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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 227-228
My Trysts and Travails

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Chest Medicine, Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Submission04-Feb-2015
Date of Decision17-Aug-2016
Date of Acceptance17-Aug-2016
Date of Web Publication27-Oct-2016

Correspondence Address:
P V Santosh Rai
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1229.193068

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She is akin to a newborn
Born with promises to fulfil
A concept of trials, thoughts and tribulations
Nascent in her earliest form.

Blank bits of pages
Stitched in earnest
Ideas inter-wine into promising theories
Loose associations into firm facts
Pilot study to a well-entrenched paper.

She then is thrown into a real world
Of peer reviews and critical appraisal
Only to be shred again
To trim her unkempt flab of details
To pedicure her written sense of language
Into some acceptable form
That's both unique & path breaking.

She is now a finished product
So comprehensive, that she is quoted
So well designed, she begets more alike studies.
Now, you let her go with a heavy heart
No more just your baby
She is to be shared and patronized by a research world
Finally to be archived somewhere in the annals of time.

Conflict of interest

None declared.


This is my original unpublished article, not submitted for publication elsewhere.

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Dr. Santosh Rai is an Alumnus from the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. He has more than 14 years of experience in Diagnostic Radiology. His hobbies include reading, Hindi movies, travel and writing. He jams with his best buddy Dr. Vishak on weekends and creates poetry on esoteric subjects.

Dr. Vishak Acharya is a Pulmonologist by profession and a poet by passion. Apart from patient care his area of interest is unearthing the humane face of modern day medicine. Literature, jamming out with friends and sports are his other interests.


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