@vedvyazz As a marketing professional of some repute, a community volunteer for women/child issues & a parent with 20+ yrsof experience, I can tell you that 'Friendship' is the biggest con invented to get a 'collective' to act uniformly. (1/n)
@vedvyazz As if not having many 'friends means you're somehow flawed🙁or that loners are scary, loony souls to be mocked/avoided! This kind of emo. manipulation makes control easy & behaviour mould-able. At the cost of personal autonomy. I've seen this happen far too often (2/n)
@vedvyazz The truth is one cannot have too many friends! The ones who stand by you, the all-weather types, cycle in & out of your life. All friends we have are there either for a reason, a season or a lifetime. We need to know who is which & act accordingly.(3/n)
@vedvyazz Friendship calls for time, effort & personal investment. A maturity to allow the other to just 'be'. An ability to be vulnerable & authentic. To be unapologetically ourselves with each other. This is why so many of us have lots of acquaintances but very few friends. (4/n)
@vedvyazz Very early on, I taught my sons that their 'true friends' would number just about 4-5! The rest were in their lives to learn from & let go, no strings attached. As for docs, this is a community that is really low on social niceties & EQ. (5/n)
@vedvyazz As if being a hard-working, time-starved, sleep-deprived repository of medical knowledge means the rest of us need to put docs on a pedestal. This loss of 'normal' life is the collateral damage the medical profession extracts from members of its fraternity. Get with it! (6/n)
@vedvyazz To show how ego-sensitive the community is, I've yet to meet a doc who is OK being called by their first name only in a professional consultation (I always do so)! Conversely, docs do make for VERY loyal friends. Mine is an Army Offr. a pediatrician who serves on Niti Aayog(7/n)
@vedvyazz Its time for the community to shed its isolationist entitlement & joins us plebeians as many docs are increasingly doing! They make for the funniest of people, the warmest of friends & their natural sense of empathy/ objectivity makes them super-desirable in frndshp stakes (8/n)

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It is mentioned in Upanishads that women are forbidden from doing Ashtanga. There is a scientific as well as cultural reason for this in #SanatanDharma (1/n)
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