Spiced Apple Cake

You know when you have those last two or three apples remaining but don’t feel like eating them, because there are other, fresher fruits in your pantry? What do you do with them? My usual go-to is to chop them up and make an apple stew or occasionally an apple chutney. Or a small portion … More Spiced Apple Cake

30º of Yoga

In a world of perfectly sculpted power yoga and CrossFit enthusiasts, I’m a bit of an anomaly. Completely content in my body, I didn’t care about the fact that I no longer had a flat abdomen. But once I’d crossed the dreaded milestone of 35, I realised that I had to start doing something more … More 30º of Yoga

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