My tryst with an ovarian cyst – laparoscopic surgery by Dr. Deepak Rao

(This is the final part of a three-part series about my experience from the discovery of the dermoid cyst, to my harrowing experience in the various hospitals of Bangalore, to the final laparoscopic removal by Dr. Deepak Rao of Rashmi Hospital). I was admitted for surgery early on the morning of the 8th for a … More My tryst with an ovarian cyst – laparoscopic surgery by Dr. Deepak Rao

My tryst with an ovarian cyst – laparotomy v/s laparoscopy

(This is a part II of a three-part series about my experience from the discovery of the dermoid cyst to my harrowing experience in the various hospitals of Bangalore, to the final laparoscopic removal by Dr. Deepak Rao of Rashmi Hospital). Fifth stop: Manipal Hospital, on the 1st day of 2019. Not the most auspicious start … More My tryst with an ovarian cyst – laparotomy v/s laparoscopy

My tryst with an ovarian cyst – discovery & diagnosis

(This is the first part of a three-part series about my experience from the discovery of the dermoid cyst, to my harrowing experience in the various hospitals of Bangalore, to the final laparoscopic removal by Dr. Deepak Rao of Rashmi Hospital). I look forward to Christmas holidays more than the average person. The holidays for … More My tryst with an ovarian cyst – discovery & diagnosis

French Jobs For Me

As a French teacher in the Alliance française network in India since 2011, I’m often faced with one of these questions: “What can I do after I finish the B2 course?” “How can I use French in my professional life ?” “Ok, so I’m now fluent in French. What can I do with this skill?” … More French Jobs For Me

For The Love Of Ciders

“Cider? That’s a girl’s drink.” “You need to grow up and discover adult drinks.” “It’s just fruit juice.” “I guess you can’t handle alcohol?” “Oh, that sweet, fruity drink?” Just some of the reactions I’ve received when I tell people about my new found love for ciders. I usually just shrug and let people continue … More For The Love Of Ciders

Postcards from 2006

I’ve read so many anecdotes of people receiving parcels, that were lost in the post, years after they were sent. But not even in my remotest fantasies did I ever think that I’d be one of those people. Sure, I’ve fantasised a lot (and I mean A LOT) about getting a call from Air France … More Postcards from 2006