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Arthur James commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post Watching life vaporize
"` Thanks for sharing. Inner Life dissipates. Immaterial into Life's Universe. Life a vapor. I Remember those I Knew who are no longer trapped in a bodily Form... Rest in Peace"
Jan 27, 2014
Heidi Banerjee commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post The Scary Brown man's burden
"Matt,where do you always find such appropriate spots? Pranay,next time you try to enter Canada,go in disguise (Vince).Even if you get pulled out of the queque,it will be for a good proof that blond men are unspicious whereas dark are ???..."
Mar 31, 2013
Myriad commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post Verbal Tenesmus: scourge of the single man
"Rice?  Nah, oatmeal's your ticket."
Jan 4, 2013
Matt Paust commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post Verbal Tenesmus: scourge of the single man
"I've found rice helps me with literal tenesmus.  With the verbal kind I...it's why I'm a writer.  Good luck.  She knows your name.  She'll guide you. "
Jan 4, 2013
Myriad commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post Verbal Tenesmus: scourge of the single man
"You got back from India last night and immediately favored us with a post - we're honored.  Too bad we can't help with the verbal straining.  Hey, you're a doctor - you shouldn't even have to try. Women should be…"
Jan 4, 2013
Pranay Sinha commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post Verbal Tenesmus: scourge of the single man
"My itinerary was so complicated that I am a little mixed up too. :)"
Jan 4, 2013
Joan H commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post Verbal Tenesmus: scourge of the single man
"Oh, I am mixed up then. (Not unusual)"
Jan 4, 2013
Pranay Sinha commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post Verbal Tenesmus: scourge of the single man
"Hey Joan, I actually just got back from India last night. :)"
Jan 4, 2013
Joan H commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post Verbal Tenesmus: scourge of the single man
"Quite adorable. When do you leave for India?"
Jan 4, 2013
Pranay Sinha commented on Matt Paust's blog post The crack
"Did you ever revisit this crack physically or did you do so only in your dreams?"
Jan 3, 2013
Pranay Sinha commented on Joan H's blog post small world
"To borrow from Oscar Wilde: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.""
Jan 3, 2013
Pranay Sinha commented on L in the Southeast's blog post "It's Just a Dog!"
"Lezlie...what a poignant account of your friend's misery. Thank you for sharing it. The tale you tell is remarkably similar the one I see so often in the hospital with people and their (human) loved ones afflicted with terminal diseases.…"
Jan 3, 2013
Pranay Sinha commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post Verbal Tenesmus: scourge of the single man
"The move continues. Had to chop some deadwood."
Jan 3, 2013
Pranay Sinha commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post The Scary Brown man's burden
"Thanks guys, sorry for not responding earlier. I was sequestered in an internet-less marine paradise for the past week. Rita, Tim didn't shave and his beard became the favourite tug-toy of his niece. :)"
Jan 3, 2013
Hyblaean~ Julie commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post The invalid inquisition
""oh doctor, doctor wait please! I just have a couple of things I need you to sign" *as I plunk down 30 script requests and 20 labs* honestly, that's harder for the nurse than it is for you- since she is not clueless about the…"
Dec 30, 2012
Lunchlady commented on Pranay Sinha's blog post The Scary Brown man's burden
"A very different perspective especially for a country girl who doesn't fly and never visits the big city. I love that you scared off the drunk but I bet it was only because you were male...I look forward to more of your life stories.  "
Dec 29, 2012

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Watching life vaporize

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

One of my patients died today. I helped the family decide to withdraw critical care, helped them say their goodbyes, thanked the patient for the privilege of taking care of her, promised her a comfortable end, and then watched as the nurses sedated the patient and removed the breathing tubes.
 
 
As soon as they removed it, her belly started moving up and down, suddenly lively. Gradually, it slowed. The dreaded death rattle was heard...and then there was…
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Verbal Tenesmus: scourge of the single man

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 10:30pm 8 Comments

“Hello, Pranay”, she said airily when we came face-to-face. I was staggered! She knew my name? After doing my customary check for flying pigs in the sky (the ones with wings, not the ones fired from artillery guns for a lark), I smiled a sheepish smile. She was wearing a simple grey dress, had brushed her long straight hair back and was looking at me with the curious smile that pretty women reserve for people named Pranay.  Let’s just call her Helen for this post.…



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The Scary Brown man's burden

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 11:30pm 22 Comments

 

Exhibit A

I was, my mother tells me, a tender child. Strangers couldn't resist pinching my cheeks (an action I longed to reciprocate with a violent punch to the throat). How times have changed!



On the days I don the kurta, the traditional Indian/Afghan upper wear for men, and a five day old stubble, pregnant mothers avert their gaze, passersby speed…

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The Public GPS

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 4:00am 13 Comments

O bharatiya janta (Indian public), may your insatiable thirst for consulting absolute strangers never be quenched and may your sense of direction improve to the point of being only slightly dubious. But, most of all, may your ability to have impromptu debates at the drop of a Gandhi topi (hat) and reach some sort of motley consensus never erode.…

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At 10:50am on December 23, 2012, Zanelle said…

Your writing reminds me of Deepak Chopra.   Thanks for the good post.   I was a social director in a hospital and spent lots of time with people in rooms like that.   The doctors have it hard.   Someone told me just to think of them as books and that helped me.  I always tried to make them human and was disappointed when they were too busy.   I had the time and was paid to visit with relatives and offer fun things for people to do.   It was a great job.  Still is.

 
 
 

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