"The more things change, the more they stay the same."
- Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr


When we first enter the dimly lit room, we see the magician.
Intrigued by what we know he is about to do, we gather around him.
In observing the hands at work, we understand. 
In understanding the power behind magic, we are inspired to do it ourselves.
In doing, we realize the true struggle behind the faux effortlessness. 
We fail yet we persevere. 
We evolve yet we strive further. 
We better ourselves every time we fail. 
We stay focused every time we succeed.
And without even knowing it, one fine day we look up and suddenly realize that we are no longer the watcher any more. 
We are now the watched. 
We are now the hands that inspire. 
We are now the magicians.

"The more things change, the more they stay the same." - Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr


The medical world may have evolved in so many ways over the last 1 and a half centuries but still the building blocks remain the same - Observe, Understand, Do, Persevere, Evolve... Succeed.


Authors note:
Watching young medical students today in my operation theater, I was just reminded of the images from over a century ago when scores of enthusiasts in the field of medicine would watch as surgeries were performed in huge amphitheaters.
Placing both images side by side really did bring home the reality of Alphonse Karr's prophetic words.

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Gulab Jamun with Dark Chocolate Filling

One of India's most popular sweets, the Gulab Jamun needs no real introduction. The milk-solids based sweet is actually not just limited to Indian cuisine or even South Asian but is also a part of Caribbean cuisine! 

Gulab Jamun with Dark Chocolate Filling

They are delightful melt-in-your-mouth little globes of heaven and can test the character of even the truest of calorie watchers as they sit there in their golden hues, bathed in a glistening sugary syrup.

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This post is part of my #AtoZChallenge for April 2016 where my theme is TV Sitcoms.
For the letter Z, I choose Zach Braff & his show that still changes lives today, Scrubs.

Premise:

Simultaneously humorous and heartfelt, the show by Bill Lawrence follows the lives of the new doctors at Sacred Hearts Hospital as they deal with their patients and their own lives, viewed from the eyes of a quirky young intern.


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Becoming an icon on a television show is no easy feat with ratings wars and finicky fan followings for each show. Over the years, many have starred in various shows with very few breaking the code. But there are the rare few who are lucky enough to taste success not once but twice, known across generations for two iconic roles. This post focuses on those talented stars who cracked the code twice in different shows and had us going 'You again! I know you!'.  

Hugh Laurie - House MD / Jeeves & Wooster

As Jeeves, he is the hilariously silly rich British kid from the 1900's with no brains who is dependent on his butler to get him out of trouble.
Decades later, House MD would turn it all upside down, leaving him an genius, drug addled, scowl-faced American doctor who solves medical mysteries that nobody else can.


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This post is part of my #AtoZChallenge for April 2016 where my theme is TV Sitcoms.
For the letter W, I choose The Wonder Years.

Premise:

The off-screen narrator reminisces about growing up with his family as a young boy on the verge of becoming a teenager through the late 1960s and early 70s in America and the lessons in life he learned along the way. 


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