain moments repeat themselves. He often finds himself faced by the same problems and situations, and seeing these difficult situations return , he grows depressed, thinking that he is incapable of making any progress in life."I have been through all this before", he says to his heart. "Yes, you have been through all this before", replies his heart,"but you have not been beyond it". Then the warrior realises that these repeated experiences have but one aim : to teach him what he does not want to learn.
  • When the warrior of light feels that the moment has arrived, he drops everything and goes off on some long-dreamed-of adventure. When he realises that he can do no more, he abandons the fight, but never blames himself for having committed a few unexpected acts of folly.He does not spend his days trying to play the role others have chosen for him.
  • The warriors of light have a certain gleem in their eyes. They are of this world, they are part of the lives of other people and they set out on their journey with no saddlebags and no sandals. They are often cowardly. They do not always make the right decisions. They suffer over the most trivial things, they have mean thoughts and sometimes they are incapable of growing. They frequently deem themselves unworthy of any blessing or miracle. They are not quite sure what they are doing here. They spend many sleepless nights believing that their lives have no meaning. That is why they are warriors of light. Because they make mistakes. Because they ask themselves questions. Because they are looking for a reason- and are sure to find it.
  • Although i have been through all that i have, i do not regret the many hardships i met, because it was they who brought me to the place i wished to reach. Now all i have is this sword and i give it to whomever wishes to continue this pilgrimage. I carry with me the marks and scars of battles- they are the witnesses of what i sufferred and the rewards of what i conquered.
  • On some nights, he has nowhere to sleep, on others, he suffers from insomnia. That's just how it is, thinks the warrior."I was the one who chose to walk this path." In these words lies all his powers: He chose the path along which he is walking and so has no complaints.
  • In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else's path is wrong.
  • He tries to establish what he can truly rely on. And he always checks that he carries three things with him: Faith, Hope, And love.
  • The warrior of light knows that no one is stupid and that life teaches evryone- however long that may take.
  • While he meditates, the warrior is not himself, but a spark from the soul of the world. These are the moments that give him an understanding of his responsibilities and of how he should behave accordingly. A warrior of light knows that in the silence of his heart he will hear an order that will guide him.
  • When a warrior of light is the victim of some injustice, he usually tries to be alone, in order not to show his pain to others.
  • He has learnt from the archer that, in order to shoot his arrow any distance, he must hold the bow taut. He has learned from the stars that only an inner explosion allows them to shine. The warrior notices that when a horse is about to jump over a fence, it tenses all its muscles.
  • The warriors of light sometimes behaves like water, flowing around the obstacles he encounters. Therein lies the strength of water: it cannot be shattered by a hammer or wounded by a knife,The strangest sword in the world can not scar its surface. The waters of a river adapt themselves to whatever route proves possible, but the river nevr forgets its one objective: the sea. So fragile at its source, it gathers the strength of other rivers it encounters.And after a certain point, its power is absolute.
  • The warrior of light does not always have the faith. There are moments when he believes in absolutely nothing, and he asks his heart: "is all this effort worth it?" But his heart remains silent. And the warrior has to decide for himself. Then he looks for an example. And he remembers that Jesus went through something similar in order fully to inhabit the human condition."Take away this cup from me", said Jesus. He too lost heart and courage, but he did not stop. The warrior continues despite his lack of faith. He goes forward and in the end, Faith returns.
  • When he makes that decision, he hears four comments: 'You always do the wrong thing. You are too old to change. You are no good. You dont deserve it." he looks up at the sky. ANd a voice says: "My dear,everybody makes mistakes. You are forgiven, but i can not force that forgiveness on you. Its your choice" The true warrior accepts that forgiveness.
  • One day, for no apparent reasons, the warrior realises that he does not feel the same enthusiasm for the light that he used to. At such time he has only one choice : to continue fighting the good fight. He says his prayers out of duty or fear or whatever, but he does not abandon the path. He perseveres and believes the angel would soon return and the merest flutter of his wings will soon restore the warriors joy to him.
  • When the master sees that the warrior is depressed he says: "you are not what you seem to be in these moments of sadness. You are better than that." Many have left - for reasons we will never understand- but you are still here. Why did god carry off all those amazing people and leave you?" "By now, millions of people will have given up. They dont get angry, They dont weep, They dont do anything, They merely wait for time to pass, They have lost the ability to react. You, however, are sad, That proves that your soul is still alive"
  • The warrior of light goes to his sacred place and puts on the indestrucible cloak of faith. Faith parries all blows. Faith transforms poison into crystal clear water.
  • A warrior knows that an angel and a devil are both competing for his sword hand. The devil says:"You will weaken. You will not know exactly when. You are afraid" The angel says: "You will weaken. You will not know exactly when. You are afraid." The warrior is surprised. Both said the same thing. Then the devil says"let me help you" And the angel says,"I will hel you" At that moment the warrior understands the difference. The Words may be the same, but these two are completely different. And he choses the angel's hand.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

A night's Dream

In the vastness of ocean, she did not jump in by choice,rather was forced to dive...
swimming across with closed eyes, and no desire of catching some pleasant sites...
Little did she know whether was it a dream or a reality when she got caught in a strange place,
with vertical walls all around, as if the ocean suddenly shrunk down to a deep narrow cavity,
trying to stretch a little, she found that she could not move, she could only go down, deep down into the cavity.Moving down was not her choice, the flow of the water was forcing her down. She closed her eyes, without resisting, she gave in to the abyss.

After an endless wait, the cavity ended and she found the ocean again.She welcomed that sight and this time not with the closed eyes.The ocean welcomed her too offering an absolute bliss that had been so difficult for her to find.

and suddenly she opened her eyes....
It was a strange dream.

Monday, April 16, 2012

of I and I alone

The thoughts are wandering far in the ocean rising and falling with the waves in pursuit of frequency with which to resonate…

They say its impossible to get the patterns out of chaos,
 yet the mind keeps on discerning in a hope to discover ,
with alter ego warning constantly that the chaos is intentional, deliberately raised for the sake of swollen ego…

The resurrection of wholesome is not possible out of what is nothing but smithereens of a fragmented intellect…

For the sake of I only, I had lived, But this I only got lost somewhere in the process
 or rather should I say
 now only It dawned upon I that I never was Found. 
No more I seems a reality. And I questions itself of its existence.
I has lost the sense of being,
yet the I exists.
The material manifestation of I remains.
I is much more than just the material manifestation of I or is this notion alone a trap culminating into a never ending chain of illusions?

The thoughts seeking a refuge from the whirls in the sea, groping to find a single piece of ground to which to stick…

The boundaries of tangible and intangible are diluting calling for the rational faculties to shift from the empty hypothesis to an established fact.

It may lead to transcendence of thoughts, of dreams, of realities, of values, of perceptions, of self,
nevertheless journey will continue to reach the ultimate end because that alone is the reason, that alone is the destiny.