Calm Under Pressure- Becoming A Surgical GOAT

Calm Under Pressure- Becoming A Surgical GOAT

©Dr. Aparna Govil Basker It’s my regular bed time routine to scroll through some Insta reels before I crash for the night. I usually love watching commencement speeches and sometimes some other stuff like stand-up comedy etc. It is good to end the day on 

Hope and healing

Hope and healing

©️Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker One of the most powerful stories that Homo Sapiens have passed on from generation to generation over thousands of years, is the story of “hope”. “Hope” is our true super-power. Hope can work miracles. Without “hope”… well… everything will be … 

The Gift Of Life

The Gift Of Life

©Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker Samarth (name changed) had called my team at least a dozen times over two days, seeking an urgent appointment for a consultation for weight loss. He wanted to lose weight in a very short span of time. As is common understanding, 

The Caretakers

The Caretakers

©Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker I recently treated an 80 years old diabetic lady for a gangrenous gall bladder. By the time she presented to us, she was in severe sepsis. It was a difficult surgery. After the surgery, I met her son and grandson and 

HNY!!!

HNY!!!

When I was growing up, the new year meant sending and receiving greeting cards to and from friends and family. For over a month, the postman would continue to deliver bundles of actual greetings almost daily. As a child, it was most exciting to receive 

THE EXPERIENCED DOCTOR

THE EXPERIENCED DOCTOR

©️Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker This morning as I was getting ready to go to the hospital, I looked in the mirror and a streak of grey hair caught my attention. I paused for a moment and a bittersweet emotion passed through me. As a doctor, 

DOWN THE MEMORY LANE

DOWN THE MEMORY LANE

My father is known in the family for his humongous collection of stamps and rare first day covers. All through my childhood, I waited for the day when he would pass this precious collection to his first born child, which is obviously me! Well, as 

GRATITUDE

GRATITUDE

©️Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker I love sitting around in the surgical lounge for a bit after the surgery is over. It is usually here that we end up meeting our colleagues and have some light banter. We talk about this and that and then get 

Learn to just be

Learn to just be

LEARN TO JUST BE Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker It fills me with wonder when I look at the sky,Its a beautiful blue as far as I can see with my eye,Rays of the glowing sun peep through the clouds with silver lining,And pretty birds soar 

MY REFLECTIONS ON THE SEASIDE

MY REFLECTIONS ON THE SEASIDE

Endearing is the innocence of childhood that believes in the pure joy of creating castles of sand. Children don’t get demotivated when these castles are washed away by the waves of the sea. It is inspiring to see their enthusiasm about making another one the