Friday, 30 August 2013

Chronic Lateness-a universal trait!!!

A MAN who has been late for everything in his life has been diagnosed with 'chronic lateness'.

According to the Daily Mail , Jim Dunbar has been late for work, holidays, meals with friends, left women waiting on first dates and even has to sneak into funerals long after they've begun.
Now the 57-year-old's chronic tardiness has been diagnosed as "chronic lateness' at an appointment at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, which he was 20 minutes late for.
It is thought that condition is caused by the same part of the brain affected by those who suffer with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and means Mr Dunbar cannot properly gauge how long things take to complete.
In fact, many ADHD sufferers complain they struggle to keep time.
A recent study of more than 200 people at San Francisco State University showed that 17 per cent were chronically late.
Those unable to be punctual displayed similar patterns in behaviour including anxiety issues and trouble with self-control.
Researchers said the problem - whether it affects a person personally or professionally - is not irreversible, however.
Psychologists recommend those affected to work to make deadlines non-negotiable, monitor how long it takes to perform certain tasks and always plan to be early.
certain people who work at our clinic especially one case manager is also a chronic late Lateef(:

Patient visits and more.

yesterday afternoon Gordon and Manuel dropped by with their Son Alvaro,they are expecting the spanish passport for their son in early good luck to them.another picture for the hospital album,must confess i look tired in the picture.need to figure out a way to get some more sleep...
Kishore and Lori Dropped by today they are with our Chief Dr.Kiran Sekhar and Myself
Kishore and Lori got their Exit visas and will be flying back with their Son Kashi very the travels to them

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A world without Men??

i read this article the other day in a newspaper and called my lesbian Friend in  Australia as to what she thought of "A World without Men". her answer did baffle me because she said that she and her partner do discuss this quite often not just amongst themselves but their peers as well.
Their fantasy is about Women living together in an all-women World!!,raising families and their own food without violence(apparently men are the reason for all violence and wars)No men are needed, even in the creation of children. While once thought only to be a figment of ones imagination, the possibility of an all-female society may not be too far into the future.
Japaneese Scientists have created mice pups from two female mice. No male mice or sperm were involved. The offspring were all female. Parthenogenesis is defined as reproduction without fertilization. It occurs naturally in some plant and insect species. It does not occur naturally in mammals, but like many other scientifica advancements of the modern day such as cloning, it can now occur with work in the lab.
Researchers have suggested that it may be possible in the future to create sperm from women and eggs from men — a feat, that if achieved, could revolutionise infertility treatments.
the scientists used skin cells from mice to create primordial germ cells or PGCs. PGCs are the common precursor of both male and female sex cells.
These cells were then developed into both sperm and eggs. Scientists used these to create live-births via in vitro fertilisation.
The technique offers numerous possibilities for reproductive medicine.

Dr.Samit Sekhar
Ivf and Surrogacy program Director.


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Twin daughters for Brazilian couples via surrogacy in India.

Hearty congratulations to Maurice& Jairo from brasil on the birth of their daughters.the twin girls were born today morning at 10.40 am.both are doing fine.


Saturday, 24 August 2013

Banning Singles and unmarried couples from Surrogacy hurting the Indian Rupee??

