The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read it … You will love it…. Your will discover some part of you again…… yes. yet again
I plan to read it again. It is soul stirring. The protagonist is in search of redemption. In the process, it has set off so much of thinking and thought in my mind. May be I will find my redemption? I think I need to follow up on my thoughts!
Vinesh is tall and handsome. His father a Malayali migrated to Guntur and married a Telugu woman. So Vinesh’s friends joke that mother tongue is Telugu while father tongue is Malayalam. His paternal place is Palaghat in Kerala.
He came to me about 20 days ago as he injured his left long finger in a machine and was referred to me for surgery to preserve the function of the hand. I did a abdominal flap to preserve the length and he was in hospital for quite sometime.
Vinesh is a cheerful person and his optimistic attitude to life has caught my attention. He never once cursed his luck for being injured and always was positive.
He has worn many hats in his life. He completed his intermediate (+2) after which he was in medical sales for 8 years. One night 8 yrs ago, he was urgently asked to procure a urinary catheter for his father who at that time was in a critical position. He searched frantically all over the town. It was beyond 12 midnight and finally found and knocked on the doors of a distributer’s house who was kind enough to understand the situation and provided him what he wanted. This event made Vinesh to be a considerate towards patients and their relatives and not view life with commercial motto all the time. He is also skilled at hand work and that took him to change his career to wood design industry. In a spin moulder machine, he cut his finger which was critically positioned. He was to loose a length without plastic surgery and the ortho surgeon Dr.Durga Prasad referred him to me.
He also ran a canteen sometime in between in a movie hall before it was shut(Liberty) for a while and still helps his parents in their tiffin center in his spare time.
He got married 2 yrs ago to his mothers relative and his wife helps in the family business.
They celebrate both cultures Andhra and kerala.
- Image(BTW nice caricature) shameless copied from Outlook (But I buy his books in original)
I come across MJ Akbar writings often in the media and listen to him in TV debates. It was his book on Kashmir, that I first read a few passages from and instinctively knew I should read more of his books. May be all.
Thee was one sentence in his ‘Kashmir” book that reads something like this: Shaikh Abdullah after graduating from Aligarh Muslim University, goes on to secure a job in Kashmiri State Govt, but the Dogra govt of that time made a mistake (he adds here, think of monumental mistakes) of not giving him a job, and he then started his political life, and in two years, he was famous enough to be arrested”.
I bought 2 of his books from www.flipkart.com and reading them, one in the office and one at home:
The Shade Of Swords
This is one great institute working towards the treatment of Cancer Victims. I am fortunate to be associated with this hospital.
Rajiv Arogyasree is being implemented here successfully. The hospital growth has been on the rise after implementing Arogyasree scheme.
Here is a picture of a patient recently treated by me here. She had cancer lip with involvement of mandible and neck nodes.
She underwent, composite resection, and reconstruction. ALL FREE!