Syphilis: Straightening the Misconceptions

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. In India, there are about a million cases each year. Syphilis is treatable and resolves within a few weeks under proper treatment. However, if left untreated, it can progress to a more harmful stage.   A Brief History: As Girolamo Frocastoro dictated parable in 1530, the... Continue Reading →

STDs are better when dialed

Candidiasis According to a survey by the Mayo Clinic, a startling 3 out of 4 women experience some grade of vaginal candidiasis. Although vaginal candidiasis is not generally considered a sexually transmitted infection, it can still be transmitted through sexual contact. The Candida genus of yeast is normally found in the vagina and is the... Continue Reading →

BEST OF 2016: MOVIES

  2016 has had its fair share of ups and downs. Isn't that how life is? But it does not do to dwell on the sadness, and forget how to live, does it? Happiness exists in the narrowest of crevices - all we need is to be able to see it. Putting it this way:... Continue Reading →

The Year That Was

­­­­­ Kudos to you if you are reading this, you made it through 2016! As the cold, lifeless winter gales sweep across the northern hemisphere and freeze everything to be preserved until summer comes along, we take a good look at the eventful year that we leave behind.   Guns, Bombs, and The Ones Who Passed On... Continue Reading →

Mired in Everlasting Conflict

Here is war. With the dark and grim future that it brings with it. War has probably been the most consistent effort that mankind has continually contributed to since time immemorial. In war the lines are always blurred. There is no good team and very often there is no moral standpoint that remains unvarying with... Continue Reading →

Schizophrenia-Master of Puppets

Watch this before you start reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afbKXWCQMvE No, that is not a clip from a horror movie, that’s what a schizophrenic’s mind sounds like. Scared? Don’t be. As I sat down to write this article and engaged in a thumb war with the letters on the keyboard and the backspace, my mother asked me what... Continue Reading →

PTSD – Demon at the Afterparty

​Whether it’s a near-death experience or being made to watch an entire Rohit Shetty movie in a single sitting, trauma awaits us in every corner on the path of life – disguising itself in different forms, waiting to strike. Although we cannot control when calamity strikes, what we can control is how we respond to... Continue Reading →

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