Dentist. Educator. StoryTeller @Penn Ivy League. Cricket. American Football. Pune. Philadelphia. Princeton. Deccan Gymkhana. Tennis. Chitale. Vaishali.
Aug 17 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Senior couple living alone in Pune 4.
Over the last few months, wife has been deteriorating mentally at a rapid pace.
And hence physically also.
Husband is struggling to cope.
Goes to terrace for a 5 mins break.
Comes down to find wife is not in the apartment.
Calls made to daughter and couple of neighbours.
Friends called. Search ensues.
Local police station reports old lady at police station in the city area. Unable to remember name and address.
Daughter goes there and finds her mother.
Turns out that area
Jun 13 • 14 tweets • 11 min read
Back in the 90’s, the Palkhi was basically an unexpected unplanned holiday from school and a LOT of people walking on FC Road!
Move to 2023 and it means so much more!
Reverence, respect, dedication, perseverance and better understanding of our culture!
I had the distinct pleasure of walking on FC road just as the warkaris started coming and ended up getting a Darshan close up of both the Tukaram and the Dnyaneshwar Palkhis towards the end with some friends.
I won’t write too much right now but here are some pictures!
Jun 12 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
I feel Twitter is the best social media platform. It has tremendous social, educational and networking value.
Personally it has helped me create a lot of awareness about the importance of oral health and clear a lot of myths about my profession.
As an aside, it has enabled me
to help people in dental pain also.
What happened today was the best example of that.
I woke up to a few people tagging me in this tweet:
Prior to 1859 Nagarathars worshipped a Vel (spear), a representation of Lord Muruga, under a tree. The Vel was kept under a Pipal tree (Arasa maram) at the bank of a tank (pond). Fresh water from the hill emerged as a waterfall and filled the tank.
May 20 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
This is a GREAT point and one I feel should absolutely introduced from next year!
For those who are wondering what it means, a brief background:
NFL games are played on Thursday(1 game) Sunday (2 games each at 1.00 and 4.15 and one game at 8.00 PM) and 1 game on Monday Night.
Sometime in the early 2000’s a young Maharashtrian musician realised that Marathi songs were not being played on the FM stations, as they were not commercially viable.
He decided to address this situation by making a landmark Marathi song.
He took a unique approach. He decided to make that the sole focus of his life.Over the next 18 months, he did not take up any project.
The other decision he took was that it would be done with the best singers, in the best recording studio and with the most talented musicians.
Apr 23 • 25 tweets • 14 min read
Mumbai: the city of dreams, Local trains and now Metro, Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar!
Must be a mammoth task to govern it and I was fortunate to get a first hand view of the flagship of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation today, thanks to @Khaki_Tours!
Most people will@say Mumbai was formed by the amalgamation of 7 islands, but in reality there were 23 of them.
A large part of the city is reclaimed land and 2/3 feet under sea level, which often causes flooding during monsoon, often unfairly blamed totally on the BMC.
Apr 17 • 8 tweets • 6 min read
Just when I thought I had had an amazing morning, my dear friend @nitinwelde made it even better!
What a beautiful city we live in.
Some shots….. 1) Army Institute of Physical Training 2) Race Course 3) Race Course 4) Poona Club Cricket Ground
Usually it can only mean one of two things: 1) If the pain is restricted to the upper molar, then a recent of concurrent history of sinusitis/runny nose/cold etc. I typically see this around late November and the history is very clear.
Mar 29, 2022 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
“Doctor why do I need to take this letter to my physician? It’s just a tooth l! Just take it out! What does my heart have to do with it?”
If you are a dentist, you have heard this line many many times!
Old family friend.
Wife passed away many years ago due to
Son in the US!
Not much going on for him other than a job!
Over the last few years, ended up neglecting his health!
His diabetes was through the roof!
The 3 month average, HbA1C, was around 10 for years! (Even for diabetics it should be under 7)
Jan 21, 2022 • 27 tweets • 6 min read
Dr Madhav Ghate, practising Psychiatrist, Pune writes on:
Why Tennis is so much more than a game!
I have been playing tennis for more than 55 years. Played it at the school, college, university level and even up to national and international levels.
I have also played many other games like Cricket, Table tennis, water polo, Athletics and so on. But gradually Tennis became my first passion. So much so that my wife used to say that it’s your first wife. Now after seventy years of life, looking back, I have realized that Tennis
Dec 12, 2021 • 6 tweets • 6 min read
Spent a very enjoyable morning at the Urban Sketchers Exhibition at Pune Handmade Papers behind Agricultural College!