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How To Save A Life – By A Neonatology Intensive Care Unit Physician

I am a Neonatologist. I am a doctor who works with newborn babies. Most of my work is inside an Intensive Care Unit with fragile prems, sick babies struggling to breathe and monitors beeping all around me. As usual, today I saved a lot of lives I return home, unmask, shower and plonk down onto my sofa with my overjoyed daughter. With a twisted smile on my face, I think about all the lives I’ve saved today. My deft fingers, practised hands, quick thinking brain and tireless feet have once again given a second life to many…. and all that within those 12 hours that started as I skipped down 5 flights of stairs from my home and ended when…

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My Coffee Habit – Level 2020

Have I crossed the limit with my coffee habit? Dope Coffee: Dark Matter – Anti Gravity Blend. This is what the coffee bean cover tells me:Instead of boring you with some generic copy, here’s the real deal We just really love coffee, man. We’re obsessed with finding the most amazing beans, roasting them fresh and sending them your way every day, just so that when you take that first sip, your eyes light up and you go “Damn. That’s some Dope Coffee.” And this is the description on the website: Our gravity-defying five bean house blend is mad chocolatey and super nutty. Smooth as a shot and strong enough to hold its grounds against anything you throw at it, Dark…

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Confessions Of An Indecisive Coffeeholic

When there’s too much to choose from…

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A Bloggable Sunday Lunch Addendum

Old fashioned Uraindha Kozhi Vedikkiradhu I made for lunch – cooked by Aazhamaana Porichals in traditional Ottaadha Paathiram. Kids enjoyed the frozen chicken pops deep fried in an old non stick pan. (I won’t take credit for the ketchup – we just squeezed out some from a bottle into a silicone green cupcake liner.)

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The Coffee Journey

My deviation from the instant coffee route started when I accidentally bought filter coffee powder instead of instant coffee powder during the final stages of my bachelorhood in Trichy. I was forced to buy a South Indian filter and tried putting everything everywhere to brew some coffee – I drank whatever the  random positioning of the 3 parts of the filter, the coffee powder and hot water produced. All that changed when I surprised myself with a Breville coffee machine with a grinder for our 5th wedding anniversary. Suddenly pressing buttons produced the weirdest sounds and the nicest coffee. Pouring out the frothed milk was an art and soon I realised why I was never destined to be an artist….

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Coronavirus – What They Say And What We Think

Government order: 14 hours of curfewIndians: Coronavirus stays for 12 hours only. So if we stay indoors for 14 hours it will die. Government order: Lockdown for 3 weeksIndians: Coronavirus infectivity period is 2 weeks. So this lockdown will defeat the virus. Government order: Lockdown extended for 2 more weeks.Indians: Some reports saying incubation period is 28 days. So this extension will annihilate the Coronavirus Government order: We will carefully start easing some of the lockdown restrictions in…..Indians: Coronavirus is over. Lets get back to life as usual.

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Tha Paradox Of Easter 2020

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Hope – A Rose Blooming Among Dry Thorns And Leaves Sprouting From Dead Branches

The rose plant that I have in a pot perched on my balcony is a story of survival. It flowered, grew, withered, sprouted and just about survived. But it’s time had probably come. The branches were withered and the leaves were dry or unhealthy. I was willing to let go of it. I did the occasional pruning and deadwooding, but not regularly. I watered it nonchalantly almost everyday. It didn’t look heàlthy and its days seemed to be numbered. But it had its own plans and over the last few days a small bud appeared on a delicate branch. I saw 2 bright new twigs with leaves sprout out of drying stems. For unseen by me, my mom was carefully…

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Waters Turn Red – But It’s Not Biblical

A recent tweet created a small frenzy on the internet for a while. The Etobicoke Creek in Canada had red water flowing in it and the video captured by hikers was quite dramatic. @CP24 @CTVToronto Hi the Etobicoke Creek is all red??? pic.twitter.com/M3i1qvtAyW — the meatagain of my neighborhood (@adamcarson0205) March 24, 2020 The responses immediately warned people of end times and tied in recent events to create Biblical prophecy theories. However it turns out this red water was a result of 400 litres of red dye / ink that had spilt into the creek from a company. Peel Public Works clarified about this in a tweet Approximately 400L of red ink was spilled into the Etobicoke Creek. The Ministry…

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The wonder of it all

You didn’t pay your taxes. You didn’t question it when the government allotted a meagre percent for healthcare. You were busy buying IPL products and spending money on movies. You were assured that you were contributing to the economy. You questioned every rupee that was needed to treat you and your parents when you were all sick. You didn’t follow the advice to control your mom’s diabetes and didn’t heed the healthworker who wanted to help you stop smoking at home.Now you’re wondering why your mom can’t get an ICU bed with a ventilator and why your favorite doctor is not able to treat her –  because he was given a cloth mask instead of full protection and is now…

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