well it has not been the greatest of months for the Indian ecoomy to say the least.
the rupee has devalued significantly in the last 2 months and our CAD(current account deficit)is 4.8% of the GDP.
well i am no economist by any stretch of imagination but it does not take Someone with Einstein's IQ to understand what is going wrong with the economy!!!
Current account of a country includes all inflows and outflows of routine nature.
inflows or Credits include exports of goods and services and remittances recieved from a majority of these remittances are from relatives of indians who live abroad but also from medical tourism!!
since january 2013 the Govt.Of india banned singles and unmarried couples from having babies through surrogacy,this has stopped one vital chunk of remittances that were coming from abroad as patients make their payments through their respective banks in their respective countries to clinics in India.this is essentially FOreign currency and in a majority of the cased US$.
this move has also stopped a sizeable number of tourists from coming to india as patients who come for Surrogacy/IVF also go sight seeing across India.this contributes to the economy by helping the Hotel industry, some patients stay a strectch of anywhere between 30 to 90 days in INDIA whilst they wait for their respective countries to provide travel documents for their newborns.
it helps the Airline Industry,the Auto helps provide odd jobs to people.even though we might not be talking huge numbers it has restricted inflows which were only going to grow further because surrogacy and Assisted reproduction was growing at a remarkable pace in India.
conversely imports,outward remittances,Indians travelling abroad contribute to the outflow or Debit.when outflows exceed inflows you have a current account deficit.
when the CAD is not able to be covered by the surplus capital a country has to remove money from its FOREX reserves therefore leading to further detorioration of the rupee against the us$.
so why is CAD so important-it is a measure of how dependent an economy is on foreign inflows to meet its current demands,obviously if this need is high it indicates a problem.CAD is measured in proportion to the GDP(Gross Domestic product of a country).presently this is at 4.8% to India's GDP and increse from 1.3% from 5 years the bottomline is That India's demand for foreign currency has increased manifold in the past few years but the supply has not kept pace!!

now the Econmy being in poor shape and financial wizards like PM Singh,FM Chidambaram and RBI governor need to read the story below especially because they wish to pass the food Security Bill which will Provide free food to 67 crore of India's population.the idea is great on paper and i fully endorse it but where will the money come from?the present Govt. is not bothered about this,they just want to pass the bill so that it increases their chance of coming to power again in the parliamentary elections to be held next year.

"There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. 

One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist regime. 

In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked: "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?" The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said that it was no joke. "You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn.

"When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.

"They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side.

"The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in India. 

The government keeps pushing us towards Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time. 

One should always remember two truths: "There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself. "

"In India the problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living."

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Little Zoe in NYC!

a lot of you already know Zoe!!for those of you who dont well, She is the sweetest and the prettiest little

girl you will see.she was born through our ivf /surrogacy program and she is simply the happiest girl you will ever see.she is always smiling and i for one love to see her pics when her mom Kate sends them to me which is quite often.

Surrogacy baby for a couple from Singapore.

We are happy to announce the birth of another baby on 16th August 2013 through Kiran Infertility Center's IVF Surrogacy program! Its a boy for Mr and Mrs Wang! Congratulations to the new parents.

Dr.Samit Sekhar

Heaven on Earth!!

last weekend on a 2 days trip i had the good fortune of visiting Munnar which is a 90 minute flight from Hyderabad and a further 4 hours by road .it is a hill station on the Western Ghats a range of mountains situated in the Idukki district of the Indian state of Kerala.
visiting Munnar was always on my "TO DO" list because i had heard about the Tea Estates and beautiful forests and wildlife.

The name Munnar is believed to mean "three rivers", referring to the town's strategic location at the confluence of the Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers
Munnar town is in Kannan Devan Hills Village in Devikulam taluk and is the largest panchayat in the Idukki district having an area measuring nearly 557 kms.

one very important and historical place to visit sits at the top of a  mountain and is called as "MUNIYARA" in Malyalam lanuguage and is located amidst sandal wood forests.these Dolmens are generally Neolithic stone formation, consisting of a horizontal stone supported by several vertical stones and thought to be a tomb.
many of these stone age structures have withstood the vagaries of nature and have been discovered only recently.
these Structures maybe centuries old but still are strong and sturdy and a person can easily sleep inside these structures protected from the sun and the rain.
there are maybe 50 such structures on the very top of the mountains located all over Munnar.
there is also a beautiful little temple and a cross on the top of once such muntain.

all in all it was a peaceful vacation even though it was very short!as Doctors our lives are filled with stress and pressures once in a while it feels like heaven to get away from the daily rigours of life!!



