Open Letter to PMO-Electronic Digital Doctor records

To Respected Prime Minister of India,

I want to thank you with utmost respect for the things you are doing for our Nation. You are one of the most hardworking person alive in this world. It is really surprising that our generation could not figure out the importance of what you are doing as you are way more ahead of understanding the need of technological and digital development.

Considering the rise in the Digital economy, I wanted to bring your attention towards the need of ELECTRONIC DIGITAL DOCTOR RECORDS [EDDR]

What do I mean by EDDR?

Today  morning, a collegue of mine gave me a ride to the work place and I asked him about his injury and he told me that he was fine and he don`t need the operation anymore.

And i asked why?

He told me that he visited another doctor and he had different opinion about the operation which is really surprising to note that if you visit different doctors, you will get different opinions. One of them follows the constructive approach who will try to resolve the problem with simple techniques which will take a more time to recover but will be good for a long run. The other kind will follow a destructive approach where doctor is going to cut you open the next day and solve the issue.

Just imagine, that you have a injury in your back, a doctor fix it with basic techniques in a contructive manner whereas other tells you to have a operation which will need to make a cut of 40cm in your back. Which one will you choose?

Being a common citizen of India, I want to propose you an Idea to develop a registered digital platform where all the doctors should be registered before giving the final permission to practice with all there basic records and statistics. So, that people can choose which doctor meets the best requirement according to there comfort zone. I am sure, there must be some ethical reasons of creating a public platform for the doctors. But I belive that with the changing digital economy and globalization, these rules can be changed for the better understanding of the Doctors strategies which will give rise to new kind of research and development in the area of health and science.

With Respect




Shock the Culture

The standard definition of Culture Shock is the disorientation in your regular life or weird emotions that you feel in a different culture or while visiting a new country. I see a lot of students struggling while travelling or studying abroad which is pretty common. I can understand the sudden change in culture,music, food and smell of air is indeed a big change. There will be lot of blogs telling you about the stages of culture shock, how to deal culture shock bla bla bla…

Reading them and thinking about it will make you more nervous. I did not  felt the culture shock at all while i was travelling, doing my administrative stuff in Spain, Portugal, France while coping up with 3 different languages.  Moreover, I was located in small villages or towns most of the time.  And ofcourse, it won`t be easy but I am going to make it simple for you. All you have to do is tell these things to yourself? I am not going to let the culture shock me instead I am going to shock the culture by being open and adaptable . Remember to mingle around and speak the language of the country which is not easy but its the start to meet and greet people. The simple strategy is to learn 3-4 words daily and use google translator to talk with the random people in the bars, parties or common events. Just give it a shot and say hello to one random human being everyday in your journey. The problems with food habits is your problem, so change it and adapt to the culture as culture and whole country is not going to change for you. And Within few weeks,  I am sure you will enjoy the gastronomy of the country without any problems.


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Imagine if NEWS channels…

There is hate, negativity, anger and bigotry all over the world. No one is perfect amd no one can. But every simple human being can understand this simple fact that the TALKING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE is the complete waste of time specially when its useless comments or the story about a person that won`t affect your personal life at all. I recently turned 25 year old and I was reevaluating and just thinking about the content that I have seen in the news channel since past 15 years – as far as i can remember or start understanding little bit of Whats happening around  me. The maximum part of the news channel covered the news of war, hate, anger, corruption, celebrities, religion and other useless stuff. But once in a while they also share the stories that matter or are good for the change of the overall society. There are problems in everyone life and all around the world and everyone is complaning but no one is talking about the education or spreading awareness that is needed to bring the big change specially the MASS MEDIA CHANNEL, the news channel that has been reproducing the same content for so many years. The only thing that changes is the quality of the video, face of the reporter and also the overall turnover of the media companies. They talk about the policies, government, and politicians by making the big statements that the people with the power are doing nothing. Well. What about the media! Are they not making billions by showing them again and again and again. Media channels are just like teenagers who just want to talk about other people and discuss it globally.


The most important thing you can give to someone is your attention and ears. And media channels has got them both. So they have 365 days and they don`t educate people which they can easily do and make the real change ! real change ! Just imagine if they could give 2 hours a day to educate people on topics such gender equality, food wastage, waste disposal, income tax, and other social issues that make a big change at the grassroot people.


