I'm Dr.Mani, a pediatric heart surgeon and author. I raise funds to sponsor heart surgery for under-privileged children in India. On this blog, I'll share my thoughts, travel photos, fitness tips and book reviews.
“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English) – Lewis Carroll
My daughter wants to be a researcher. We were talking about the scientific method – formulating hypotheses, designing experiments, analyzing results and drawing conclusions, which then cycle back to new hypotheses.
And I said, “It all begins, however, with curiosity!”
A longing to understand the world around us; what makes it tick; how to tweak it to work differently; how to make it better.
Some places have “history”.
The Place de la Bastille in Paris, for instance, where the French Revolution led to storming the prison.
Or the Colosseum in Rome, where man fought beast to the death.
Not all “history” is momentous and globally significant, though.
Some places have a deeply meaningful, if only personal, relevance to us.
A year is a long time to learn. And in the last 12 months, I’ve learned some powerful lessons. Here are the 6 biggest ones.
I passed out of medical school over 30 years ago. There were 204 students in my batch.
In the course of 2017, I met nearly 50 of them in person at least once.
That’s 25% of a group of friends I’ve known for three long decades!