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Friday, February 22, 2008

Intern: A Doctor's Initiation By Sandeep Jauhar

Here is the promised excerpt and link to my book review on Intern: A Doctor's Initiation By Sandeep Jauhar

"Humility is something one rarely finds among doctors. It was refreshing to find that in the recounting of Dr. Jauhar's story, he was very quick to admit the inadequacies and limitations he possessed. His candor was much appreciated. Every student entering the medical field and those already pursuing this profession should read his story as it will allow them to understand what lies ahead of them, assure them that they are not the only ones feeling the way they do, and comfort them with the fact that there is a light at the end of the tunnel (and no it's not a train coming in the opposite direction)."

My ICB Article on Heath Ledger

I was so surprised today when checking out something on The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) that the link to my article entitled Shekhar Kapoor Speaks About Heath Ledger was #1 out of the 77 listed. IMDB.

If you would like to read the article, please go to the above link and click on the I Crave Bollywood Article (Jan 29, 2008), hopefully it will stay in the #1 spot. Even if it doesn't, it's nice to know that it is for now.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Book Review - A Golden Age - Tahmima Anam

My recent book review A Golden Age By Tahmima Anam appeared on Lokvani this week. Here is an excerpt and the link to the rest of the article. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to my review of Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation By Sandeep Jauhar M.D.


Told through the eyes of the young widow Rehana Haque, A Golden Age recounts the events leading up to and including the Bangladesh War of Independence from East Pakistan in 1971. It is the story of Rehana's struggle to preserve alive herself and her children.

For those who have experienced the ravages of war, reading the story of the Haque family may take them back to relive a time they may either wish to forget or hold it's memories close to their hearts as they empathize with them. For those of us who have never experienced such atrocities or devastation, we cry in sympathy and try to wrap our minds around the events that are so vividly portrayed by the author; those of war and refugee camps alike.

Read the rest of the review here

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

How To Wear A Saree (Sari)

After many requests and much searching, I have found several videos on how to wear a saree (sari). The first video shows various ways to wear a saree. The direct link to the website is also available if you click on the title of this post. This one is Part A. You can find Part B here