A Mallu, a practising Physician in Family Medicine and Urgent Care in USA, resides partly here in Kochi. Passionate about human dignity and respect for the environment.


Cardiovascular disease, endemic proportions in India…

Cardiovascular disease(CVD) is a broad term encompassing all disorders related to heart and the blood vessels which supply the entire body. Heart = cardio            Blood Vessels = Vascular Though one cannot prevent all forms of cardiovascular disease, one can certainly help prevent acquired conditions, i.e. for instance, HTN(Hypertension or elevated blood pressure) by exercising, eating heart […]


Cervical Cancer, preventable and yet a serious public health risk in India

Once thought to be a major health risk for rural health and impoverished communities, cervical cancer has also hit the streets of affluence in India. With growing number of young people  migrating to big cities, away from the confines of their families, in search of prosperity, has resulted in greater expression of independence and sexual freedom. What is Cervical […]


Trash, Trash…it is everywhere!

Well, I decided to take an urban hike from Palarivattom to the heart of the Ernakulam city through back roads last sunday given the traffic would be less and with the hope that I may come across some unexpected and pleasant surprises unseen during my usual jaunts. However, I was entirely disappointed, only to find more of the same, […]

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Script 2011, International Short Film Festival

Did any one attend ‘Script 2011’, an international Short Film Festival promoted by Rotary International District 3201/Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis, held on Jan 28 & 29th at  the Fine Arts Hall in Ernakulam/Kochi. Well, I did for a few hours on both days…fantastic event!  It was a collection of poignant short film clips made by […]


Progress,Prosperity, Social responsiblity

Am a proud owner/driver of a BMW in the States but I simply don’t get it… why own a BMW or any expensive car in Kochi or anywhere else in India. The beauty of owning such a car is the ability to drive smooth and fast….so tell me, where is the advantage outside of displaying wealth, consume […]