Wednesday, 21 August 2013

congratulations to Gary and Tracy.

One of our Patients Gary and Tracy got married in London recently,Doctors from our clinic were in london and Gary&Tracy were generous to invite them over for their wedding and a Barbeque later.
here are some pics.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Happy independence Day!! Jai Hind!!

Flag Hoisting at the kiran infertility centre.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Hollywood & Bollywood stars who had babies through surrogacy

recently there was news that star wars director George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson recently announced the birth of their baby girl via surrogacy.some others  famous celebrities who had their babies through surrogacy are
 Elizabeth Banks who has acted in scrubs and 30 Rock.
Tv show host Giuliana Rancic had to turn to Surrogacy post a double mastectomy.
other famous personalities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman,Neil Patrick Harris
Elton John,Ricky Martin and  Michael Jackson.

closer to home we have Aamir khan and Shahrukh Khan who have had babies through surrogacy in the last year.Journalists ask these personalities pretty stupid questions like"are you endorsing Surrogacy??" just because they are famous it does not mean that they are endorsing surrogacy!! it is not a product like a soft drink or car or a watch to be endorsed!!

even after so many years unfortunately Surrogacy is still treated with a Stigma by vested interests which results in its commodification!

some more rare pics!

Description: Albert Einstein.
Albert Einstein at the beach.
Description: Real Samurai
Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880.
A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941
Description: Disney brothers, wives and mom when they opened the studio
Roy O. and Walt Disney on the day they opened Disney Studios.
Description: Che Guevara.
Che Guevara.
Description: Microsoft Staff Photo 1978
The Microsoft staff in 1978.
The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed in 1933. The species is now extinct.
Description: Tank Man Tiananmen square
A different angle taken of "Tank Man," the man who stood against
a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square.
He is standing in the street between the tree trunk and the fleeing man.
You can see the tanks approaching from the right.
Description: Winston Churchill.
Winston Churchill out for a swim.
The London sky following a bombing and dogfight between British and German planes in 1940.
Description: Martin Luther king and his son
Martin Luther King, Jr removes a burned cross from his yard in 1960. The boy is his son.
Description: Google Start
Google begins.
Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945.
Description: Native Railroad overlook
A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868.
Description: great fire and earthquake in San Francisco   April 18th, 1906
The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906.
A Japanese plane is shot down during the Battle of Saipan in 1944.
Description: McDonald's Ronald 1963
The original Ronald McDonald -- played by Willard Scott!
Hitler in Paris.
Description: Halifax airport plane
Grounded aircraft on September 11, 2001 await orders.
British SAS back from a three month long patrol of North Africa, January 18, 1943.
Description: Disney Cafeteria
Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.
Description: First McDonalds
The first McDonalds.
Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial.
Description: Lumberjacks in California
Description: Lumberjacks in California
California lumberjacks work on Redwoods.
Description: Beatles at the age of 15
Description: Franz Ferdinand with his wife
Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914,
an event that helped spark World War I.
Description: Hilary and Bill Clinton
Bill and Hillary Clinton playing volleyball in 1975.
Description: Elves Presley in the Army
Elvis in the Army.
Description: Machu Picchu discovery
The first photo following the discovery of Machu Pichu in 1912.
Description: Time Square approx. 1911
New York's Times Square in 1911.
Description: Constru??o-do-Cristo-Redentor
Construction of Christ the Redeemer in Rio da Janeiro, Brazil.
Description: Mississippi Steamboats
Steamboats on the Mississippi River in 1907.
Leo Tolstoy tells a story to his grandchildren in 1909.
Description: The Beatles and Muhammad Ali
The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali.
Description: Disneyland Construction
The construction of Disneyland.
Description: Arnold Schawrzenegger on the day of citizenship
Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he received his American citizenship.
Fourteen year-old Osama bin Laden. He's second from the right.
Description: Construction of the Statue of Liberty 1884
Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884.