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Failed Liver Donor | Difficult Woman | Writing in NYT, AlJazeera, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Mint, Hindu, SCMP | Bunch of awards + fellowships |
Oct 8, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
CP Surendran #MeToo
CP once chased me around a lawn party in Jor Bagh (to launch the publishing house Random House on India) when I worked at OPEN magazine. I'll explain what 'chased me' means. I got a bad vibe because he patted or touched me proprietarily, and I got a scare > I could have misread his situation which is why I decided to avoid him. He was also high, I thought. He chose to follow me around, calling me naive, sexually clumsy, inexperienced... variations on this theme. All of which I may have been. I was/am the earnest Bengali studious >
Apr 14, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
A thread about doctors based on my observations: #Delhi docs, esp. younger ones, do not touch patients. No clinical exam as is common in #Calcutta No open your mouth wide, turn your eyes to the light, examining your abdomen, listening to your breathing. They prefer test reports> I have observed this over the past several months as my father has stayed in and out of hospitals, mostly in. Only the older doctors in the hospital, by that I mean those near 60, carry stethoscopes. Is it an outraged #Caclutta habit to examine patients clinically? >