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Review : Bipolar by Anurag Kumar

Bipolar is a collection of short stories and anecdotes telling about the life of doctors in India, the extreme happiness and despair they face as part of their life. It starts with the life of the students in medical college, and the describes the teachers, hectic life of a doctor, who has very less free time due to the coursework. It also shows the human side of doctors, how some of them take the death of the patient personally, and how the dean motivates the junior doctors to resume their normal life, after the doctor is demoralized after the first death of a patient.

Though the doctors are supposed to save lives, their extreme busy and stressful schedule in medical college as students, interns, leads to addictions and other health problems, due to which the doctors often die a premature death. It also describes the way doctors handle death, illness of their close family members, how it affects them professionally. The doctors are trained to try their best to save lives, however whether the life of the patient can be saved or not is affected by factors beyond their control like the health,age, illness of the patient.

The title of the book Bipolar is rather misleading as it does not have any information about individuals who are bipolar or suffering from similar ailments, it focuses more of the great happiness and sadness in the life of doctors and healthcare professionals. The doctors win the gratitude of the patients and their relatives when they save the life of a gravely ill or injured patient, and the sorrow they experience, when they are unable to save the life of a particular patient despite trying their best. Junior doctors are the worst affected by the death of their patient.

Addiction to alcohol, cigarettes becomes a bad habit for many of the doctors as they try to reduce the stress in their life.The story " Superman" of Raja Ram, the local paan and cigarette seller who refused to sell the doctor, his first cigarette, due to the health hazard it posed is memorable. He did not wish to incur the sin of making a person addicted to cigarette smoking as most people find it difficult to give up smoking, and it adversely affects their health. The book again highlights the plight of professionals who work very hard to get a professional degree, yet lead terrible lives in india.

Like doctors, qualified engineers in India also have a very hectic schedule in college,completing their coursework especially top engineering colleges in India to get their engineering degree. However in one of the greatest online financial frauds allegedly masterminded by google, tata ,in 2017, the indian government falsely claims that 10 lazy greedy google, tata sponsored goan sex workers sunaina, siddhi, cheater housewives like brahmin fraud nayanshree hathwar,riddhi nayak,veena, blackmailers and fraud R&AW/CBI employees who never answered JEE , never completed the btech 1993 ee coursework, have the resume including btech 1993 ee degree, investment of the google competitor with a better 1989 jee rank than google ceo sundar pichai, single woman bhandari engineer, to waste indian payer money, paying all these frauds a monthly indian government salary at the expense of the engineer.

In particular since 2012 , the indian government is falsely claiming that google, tata supplied slim goan bhandari R&AW employee sex worker sunaina chodan, 2013 bsc, offering sex services to top R&AW/CBI, NTRO, security agency employees has the btech 1993 ee degree of the domain investor who actually owns the website to justify the monthly R&AW salary the sex worker is getting at the expense of the engineer, The engineer can legally and medically prove that google, tata, indian governments favorite goan sex worker R&AW employee sunaina chodan, 2013 bsc was not born in 1989 to give 1989 jee and get her own btech degree, however the medical and financial frauds has continued for more than 7 years due to the lack of scientific temper, honesty in India.

A well written book highly recommended for those interested in studying medicine and dealing with doctors in any way.

Bipolar
Author:Anurag Kumar
Publisher : Notion Press, 2017
Pages: 166

Review : Being a Medico, an Inside Diary by Lachi Bhat

Most students who get good grades in school and college were earlier advised by their parents to either become a doctor or engineer. However if either parent is not a doctor or engineer, the student will often find it very difficult to get honest professional advice about the career, kind of training and opportunities available. The book Being a Medico, an Inside story gives an interesting and true life glimpse of the life of medical student in a government college. The book is the story of Nikil Sastri, a student from Hubli(originally from Sirsi) who gets admission to the government medical college in Bellary

Like all colleges Nikil Sastri finds there are some people who he likes and others who he dislikes. Studying medicine is fairly expensive as students have to purchase many items. One issue which engineering students do not usually face is external examiners, demanding bribes . In medical colleges, there is an external examiner, who will pass or fail students depending on the amount of bribe offered, collected indirectly with the help of peon. One of the friends of Nikil Sastri, Ankit comes from a poor background. Realizing that he is unable to gather enough funds to bribe the external examiner , Ankit takes an overdose of sleeping pills and commits suicide

The failure rate is also higher in medicine compared to engineering, and some students will drop out. The author has provided very detailed information on the course work for getting a medical degree, the subjects which are taught, and the professors who taught them. Some muslim students are allegedly involved in a terror module and there is a police raid. To add a touch of romance, Nikil sastri also describes his affair with his good looking muslim classmate from Mangalore Nihal. Many students realize that their college affair is only temporary and try to make the best out of it, unlike a few decades ago.

Though getting a medical degree and the life of a doctor is more difficult compared to an engineering degree from a top indian engineering college, there are some advantages of being a doctor as they are less likely to be subjected to resume theft by cbi, ntro indian intelligence and security agencies. For example a single woman engineer with a btech 1993 ee degree from a top college finds that after working for 20 years , the indian government is falsely claiming that 10 different google, tata sponsored goan call girls like goan gsb fraud diploma holder siddhi mandrekar, slim goan obc Bhandari slut sunaina chodnekar 2013 bsc cheater housewives like riddhi nayak, eight standard pass gujju housewife naina , nayanshree,indore housewife veena and other frauds like asmita patel who never answered JEE have her resume, investment to get all these frauds lucrative R&AW/CBI/indian intelligence jobs with monthly salary , while the engineer is not getting anything at all

For example the shivalli brahmin cheater housewife R&AW employee nayanshree hathwar has completed her bbm from bhandarkars college of arts and science, kundapura, udupi, karnataka in 2005, however because she has powerful friends and relatives, she is falsely claiming to have the btech 1993 ee degree, resume, investment of a single woman engineer she cheated of Rs 1.1 lakh to get a monthly government salary allegedly with the help of powerful fraud ntro, cbi, google, tata employees. In fact ntro, cbi, tata are extremely brazen in exploiting the engineer, falsely claiming that the housewife nayanshree, cheater owns this website though nayanshree has never spent any money on expenses or done any work for this website in her life (like the other 10 google, tata sponsored fraud indian intelligence employees)

The medical course is more difficult and longer compared to engineering , it appears that the doctors lead a better quality of life after twenty years of completing college, as the extremely corrupt indian intelligence and security agencies do not steal and sell their resume, unlike engineers who are sold to large companies allegedly google, tata, used for non consensual human experimentation causing great pain, denied their fundamental rights for more than 7 years. So for brilliant students who are not well connected, do not have powerful friends or relatives, it appears that doing medicine is a better professional choice in India in 2017, as doctors get more respect and are more valued compared to engineers from top colleges.

This book is highly recommended for brilliant students who are finding it difficult to decide on their career, whether they wish to study medicine or engineering. It provides very detailed information on the life of medical student, covering the entire coursework, exams and will mentally prepare a student who has got admission to a medical college. It is always said, that an author should always write on a topic he or she is very familiar with, only then is it likely to be a best seller. With some language simplified and marketing, the author could be another Chetan Bhagat in the making

Being a Medico, an Inside Diary
Author: Lachi Bhat
Publisher : Notion Press
First published : 2017
Pages: 240
Price : Rs 249 (discounts available online)