Real Passion for Wildlife and Conservation

For now, I have been taking interviews of the people I have already met and known for a long time. Today, I am going to introduce you to the Monica Fatogun. I met her in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh in 2013 while working for a NGO EduCARE-India. She was working to protect forests in a small and beautiful village called Naddi. All I can say that it’s not an easy job and requires lot of physical and mental strength to be in the field. Also, we also used to share a flat along with two more friends Hanh and Albert. It was one hell of a crazy house. Annnnd the most important thing is that she introduced me to “GAME OF THRONES” and kept asking continuously if I reached a certain episode called the “Red Wedding”. Now I know why she was excited about this awesome series….

Can you please introduce yourself to the readers?

Loved the intro Nikunj, I introduced you to the Game of Thrones and taught you how to cook (a bit anyway)!!

This is Monica Fatogun aka Momo (Shout out to my EduCare squad), Mon, Moh, Monique

Hahah . That`s true.  All i was eating Boiled chicken….

I have tried to explain your work in EduCARE but I am sure you can tell us more and better.

So I worked as the project manager for 2 projects, the Community and Social Forestry project and the Organic farming project. The Community Forestry project involved us reforesting some erosion prone areas around the community. There was a lot of field work involved if you remember, fencing the area, site preparation and all that.

I remembered you had left before we started the mass plantations….

I also worked with the Naddi Community children to plant and adopt fruit trees in their backyard. There were initial resistances to work but I think they came around later. Then we also had community-cleaning drives.

The second project was an organic farming project where we started a herbal garden in the community, growing medicinal plants and all. That required us to go for a 2-3 day workshop at the Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University in Palampur along with some of the children, teaching us the basics of farming and creating compost with worms. I remember it being a very fun experience.

I was at EduCare for 6 memorable months and met some awe-inspiring, friendly peeps that I still keep in touch with till now, I’m sure you do too.

That`s incredible. The things you have done are incredible and requires a lot of patience. We need people like you. Yes, Definitely, I have tried my best to stay in touch with most of the people. 

Can you tell us a bit more about your career and the projects you have been involved in?

Well right from when I was 6, I always knew I liked animals, just didn’t know how I’d get to study it. I did not even know what that career path was called. My parents were open that way and gave me the freedom to choose my career. Anyway, I knew I had to go into the sciences, and then did my bachelors in Environmental Science .It was then I knew the career name before zoning my masters in Wildlife Conservation and Management. After I graduated in 2012 as a wildlife conservationist, I have been working in different aspects of conservation ever since.

I first worked as a camper and a wildlife guide in Shillong, Meghalaya where I took students and tourists to the outskirts of Shillong for camping, taking part in outdoor activities such as mountain biking, rafting, swimming, strawberry picking etc. In the morning, I would take them out to bird watch and see some cool snakes. The camping life inspired me to get all sorts of gear.

I went to Mauritius and worked as a field biologist for the Pink Pigeon Recovery Project for the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF). That involved me staying in the field (Black River Gorges National Park) 5 times a day continuously for 5 months where we were collecting data on the pink pigeons population, their supplementary feeding breeding, their mortality rate and breeding timelines. I also worked as an animal handler at the foundation’s aviary, feeding and handling some of the injured endemic species like the Pink Pigeon, Mauritian Kestrels, Echo parakeets and Mauritian bats. I also worked in other projects studying some Mauritian reptiles such as the Gunther’s Gecko, the Wolf Snake and Ornate Day Gecko.

Then I was in EduCare with you in those 2 projects before I went to Mumbai to work on a captive breeding project of the Rusty Spotted Cats (RSC) in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivalli. The RSCs are endemic to just Sri Lanka and India and the Indian RSC population are not fully known, so based on the few that were rescued, there were efforts to increase their numbers by understanding their biology closely. That involved daily observation of the Rusty Spotted Cats in via CCTV cameras installed in their cages. I had responsibility over their maintenance and the addition of environment and food enrichments to their enclosures.

