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A visit to Nepal – and meeting many Maximos in the lap of the Himalayas

WARNING : LONG POST  Nepal is a small country of about 33 million , nestled in the lower ranges of the Himalayas and Kathmandu it’s capital lies in a valley . It is predominantly a Hindu country with a small percentage of Buddhists, Muslim and Christian population making up its secular profile.  Nepal has the […]

The story of Alexa

Alexa is a 19 year old girl from Mexico who was diagnosed with CML when she was a kid. She was born in Guerrero in a city named Chilpancingo and has a sister. Alexa is a very cheerful girl, every time I meet her at the hospital I find her with her mother and no […]

In the city of Gods and Grapes…

Yes…this is Nashik, one of the holiest cities for Hindus in Maharashtra state which hosts Kumbh Mela (fair) once every 12 years. The city is known for its picturesque surroundings and pleasant climate which makes it conducive for grapes cultivation and wine making. This is why it has earned the title of ‘Grape City of […]

The Max Foundation & Friends for Max Meet in Bhopal

It was my pleasure to attend The Max Foundation & Friends for Max Meet held in Bhopal on 20th March.  The meeting started with patient registration followed with breakfast.   Bhopal meeting had two sessions, first session was introduction and questions from patients to the doctors and second was story telling by patients. Vijaya introduced […]

A Petition

A PETITION TO RECONSIDER THE GOVERNMENT DECISION OF LEVYING CUSTOMS DUTY ON GLIVEC According to a recent notification from the Government of India, lifesaving drugs, imported for free/donation distribution, would be levied Customs Duty, just as if they were being imported for sale.This would mean that Novartis would have to pay import duty on Glivec, […]

IT’S TIME FOR CHAI FOR CANCER

One quarter of the year is over and the second starts today Just as in the Spring, a young man’s fancy is supposed to turn lightly to thoughts of love, come April here in India our thoughts very firmly turn to Chai for Cancer. In a little more than five weeks it will be the […]