Thursday, July 6, 2017

The best of times

Wake up at 4am. Start streaming movies. Switch to novels when done with films. Switch to music when done with books. Take a nap. Return to movies.

When was the last time, I had such peaceful times? The summer vacations during school? Perhaps, yes. Those were the only other times that had seen me in trance.

Well, folks, most of you (not all) know me well, and the kind of roller coster ride that life has been for me. The ride has been fruitful so far. 

So why this post right now?
A week back, my results came out, I cleared the National Board Examination. Big deal? Yes, for me it is. 

So where do you stand now?
Well, this is what I am.

  1. A proud alumni of Sree Narayana Public School, Kollam.  (Obedient, prompt etc, yes yes,don’t frown! I was, and I will continue to be. Huh?)
  2. A proud alumni of Medical College Trivandrum. The Class of 2005. (Is there a more wonderful place? I doubt. A very unstable phase it was. The transition from school to college. Oh God! Still can’t comprehend how my friends adjusted with me! But thanks folks, and teachers, I feel rock solid now! Had I not been in this college I wouldn’t have cracked the DNB practicals, no no, not bluffing.)
  3. An adorable product of Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi (yes, I’m adorable). First as a bystander, then as a student, and finally a staff. (Could a department be hectic yet cool; heavy yet make you madly miss when away for a month? Yes, that’s my gang) 

So what does it look like on paper?
Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS, DNB Anaesthesia

So the results came out a week back, what delayed this announcement?
Feel relieved, you just saved yourselves from a hyper emotional-drama rich-extremely mushy-cloud nine powered post. 

Wait, you said, staff?
Yes. I return to the Gangs of Lakeshore this Monday! The super cool-ultimate in awesomeness-Department of Anaesthesia. 

With lots of love,
(Pic courtesy- Google Images)

Review- The ministry of utmost happiness

The mother has delivered again; her first child was Classic. I rushed to the crib, and what did I see? In her own dreamland swam the second born, Epic. With her birth, the World now stands divided. On one side we have the haters and on the other, the lovers.

‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ is the most stunning reply that a writer can give to a world of lies and prejudices. It is a political satire that ushers you to a roller coaster ride through a brutally real world. As you ride through the pages, you might lose touch with time, but hold tight, trust the author.

I loved it.

(I was in school, or was it college? I still remember the dream. Arundhati Roy visits my house. With a cup of coffee in her hand, she says, "Well Nithin I'm writing my second book."

Ages flew. Two years back, I met her. Spoke with her. And she said, "Well, couldn't visit you at your house, but I am writing my second book." Another two years fly, and here I hold the very book.)