Dr George Jacob

Calm amidst the raging storm

Recently, I had to attend one of my relative’s funeral. The lady, in her 60s, had succumbed to protracted chronic diseases.

12 Feb 2018

When the dead left us confused

A part of my schooling, from class V to VIII, was done at Kollam, under the guardianship of my maternal grandparents and my mother’s youngest sister.

28 Dec 2017

Burns at one end, has  a fool at the other

As the World No Tobacco Day dawns on May 31, my mind races to my ancestral home where smoke emanating from his cigarettes used to greet me every day as I peered outside the window into the garden, as

30 May 2017

Women not the ‘weaker’ sex

Stories about doctors’ heroics, with them ‘playing God’ and weaving miracles are dime a dozen.

09 May 2017

Treating cancer with a smile

She had been ailing for a while.

25 Apr 2017

That’s the way the fish cutlet crumbles

My mother was a cook par excellence “when she was younger” (to quote her).

28 Feb 2017

Of smiling, caning and classrooms

Recently, the media reported an instance where a class VII student was ‘badly thrashed’ by the principal. Later, the boy needed to be hospitalised.

20 Feb 2017

What’s wrong with couples these days?

This paper on January 9, reported the occurrence of a rare phenomenon in medical science —heteropaternal superfecundation.

11 Jan 2017

A robotic solace for our nether lands

Can these ‘lovers’ made of metal, rubber and plastic satiate the often uncontrollable sexual behaviour, fuelled by the testosterone surge that has the male of the human species its ravenous victim?

27 Dec 2016