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Women the Future and Past

Close to the city of Paithan, in a small village called Sauviragram, which lay along the banks of the great river Godavari, lived a woman named Ilaa. Being cotton farmers, her family was well to do, but not among the richest in their area. It was the harvest season, and cotton had to be picked from the plants. The wholesalers and traders from Paithan would be arriving in just a few weeks, carrying gold and goods for barter. They would exchange what they carried for the cotton that the farmers grew. The bales of cotton had to be ready in time! Work was at its peak! But Ilaa was not to be found in the fields. She wasn’t working. Instead, she was sitting by the banks of the great river Godavari. ‘I am sick of this!’ she grunted loudly. Ilaa was clearly upset about something. She was in not in her usual functional state of mind to work that day. Ilaa, throughout her life had been very respectful to her elders, blindly obeying their orders, always in agreement to what they said, following…

The Night to remember

Nishanth and Vishwas entered the pub. It was a Saturday evening and the roomates decided to spend their weekend drinking after a hectic week. They were both postgraduate students in Orthopedics and finally they got some free time after working two days continuous under the orders of their Hitler boss. They didn’t have any other friends and always used to hang out with each other. They were best friends and roommates. They sat at the bar counter, ordered their usual Budweiser and both of them drank it simultaneously till they finished half of the bottle. The drink relaxed their minds and now they could scan the room for some hot, single ladies. They desperately needed some sexual activity to help them gain some confidence and to regenerate their energy for the next week. Sex could regenerate their energy levels,   big time. Nishanth spotted an unstable couple near his corner. The boy looked old for his age, with a shabby beard which would have suited anyone else but him, he was unattr…

Life is fair when it needs to be

Ragahv, was alone on the beach. Only the upper one third of the sun was visible and the sky was bright orange. It was the start of the summer season but the weather was cool and pleasant. It was the perfect start to what would be a beautiful evening. But for Raghav it was an exception, he had just experienced the worst day of his life. His company had just hit rock bottom, he was bankrupt and he himself was the reason for it. It wasn’t bad economy, shares or any other financial factors that caused the loss, it was his big risk taking attitude that did the trick. Raghav, was self-made, first generation entrepreneur who had started a repair services startup along with his engineer friends and converted it into a multi-million dollar giant. He wasn’t an engineer, he was a second year medical student when he ventured into this. Raghav had an aim of changing the world and a big fan of Steve Jobs, so just like the legend he started working early and it paid off. His old school friend had t…

The Girl's mistake

Radhika was tired and completely exhausted, she had almost seen around 20 patients now, 7 of them were new admissions, and the remaining were just follow ups. There was one more patient to go. Before moving to the next patient, she took a deep breath, closed her eyes and acted as if she inhaled energy from the surrounding air. Now she was ready for her final patient. The patient was a 56 year old female, married with five kids. She was a new case, and her name was Vijaylakshmi. She was a local, belonging to low socio-economic status. She came with chief complaints of mass in left breast. Radhika had already had the diagnosis in her mind without even touching the patient, carcinoma breast. Radhika examined her breast. She inspected and palpated the left breast. The mass was located in the outer upper quadrant of the left breast, it was stony hard in consistency, and non-tender, immobile indicating that it was attached to the chest wall. She complained of hemoptysis (coughing of blood)…