Monthly Archives: April 2015

Best Places for Diagnostic imaging in Mumbai


Diagnostic imaging is the use of imaging techniques to get a clue about patient’s disease. These imaging techniques help the doctor look inside your body without the need for any invasive procedures.

Diagnostic imaging is very important in confirming the diagnosis, assessing treatment options, and checking the course of the disease. In short, diagnostic imaging ensures that the patient receives accurate evaluation of their ailments, and effective treatment.

Though the rural India is still lagging behind the modern world in terms of progress in medicine, our cosmopolitan Mumbai is certainly up to date in that respect. You have a variety of choices in diagnostic imaging in Mumbai.

Mumbai has many private hospitals as well as public hospitals which have integrated radiological departments providing these options. Also there are many imaging centres not affiliated with any hospitals.

What are the important things to take into account in choosing a diagnostic center? The first thing to consider is proximity of the center to the residence. You wouldn’t want to go all the way from Borivali to Colaba for a CT Scan in Mumbai. The next thing is the reliability of the center, and quality of the images. The quality of images depends on the machine used for diagnosis. A low quality image means compromised diagnosis. Then, the cost of the procedure is also a deciding factor for some patients. Continue reading Best Places for Diagnostic imaging in Mumbai

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There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.

– Pablo Picasso

Plastic Surgery in Mumbai


Mumbai –  the city of dreams – has a very high glamor quotient. And it isn’t only because it is home to Bollywood. Be it the Queen’s necklace of Marine Drive, or the enchanting beaches, Mumbai has its own magic. Is it any wonder that the city is growing to be the cosmetic surgery capital of the country?

Medical tourists visit the country for plastic surgery in Mumbai. One of the reasons for this is the good quality of treatment offered at a lower price than in countries like UK or US. These people are in for a double treat – plastic surgery along with sightseeing. Not just the foreign tourists, but the trend in India is also leaning towards plastic surgeries.

Plastic surgery is a speciality in medicine concerned with reconstruction or repair of body parts, either to treat an injury, or for improving their appearance. Plastic surgery is divided into two branches: cosmetic surgery, which aims at improving looks, and reconstructive surgery aiming to improve function.

Cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure which changes or enhances normal physical appearance. Most common cosmetic surgery procedures are liposuction, facelifts, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty (nose jobs).

Cosmetic surgery has its appeal to people of all age, and gender. It defies both time and genetics. It helps a person to look better, and feel better. Sometimes, a person opting for cosmetic surgery can have underlying psychological problems such as depression.

Earlier, cosmetic surgery was popular only in celebrities. However, cosmetic surgery in Mumbai has shown a steady rise. Now, vanity is high on the list of  the rich as well as the middle class. And why not? There isn’t anything wrong in wanting to look different. When you’re confident of your beauty, your self esteem rises too.

There are also times when cosmetic surgery goes wrong. This can indeed be stressful for a person. However, It can be corrected. You can opt for a correctional surgery in Mumbai.

Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed to correct aesthetic form, and functional impairment. The defect may be caused by congenital abnormalities like cleft lip and palate, or acquired deformities from burns, accidents or cancer surgery. Though it is done to improve function, it might also aim to restore normal appearance.

Some people might view plastic surgery as a fad, but it is much more than that. It is a boon for people with developmental defects or those, who have suffered from accidents. As for the cosmetic surgery branch, when people aren’t happy with themselves, it impairs their personal, and professional life. I have known people, who never smiled because they had crooked teeth. Plastic surgery changes people’s perception about themselves, and makes them happy.

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The waves

Motion- the sea waves

“The waves of the sea help me get back to me.”

— Jill Davis.

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

– Margaret Mead

A visit to the museum

Coconut trees

And these,” Miss Claire, the history teacher, said pointing at a big painting on the wall, “are the trees. In that corner, you can see a three-dimensional model.”

Some kids rushed to the corner to see how a real tree would have looked.

Miss, what did the trees do?” Reema asked pushing up her glasses.

They gave Oxygen-” The teacher started.

Oxygen? You mean like our cylinders? They look heavy,” Ria asked, her eyes wide with apprehension.

How did people carry them?” Atul piped. Continue reading A visit to the museum

Her new friend

Her new friend at the mall

They all looked the same- sweet, and sincere – her future friends. That is the reason she came to the mall. Not to hang out with her old friends, but to make a new friend. Every Saturday night. Continue reading Her new friend

Book review: A walk in the rain

Book Review: a walk in the rainBook:  A walk in the Rain                     

Author: Udai Yadla

Publisher:  Revelation House Books

Publication Year: 2015

Book Cover: Enticing

Pages: Paperback, 326 pages

Rating: 3.7/5

The title along with the book cover depicting a serene pair walking in the rain leads you to believe that you are in for a cosy, slow story. You couldn’t be more wrong. A walk in the rain takes you on a roller coaster ride of intense emotions, and plot twists. It’s a tale of love, and retribution. Sometimes, fate leads you a merry dance. Is it destiny’s way of giving you a second chance? Or not? Continue reading Book review: A walk in the rain

A walk in the dark

A walk in the dark
A dark night

She paid for the medicines, and left the chemist’s shop, which was opposite the bus stop. Until three months ago, when she travelled by bus, this was the same path she used. Her house was about fifteen minutes walk from here.

Today, she regretted sending away the auto-rickshaw as she traversed the familiar path. That incident changed every woman’s opinion of the area. The street no longer seemed safe.

Darkness had engulfed the entire lane, the dim street-lights barely providing enough light for her to see the road ahead. The shops in the area were closed for the night. Her mobile phone showed 10:30. It might as well be 12.30, she thought, staring at the pitch black night. Continue reading A walk in the dark

Once upon an evening sea

Once upon an evening sea

The shore:

As the evening set in, the boats turned towards the shore.

Soon, the coast filled with jolly fishermen, who boasted about their catch. All the colourful boats were brimming with mackerel, tuna, codfish.

All except one. Continue reading Once upon an evening sea