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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Deathly Doc

Waiting for an appointment at a doctor's chamber is one of the more boring experiences in life. Pharmaceutical companies do provide the docs with subscriptions of major magazines, but the copies on the corner table are always many issues old. The doctor who is responsible for ridding me of my ailments (for a price of course), in addition to the frayed magazines, also houses a small bookstore, 15-20 books displayed on a shelf marked 'Books for Sale,' handwritten in blue ink.

A friend who was accompanying me on one of these wearisome waits, pointed out a book. It was titled in Hindi, Maut se Bhay Kyon? (Why Fear Death?). Leafing through the poorly typeset (on moveable type) slim volume, one sentence towards the end stood out - "Jeevan vishakth karta hain, mrityu shuddhikaran ki prakriya hain." It translates to, "life contaminates and death is the purification process."

Nothing wrong with the philosophy, but at a doctor's chamber?


San said...

the current wait for a doc's appointment here is a month - and that's just to register!

Must admit our surgeries here don't have much entertaining for us to read just ghastly looking posters that don't put me at ease :S

I refuse to visit the Doc now.

Atul Sabnis said...

maybe that is just a disclaimer - of sorts! :)

educatedunemployed said...

Where else?? Can you think of a better place?..:D

dwaipayan said...

that's an omen... change ur doc...otherwisse, God save poor soum

aquamarine said...

i bin avoiding my appt with the dentist like crazy, not to mention that my weekends get swallowed by good old work...