I worked there for a year before returning to Nigeria, my fatherland to work. I presently work as the Programmes Coordinator at the Lekki Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI). This is a 20ha urban forest, which is one of the remaining green belts in Lagos state (Which is just like how Mumbai is with all the traffic and being a commercial capital of the country). Compared to India, a lot of work has to be done on raising awareness about environmental issues and biodiversity conservation here and that is what LUFASI strives towards. LUFASI has an active programmes department that protects the forest, nurtures an Animal Sanctuary and has an active Environmental Education unit that strives to create awareness on the phenomenon of climate change to the visitors of the park. People that want more info on this can check the website written below, at the end of the interview

Would like to continue to work in the same area? 

I am presently working in Nigeria and everyone here delves into his or her second passion, or a back up job to make ends meet. Everyone!

Till now I shudder to think of doing something else. Being a wildlife conservationist is all I know! So yes I see myself being in this line of work 10 years from now.

Do you have any hobbies? Do you get enough time to pursue them?

Well I do like to listen to music, attend plays, and watch a live band. I participated in sports but sucked at all except for swimming. I honestly indulge in some when I can but this job can be really demanding, which I love and dislike at times.

What kind of activities you do to stay fit both mentally and physically?

With the amount of walking around, I have to do, that, keeps me fit.

Others are swimming and good music.

How many countries have you traveled? Which is your favorite country and why?

I have been to just 6: Russia, India, Nigeria, Kenya, Scotland and Mauritius. I don’t have a favourite but I will say I felt at home in Mauritius, the island life, good food, warm people and the economy of the country.

Any weird, surprising experience you would like to share….

I won’t say weird but I got a thrilling/adrenaline- pumping experience when I got chased by a huge Rhino once. We went into Kaziranga National Park, Assam because we (at Wildlife Trust of India) got a call that some poachers had injured a male Rhino on the leg. So while we were treating, it jumped up and began chasing us. Mind you, it was tranquilised. The forest guards all ran and pushed me and it was just me and the rhino. Thank God, it stopped running.I found it funny that we hired them to watch over us but they were the first to run.

This sounds really serious. Thank God

You are still alive and saving the planet. I am going to say again that we need people like you in the field….

I slept outside under the moonlight at the foot of a Gurudwara temple when I was in EduCare (Ask Amanpreet!). Can think of these 2 right now

I had no idea about this, but sleeping under the moonlight is not bad yeah… 

What advice will you give to the sophomores or high school students who are planning to pursue their career in wild life research?

Um if you are thinking of coming to Wildlife Conservation for money, do not because everything here is fuelled by passion. You can’t think of wildlife conservation as your last choice just because you did not get through medical exams. So make sure you are mentally ready for that. It also helps to do some volunteer work, you gain confidence and your CV builds up. You should also attend Environmental/Wildlife conservation type conferences. It will be good if you join the YETI Mail list so you can get news of upcoming Workshops or volunteer/work opportunities.

Lastly, what do you want the readers to understand on the importance of wildlife, the reason you are in this?

I want people to understand that we are all a part of nature and each insect or each bird has an ecological function to play. The moment you decide to go on a rampage and kill off an entire species, you leave a void in the intricate web of life and that mostly has an indirect negative impact on us. I will give you an example, India in 2015 lost many vultures because they were feeding on cows treated with Diclofenac. The loss of Vultures led to many diseased carcasses lying around and that brought in carriers such as flies, dogs and rats. These led to an increase in feral dogs and an expenditure of over 1.5 million dollars in hospital bills for children infected with diseases that the vultures would have gotten rid of. Most of the times, the animal’s function go unnoticed until they are very few or extinct. That is what Wildlife Conservationists worldwide are striving to make people understand and it can get difficult in a country (like Nigeria) where any animal in the forest is seen as a delicacy. So we have to know that whatever we do, the way we develop, the change in weather patterns, our ignorance, dependence on non-renewables, all play a role in the survival of our animals and without them, we can be facing a scary future.

I read this spoken word by Prince Ea : Dear Future Generations and there is a line that just touches me , it says

And to betray nature is to betray us,
to save nature, is to save us.
Because whatever you’re fighting for:
Racism, Poverty, Feminism, Gay Rights,
or any type of Equality.
It won’t matter in the least,
because if we don’t all work together to save the environment,
we will be equally extinct.”

