Author: dreaswar

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu & Palakkad, Kerala India

Maarghazhi Sun

This sod tosses hapless, to the left and then to the right,
As the Lord’s poetic beauty pulls at it, to have it whole,
He pulls at it with his beloved’s and their poetic beau,
Written on palm, written by him, timeless, faded but kept alive,
Sung by devout, heard by this sod, loved by all,
Helplessly pulled to the beloved it sings,
Like the garland tossed worn once and then twice,
First to the right and then to the left,
Each as beautiful as other, What to choose,
Between the fathomless fire and the conch’s grace,
‘Tis the last month of the westerners days,
With his twelve books under lock,
The Lord in his grace and yearn,
To meet his beloved and unite,
As a morning lore to the sleeping devout,
Sung by friends to raise her to union,
Thus the song goes sung by the Lord,
This month where he yearns his children back,
How beautiful is the next month, when a child sings,
Waiting for his Grace to swoop down on holy bird,
The union she craves, to her Lord she prays, alas,
To the lover demigod she then beseeches and then to her brother,
One month and then the next she waits for her Lord,
His grace does come and she does unite, as,
They call him to receive the palm leaves he scribed, 
As Sun moves North after it’s sojourn south,
He moves me from south up to the north,
The south facing Lord pushes my swing,
As it sails north to the hands of the Lord with the conch,
The new rice boils over, sweet jaggery crusted,
Thimble can’t contain the ocean that swells forth.


Maarghazhi is the Tamil month which falls between December – January. Thaai is the next and Maasi after it.

These three months also coincide with excursion of the Sun and it’s travel north, uttaraayana, as per Indian calendar. This is considered auspicious. The festivals of Samkraanthi and associated Tamil festival of Pongal, Paavai Nonbu, Manmadan Nonbu are all done at this time.

Paavai Nonbu, Manmadan Nonbu are Vaishnavite vows where they simulate Aandaal, a lady Vaishnavite saint of Tamil Nadu and her intense longing to unite with Vishnu.

Similarly in Shavite tradition this month is a time where the twelve Thirumurai books are kept under lock and only a section from Thrivaasagam, the ThiruvenPaavai composed by Saint Manickavaasagar is sung. This is a long followed tradition.

Thiruppavai sung by Saint Aandaal and ThiruvenPaavai sung by Saint Manickavaasagar are Vaishnavite and Shaivite hymns that attract the devotee with sheet poetic beauty and surprisingly composed around the same theme raising the devotee to an union with the beloved.

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Comprehensive Pediatric Orthopedic, Cerebral Palsy and Spine Rehabilitation Centre and Palakkad, Kerala – Inauguration

Comprehensive Pediatric Orthopedic, Cerebral Palsy and Spine Rehabilitation Centre and Palakkad, Kerala – Inauguration

രാജീവ്ഗാന്ധി സഹകരണ ആശുപത്രിയിൽ വെച്ച് പുതിയ സംരംഭമായ ഫിസിയോതെറാപ്പി & സ്പോർട്സ് ഇഞ്ചുറി റീഹാബിലിറ്റേഷൻ സെന്ററിന്റെ ഉദ്ഘാടനം ശനിയാഴ്ച്ച വെകുന്നേരം ( 04.01.2020 ) ബഹു .ജി ശിവ വിക്രം (ജില്ലാ പോലീസ് സൂപ്രണ്ട് ) നിർവ്വഹിക്കുന്നു. പ്രസ്തുത ചടങ്ങിലേക്ക് എല്ലാവരെയും സാദരം ക്ഷണിക്കുന്നു .

International Day of Persons with Disability programme at ICCONS, Shoranur

International Day of Persons with Disability programme at ICCONS, Shoranur

International Day for Persons of Disability 2019 Programme at ICCONS, Shoranur, Kerala

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2019 #GoGreen4CP

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2019 #GoGreen4CP

October 6th we will join the world at ICCONS, Shoranur , Kerala in celebrating #WorldCerebralPalsy day.

Clubfoot Parental Awareness and Caregiving advise Programme at Palakkad , Kerala

Clubfoot Parental Awareness and Caregiving advise Programme at Palakkad , Kerala

I am happy to announce that we successfully organised a #Clubfoot Parental Awareness and Caregiving Programme at the Palakkad District Co-operative Hospital, #Palakkad, #Kerala on August 31st, 2019. This was done to organise parents into a self support group and to provide parents the necessary group counselling on #Ponseti Method of #Clubfoot treatment. @childortho @dreaswar

Clubfoot Parental Caregiving Interactive Session at Palakkad

Clubfoot Parental Caregiving Interactive Session at Palakkad

#clubfoot guide and interactive session for patents at #Palakkad Cooperative Hospital.
The program includes a lecture by me on Clubfoot for parents and a interaction with our Clubfoot Care Team , Orthosis Check, Doubts about casting, checking recurrence of deformity and general clarification on Clubfoot care. Parents will have an opportunity to interact with other parents exchange their experience about treatment, the issues and build a support community.

#Pediatric
#Children
#Orthopaedics

Tribute to the Eternal Mother ❤️ – Digital #Art of Cerebral Palsy

Tribute to the Eternal Mother ❤️ – Digital #Art of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is such a difficult disease to handle and treat for the health care professionals.

