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The rare opportunity that Narendra Modi has been given and why it must not be squandered by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Very rarely in recent Indian politics has a single party got a majority in the Lok Sabha. The mandate that India has given to Narendra Modi and the BJP presents an ... Read on »
Am uremic, will travel! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A few days back, I got an email from Sachin Patel of Pune. I am posting excerpts here Hi Kamal, [....] Ever since I have been on dialysis I have been apprehensi ... Read on »
Mending my buttonhole ways after the fistula infection by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I recently had an infection in my fistula near the puncture site. It started off with pain, some swelling and then eventually a small discharge of puss and fever. I use ... Read on »
Finally getting the look of my pizza right! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I've been fascinated with the idea of a home-cooked pizza made from scratch including the dough for some time now. The dough has become easy to do after we got the bread-m ... Read on »
Modi must stop his below-the-belt barbs by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Barring a miracle, Narendra Modi is going to be the next Prime Minister of this country. I guess everyone knows this. It is just the margin of seats that his party w ... Read on »
No, NOTA is not a wasted vote by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I posted here a couple of days back that I was considering NOTA for both the Lok Sabha and the Assembly elections. A couple of my friends on Facebook commented ... Read on »
The Gandhi family must really stop this whole 'sacrifice' rhetoric - the media must also do its bit! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was watching the news last evening and saw Priyanka Gandhi talk to a TV person. She was talking about how Varun Gandhi had 'betrayed' her family. Her contention ... Read on »
The Accidental Prime Minister: Damning revelations by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure On the face of it, former Media Advisor to the PM, Sanjaya Baru's book, "The Accidental Prime Minister" does not contain anything new. It is common knowledge that ... Read on »
Vajpayee's advice to Modi on following 'Rajdharma' - very significant by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Rarely has an election has been as much about a single individual as it is in the 2014 election. Barring a few states, the entire country is divided into Modi lovers and M ... Read on »
Is this election about who is the least unacceptable? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There are two main contenders for the post of PM. Narendra Modi has already declared himself, rather pompously, the winner of this election. The other is Rahul Gan ... Read on »
Politicians wearing skull caps: flawed symbolism by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The Economist, in a widely quoted article says, "Unlike other BJP leaders, Mr Modi has refused to wear a Muslim skullcap and failed to condemn riots in Uttar Pradesh in 20 ... Read on »
Oh what a fall there was... by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night was my dialysis after my regular weekly off. Since I don't dialyse on Tuesdays, I usually end up with twice as much fluid on Wednesday nights than other nights. ... Read on »
Dakshin Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had finished my tour of the North of the country when I visited most of our North Indian centres. This month, it was time to tour the South! So, I headed off to Chennai ... Read on »
On World Kidney Day, take a step back and think about this by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Today is World Kidney Day. Last year, on this day, I posted a few simple tips to keep your kidneys going for long . I am not going to repeat them. When you see the ... Read on »
Is a court verdict enough to absolve Narendra Modi of the 2002 riots? Should we even care? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There are two types of people who support Narendra Modi. The first type consists of ardent fans. They don't care about the 2002 riots. They don't care if Modi ... Read on »
HDU Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I saw the speaker list on the Hemodialysis University 2014 (HDU) website , I was really excited! Some of the top nephrologists in the world were going to come to Hyde ... Read on »
Bone pain returns by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have grappled time and again with bone pain. The worst episode lasted almost a year around 2010 and I found the answer after numerous trials and errors, seeing multiple ... Read on »
NephroPlus introduces Hello Kidney, a dialysis podcast! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I interviewed Samiir Halady for the first episode of Hello Kidney, a podcast from NephroPlus. In the interview, Samiir talks about how he finds the energy to trek ... Read on »
Rishikesh Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure One of the items in my bucket list was to raft and swim in the Ganga. So, when I learnt that Rishikesh, which is situated on the banks of the Ganga, is only an hour's driv ... Read on »
Delhi Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This trip was the longest I have done in India after I got diagnosed with kidney disease. I had to go to Delhi for a meeting and decided to visit Agra (for some work) and ... Read on »