What’s the point of talking about the interior decor of the house when the ground it rests on is falling apart?



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Monica can be reached on :

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Interview With “Little Scientist”

Here is the interview with Little scientist “Nishtha”. I met her couple of times during my undergraduate studies and if i am not wrong we met during our college festival. She is an incredible person with lots of courage to do things differently and taking the lead. She is smart, fit, loves adventure and travelling.  I am sure reading her interview will give you a pump to follow your dreams.

Can you please introduce yourself  to the readers?

I am writing this from Australia as I am pursuing a doctorate degree here. I am an Engineer with an degree in Nanotechnology. Science, Food, Travel and Dance are 4 keywords to best describe me.

So, you are doing Doctorate studies. What motivated you to pursue Doctorate studies?

I have always been a mad lover of science. Since Grade 4, I had Discovery channel on my TV from 8 am to 11 am. This continued till my teenage. Watching the magic of science unfold on TV made me curious to experience it in person. Thats when I went to pursue and in Nanotechnology. Where there is will there is way! I got accepted for an intenrship in University of South Australia. My supervisor was impressed with my work and offered me a PhD position. After my internship, I thought to pursue my love for music and dance and go to mumbai! Funnt I know! But that was necessary, I reckon, becaue I realised how badly I miss my laboratories and working for science. Thats when I decided to accept the PhD offer and here I am!

I believe that you are working in the area of plasma science and reactive species. Can you tell us about it in general?

Many people confuse plasma as blood plasma. I, on the other hand, work with the physics plasma- some people may call it plasma gas. You may have heard of plasma TV, for instance. Plasma gas is basically the fourth state of matter (solid, liquid and gas being the other three). Simply speaking when you break solid atoms, liquid state is generated. Breakdown of liquid atoms leads to gaseous state. Now imagine breaking the atoms of gas- that is plasma. We get a cocktail of charged particles, ions, reactive species, UV, etc. in form of a plasma gas. In my PhD, I plan to use the “reactive oxygen and nitrogen species” present in plasma for medical purposes such as wound healing, wound decontamination, cancer therapeutics, etc.

What are you doing different in this area that is increasing the overall impact? Can you share some simple experiment? May be a Reader could get interested to pursue research in the similar area?

Plasma medicine is very novice. Although quite a few plasma devices are available in market for surface decontamination and cosmetics, we have a long way to go to use the devices on human body for therapeutics. Little is known about the mechanism of plasma delivered reactive species into the tissues and tissue fluid. Here we are talking about a cocktail of reactive species including H2O2, NO2, NO3, NO, HOCl, superoxide and hydroxyl radicals. So basic questions we need to address is- which reactive specie is being delivered into the skin, how much concentration is being delivered, are there reactive spcies washed away by the constant blood circulation, can we use the same device to kill cancer cells and proliferate cells for wound healing, what doses to be given?

Not an experiment, I would like to share the idea which led to the excitement and faith for this topic in me. Since ages people have credited reactive species/oxidants as the cause of all the diseases in humans. Free radical theory of Aging in 1993 adhered to the concept of “oxidants are bad”. This led to development of “anti-oxidants are good for you!” products in market. But how is it possible when Reactive species play a key role in human evolution and functioning of cellular pathways necessary for human body. Curiosity led scientists to test  whether the reactive species/oxidants are cause of disease or just an effect from the disease. And intesntigly the results were positive. A small dose of reactive specie can be helpful for the biological processes. If you are more ambitious and want a noble prize, how about prove that “reactive species doses can enhance innate immuntiy”? Imagine it like a vaccine, an enough dose of reactive species to trigger the defence system of humans!

Can you tell us about your process of finding the research interests or forming basic structure of your research project?

The secret lies in “reading”. And especially when the field is very new and your contribution will also matter. I read the good research papers and figure out what gaps in our knowldge exist. Then formulate an experimental plan and sit with supervisor! Also, when you read, your scientific writing skills improve. This is essential to publush papers!

Would like to continue to work in the same area?

Yes! It is a simple and honest yes.

