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कार्लोस गरबिरास मीडीयम पर लिखते हैं। यह कहानी उनकी है।

कार्लोस सैन डिएगो से पेटलुमा गया था। सैन डिएगो में मैं सैन डिएगो स्टेट यूनिवर्सिटी गया और संचार (बयानबाजी और सामाजिक मनोविज्ञान) का अध्ययन किया। कोलंबिया में, मैं यूनिवर्सिडैड डेल नॉर्ट गया और अर्थशास्त्र और औद्योगिक इंजीनियरिंग का अध्ययन किया।

Carlos Garbiras writes on Medium. This story is his. I have translated his story into Hindi for readers unaware of the rich stories on Medium. His original English story links here. Carlos has given me permission to use his article through my story, Would you like your Medium Stories To…


The reader who needs you the most doesn’t speak your language

Your translators for Tamil and Hindi. My dad and me! Photo by author.

मीडियम के माध्यम से Medium Ke Madhyam Se மீடியம் மார்க்கமாக Medium maargamaaha

The titles mean, Through The Medium Of Medium, in Hindi and in Tamil.

I am creating a new Medium publication that translates one of your Medium stories into Hindi and Tamil.

I’ll link your original English story at the bottom of the story, and I will share all three language links(Your English, my Hindi and my dad’s Tamil) on the new account’s Facebook page and on my WhatsApp accounts for Hindi and my dad’s for Tamil readers.

I don’t want people mistaking me for you. That would be…


Vaccinate the twelve to eighteen.

Dr. Pradeep Venigalla, DDS, administering the Covid vaccine to his patients. Dr. Pradeep was my BDS classmate in Mysore, India in 1998. He emigrated to the US, I stayed back in India.

They aren’t anti-vaxers, but these American parents are worried?

The plague killed “only the elderly”, so they let it rage
First, get thirsty, then dig the well?
Vaccines were late and few, as cases swelled
Three kids I know died this week in India,
they were between eighteen and twelve.
People wept when The Pied Piper left
Lead us to The Pied Pfizer.

Your kids aren’t the first. Pfizer BioNTech vaccine held a trial of 2260 kids, 1130 got the vaccine and 1130 received a placebo.

If there is any vaccine at all for children, vaccinate yours. How many Hamelins do you want? We’re having dead children in India…


Based on a true story, during India’s devastating April-May Covid wave

The wall behind me adjoins my neighbor’s house, where ‘Ranju’ works. Photo by author.

People go to great lengths to have some pomp and show at their daughter’s wedding in India. In Lapierre’s City of Joy, Hari the rickshaw puller sells his body, after death, to pay for his daughter’s wedding, conducted when he is alive. His fears about what would happen to his uncremated dead body and his soul hasten his death and he dies on her wedding day, fortunately after the bride leaves her home.

I first saw Ranju back in 2008. She made me envy my neighbor, whose house she worked in. When I woke up, bleary-eyed from the school alarm…


With some wishful thinking for Medium

Photo by and of the author, in front of author’s dental clinic, co-owned with dentist husband.

In this story, Terry Mansfield talks about why the News Break application process left a sour taste in his mouth.

I got the same email rejection text as in his article. I read it, but in my head, I was reading a subtext: Who’d want to know about your local — Jamshedpur, India news? You can’t write newsworthily! Your curated stories aren’t newsy!

I was surprised to know Terry had been rejected, however, because he’s a great writer who lives smack in the middle of a developed country.

I had downloaded the NewsBreak app and had turned notifications on. I…


If you’re lucky, you aren’t taking a photograph with a photograph

This is a photo my dad and I took today. My dad and I are both motherless. Our moms’ photos are above us. My grandma is in the grey saree, and my mom is in salmon pink.Photo by author.

I remember once, when my husband and I had a very major fight and I was in tears. I was emotional and depressed for about three or four days after that fight, and I kept sobbing.

My mom and dad had come over to visit me, at that time, as I had just had a baby. My mother said two things:

  1. Looking at the face of a baby means that you forget a thousand problems.
  2. Thinking about your problems is a luxury. We aren’t rich people to be able to dwell on our problems, to wallow in misery. …

When your tween messes with your workout

Photo by Jenna Anderson on Unsplash

Stress incontinence is one kind of incontinence that can occur in women age 45 or older and to those who’ve given birth. It happens during exercise and sometimes while sneezing. I thought I was safe from it since I work out an hour a day. However, the exercises I do are just too familiar with and easy to have triggered the peeing! Here’s how I know.

I am thankful I quit the gym due to lockdown and started working out at home. …


In Please Donate Your Kidneys For My Gucci Handbags, Bhavna Narula asks us to tag her, and say, No Kidney. Or donate one.

I love all my handbags, but there aren’t any Gucci bags amongst them – I have both my kidneys, and wanna keep it that way.

Photo by author, Jamshedpur 2021.

This is one of my favorite bags, it has so many convenient zippers. One for my phone, for my house keys, my clinic keys, my car keys, my lunch and my wallet.

Phone charger? You kidding? I have one in each room in the house, one in the car, and one in…


For mothers, and their children

My mother, my daughters and me, back in 2013. My mother passed away in 2015. Photo by author.

You’re more than Medium writers. You feel like family. Is that what relational Medium was supposed to do? I wondered how to pitch in and help you, help me. So here are my perspectives on some stories, each used with permission.

I’m starting with my two cents: a Hindu belief about why, sometimes, life is hell, and sometimes it is fun.

Three times in your life, you will have seven and a half tough years.

  • 2.5 years, Entering Saturn are a warm-up for a difficult life
  • 2.5 years In Saturn are the pits, and
  • 2.5 years of Exiting Saturn are also harsh and will need all your attention.

They occur once before the age…

Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh

Jamshedpur, India. Dentist, mom of 2 girls, lives in a joint family, in love with the written word.

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