The treatment process needs to take the parents and family members along so that these children get optimal care. It’s important to reinforce on the parents and lift their morale throughout the course of long and arduous treatment.

I routinely arrange seminars and medical camps and arrange public events in association with groups serving these children to help them and keep caregiver morale high. It’s a fight, a relentless fight against Cerebral Palsy.

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It never ceases to amaze and move me that the mother , however humble or rich , illiterate or well educated, they may be cares for the child and stays with child through thick and thin.

National Bone and Joint Day Celebrations 2019 – Free Orthopaedic Medical Camp at Palakkad, Kerala

National Bone and Joint Day Celebrations 2019 – Free Orthopaedic Medical Camp at Palakkad, Kerala

National Bone and Joint Day Celebrations 2019 – Free Orthopaedic Medical Camp at Palakkad, Kerala

On a day when IMA strikes for NMC Bill in India, it is fair to ask this Poll

I think this retweet and re-poll is a fair question to ask when the #NMC bill has been passed and the Indian Medical Association which is supposedly formed to protect the rights of the practicing doctor (Modern Medicine in India) has asked Doctors all over India to strike work today

Has really the IMA been proactive with regards to NMC ?

Has it really shown a similar protest like the one whcih was witnessed when goons protected by the West Bengal CM beat up a doctor ?

Is indeed the doctor community itself aware of the NMC bill and what it contains ?

Has the striking doctors read the whole bill or is the whole thing just a blind leading the blind / coercion of professional aquaintance ?

I am surprised that in far away land, this poll that I chanced on asks similar questions about their medical association.

You can find the poll below…

This Stiffling Coat

This Stiffling Coat

The existential crisis, rudderless feeling one gets as one’s not sure what this body is, what’s to do with this and essentially how to map the world with this, or indeed whether to at all….. In the end one plays his/her part and vanishes but world exhumes the dead for post-truth – buries and burns it again. None is spared from this post-truth. Gods, Goddesses, great men and women are all queued up and exhumed for this ritual. What then one ……

Free Medical Camp for Paediatric Orthopaedic Deformities, Cerebral Palsy and Neurological disorders at Palakkad, Kerala

Free Medical Camp for Paediatric Orthopaedic Deformities, Cerebral Palsy and Neurological disorders at Palakkad, Kerala

Free #Medical Camp for #Paediatric #Orthopaedic #Deformities, #CerebralPalsy and #Neurological disorders at #Palakkad, #Kerala

Paediatric Orthopaedic and Cerebral Palsy Medical Camp

Paediatric Orthopaedic and Cerebral Palsy Medical Camp

As planned we will be conducting the free #CerebralPalsy and #PaediatricOrthopaedic medical camp this month on 21st at Palakkad, Kerala. It will be held at Life Care Physiotherapy Clinic, Fort Maidan, Palak kar, Kerala.

I will be examining children with orthopedic problems, limb deformities, birth deformities like #ClubFoot,  Cerebral Palsy and Spine disorders like #Scoliosis.

Like last time this camp will be conducted in association with #SevaBharathi who will provide logistic support. A big thanks the people and volunteers of SevaBharathi who’ve been associated with this since last 3 years.

The medical camp this time is further expanded to include Paediatric Neurologist, Paediatric Gastroenterologist who will also be participating.

Guru Poornima

Guru Poornima

Guru Poornima is an auspicious day in the #Hindu calendar. This is a full moon day where one pay obscience to the guiding , pervading unmanifest force who by his kindness manifested to guide people in the ocean of Samsaaram ( cyclical the bodily identity existence and it’s travails )

Pediatric Sports Injuries in #India – the #Palakkad ,#Kerala Story

Pediatric Sports Injuries in #India – the #Palakkad ,#Kerala Story

With children in #India taking to #Sports early and training intensively , #Pediatric #SportsInjuries are being seen more commonly. Though there is difference in the pattern of these injuries from those in the west, nonetheless, these required specialised care.

#SportsInjury #Kerala #ChildOrtho

Inauguration of Pediatric Sports Injury Clinic at Palakkad, Kerala

Inauguration of Pediatric Sports Injury Clinic at Palakkad, Kerala

Had a great start to the #Pediatric #Sports #Injury Clinic at Rajiv Gandhi Co-Operative Hospital, #Palakkad #Kerala.

Story of Anuiruddhan – Junior National level Roller Skater

Story of Anuiruddhan – Junior National level Roller Skater

This is the story of Aniruddhan V, a junior roller skater from #Palakkad #Kerala, #India. He is among the top Junior level #RollerSkaters in #India. His story of perseverence to come back and train in spite of a #SportsInjury is inspiring ! @dreaswar

Pediatric Orthopedic & Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Trivandrum

Pediatric Orthopedic & Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Trivandrum

This April I’d be starting my #Clubfoot clinic as part of the #PediatricOrthopedic Clinic at Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama Charitable Hospital, #Thiruvananthapuram, #Kerala.

This hospital caters to poor patients in the city and a cost effective #Clubfoot Clinic will add to the existing services run here.

A Combined Free Medical Camp for Pediatric Neurological and Pediatric Orthopedic Disorders :

A Combined Free Medical Camp for Pediatric Neurological and Pediatric Orthopedic Disorders :

A Combined Free Medical Camp for #PediatricNeurological and #PediatricOrthopedic Disorders like #Autism, #SeizureDisorders, #CerebralPalsy, #LimbDeformities