I think we had talk enough about the work and science.

Do you have any hobbies? Do you get enough time to pursue them?

I love to paint, dance and sing. I also like to learn new skills if time permits- be it a new language or rock climbing. Always eager to learn new things! As a PhD researcher in my final year, I don`t get a lot of time unlike 1st and 2nd year. Therefore, I try to do activities which can be included easily in the routine.

What kind of acitivities you do to stay fit both mentally and physically?

I think good food and good company are prerequisites to feel good. I cook with my friends every now and then. For physical being, I have tried various things- aerial yoga, yoga, pole fitness, rock climbing, hiking, etc. I am lover of forests and greens , so hiking or bush walking is my favourite activity.

How many countries have you travelled? Which is your favorite country and why?Any weird, surprising experience you would like to share?

I have been lucky to visit 9 countries in past 1.5 years- all credits to my research collaborations expanded all over the world! I don`t have a favorite country because they are unique and special in their own. But one monument which stole my heart was Eiffel Tower. I spent 5 hrs on a stretch just staring it! Speaking of weird, Japan is a country of surprises and inspiration. There are developing countries, developed countries and Japan. Too advanced to be true! A balance between technology and nature, modernity and customs. Make it your mission to travel Japan once!

What advice will you give to the sophomores or high school students who are Planning to pursue there career in science?

If you find science difficult to understand and painful to pursue, there is something wrong with the teachers or resources you are referring! Try to watch animations videos or youtube channels like ASAP science to see the real beauty of it!

If you have more questions, you can contact her through Instagram and the google scholar profile.

My Instagram page is nishtha.gaur or  ‘Lit Scientist’.



My Google scholar profile is


Interview with Dr. Priyanjali- About Breast Cancer

This is my first blog of 2018 and I wanted to start it on a motivated note. Talking with Priyanjali motivated me to the next level and made me realise that Hard work is the significant key to become more happy and satisfied in your life. 

Hi Priyanjali, Can you introduce yourself to the people?

Hailing from the Abode of Clouds, aka Scotland of East, Meghalaya in the Northeastern part of India. I belong to a quintessential Bengali family. My father, the most influential and the best man of my life had filled my mind with tales of Netaji Bose invariably. My naive mind palace rather picked up Swami Vivekanada and Thomas Edison as leaders for mankind. I always faced difficulty to make friends as I could not easily find people resonating with my thought process of being very liberal. I grew up to become a Doctor by my choice, being a state topper back then, against my parent’s will who saw a dancer in me. My father who inculcated in me a pattern to look through every possibility and disrupt to establish a solution for every kind of problem and not wait for any delusional “somebody” to do it for you and society. He believes I am a visionary and I am trying to establish the same. For my own self, I write Non- fiction and Abstract. I dance and want to learn the forms i never tried Ballet, trained in Indian classical forms of Bharatnatyam and Kathak. I love to indulge in conversations and was a State level Debate champion for 4 years in Meghalaya. I have worked as a professional model  for Abraxas Lifestyle, India’s most exclusive luxury magazine and a brand called Reptilia. I do not believe a person should give up on anything that he loves to do. In Spite of the conventional line of thought process about Modelling, I love doing it and take out time for shoots and do not give up.

Can you explain about your mission and vision of your Project Aarogya?

I started this venture called Aaroogya “Carnage Breast Cancer Foundation”, and began a mass door to door education about a very neglected disease breast cancer. Unlike West, Indian demography has more prevalence for a specific molecular form of the disease called “Triple Negative” which is more aggressaive and targets the younger female folk of the country. I have been travelling from Delhi to the North Eastern State approaching Bangladesh borders to conduct our extensively designed Public Health Camps. Our key features are :- Training Programmes for Regional (Tier III and IV) schools and Self Help Groups for Breast Self- Examination every month, Telemedicine, Pan – India cross sectional survey, publishing articles in peer reviewed journals and handing over clinically designed pictographic booklet for guiding breast self examination (BSE). We do free Clinical Examination and mobilize patients for Palliative and Preventive Care to partner Hospitals. In the past one year, our team has covered Delhi NCR, Haryana, Assam, West Bengal and Meghalaya, we are at a stage where we are mobilizing patients and individuals requiring preventive care to Daycare centres with precision medicine and Molecular Profiling. I aim to establish and redefine Preventive Healthcare system and not merely let people die due to Late Diagnosis and poor disease management in the country. Our chief mentor – Prof Dr. P.K. Julka (PadmaShri Awaredee) Former Dean, AIIMS guides us through and monitors our line of action with each engagement and implementation.

We aim to disrupt the bridge between Social and Healthcare Innovation across the globe to reach every nook and crenny of India’s Tier 3 and 4 Rural women.

Our Board of Advisory has esteemed mentors who guide me to and fro extensively :- Dr. Sovan Sarkar is a Birmingham Fellow at the University of Birmingham, and holds the distinction of Former Fellow for life at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge and Ronald Van Het Hof, Worked as CEO for a number of leading retail-chains in the Benelux and has received several Retail Awards. Ronald has been working as an expert-volunteer (2008-2012) at Women on Wings and supported many Indian social enterprises in their growth with his broad management experience next to his professional career in the Benelux.

What motivated you to start this project?

Building up from all of this is our understanding that the world is making the transition from millennia where the game was efficiency in repetition (think assembly line and law firm) to one where the ability to contribute to change is where value lies.  Once the world understands that it is already well into this transition, it will move through the remaining steps very quickly and with far fewer bumps in the night.  We think that this is where Aaroogya’s greatest contribution will be in the next few years.

I consider Aaroogya as my biggest achievement so far because, as a child, I remember making a promise to my maternal grandmother that I will invent an Antidote against Cancer. A few years later we lost her due to Late Diagnosis of Lung Cancer. My mother too suffers from a Pre Blood Cancerous stage called Essential Thrombocytosis. This keeps me on track.

Are you happy with all the development of the project?

Overwhelmed is the word, personally. There is a long way of course lined up. Yet, getting approval of your way of ideation and innovation to bring a social impact by a lot of people on ground and digitally is the most important drive to keep working towards every goals. It is to bring the quality social change in human lives but not impossible. My work has become my personal, professional and social life.

What are you looking for this project in terms of funding and resources?

We are basically looking for the investors who wants to who invest in social impact and wants to contribute for mankind. Since we are still at early stage, money is typically very local. Hence, investors you approach should fit in this segment. Venture Capitals investing on Non profit solutions and Corporate Social Responsibility funds largely cater such investment prospects largely.

What are you doing to increase the impact of your project?

Working on the idea constantly to create a valuable product is an arduous task. And continuous reach out for improvement and appreciation keeps involving more people onboard. A good idea brings change makers together adding inputs. My idea is not mine just, its a holistic concept like I always say of my esteemed mentors I mentioned about, many Healthcare Industry sophomores, have been privileged to work with many Alumni from Ivy league University Business schools like the Harvard Business school, Tuck School of Business, INSEAD, etc, and Global Public health representatives. In the process, Its more of a learning opportunity and vivid experience with such enigmatic people as an early age sophomore.

How long it took you put up the basic Building blocks of your project?

It has been one and half year, and it is still ongoing until Innovations stop happening. We are looking forward to integrate IoT solutions, venturing out for AI solutions to establish scalable productivity in a continuous process. We wish and work towards establishing these quick solutions accessible to every Indian woman who nurtures a family and a generation of our future.

How long it will take to solve this problem?

This is the most important one to answer, Indian subcontinent shows sheer negligence towards this menace that has already infiltrated in our population, called Breast Cancer, the Cancer variant affecting the women the most, worldwide. We need to understand the solutions to the disease management in west is not always a solution for developing countries. We have different genetics and molecular make – up. Demography plays a major role in disease predilections. “Triple Negative”, a subtype of Breast Cancer affects our demography largely, unlike West. It targets the younger women at early ages and only Early detection can save us. We are disrupting the scenario by establishing our entire approach towards Preventive healthcare and management and not just disease management, Preventive Healthcare is not the future, it is the need of the hour. Secondary prevention by Breast Self examination in this case.


Aaroogya – In Defense of my Elementary Liberty to choose it over Gold Coins and Glamour

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