I strongly believe that we live only once and we must make the most of every living moment, doing things that we love to do. In addition to my clinical work, I am passionate about painting, writing and doing my bit for the society.
I always enjoyed art, but during the younger years preparing for medical entrances and then almost a decade of studying medicine happened. The medical curriculum is so rigorous that it doesn’t leave time for anything. I took up the brush once again in 2012 when my husband and I bought our first house together. I made a painting for my house. It is almost a decade and I am very proud that the brush is still in my hands. I paint very regularly now. It’s the most joyful time that I spend with myself. In fact, now my son and I have painting sessions together. Painting takes me into another world. Its almost like meditation when I do not think about anything else. As a surgeon, life can be stressful at times, painting is my stress buster and helps me to relax.
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is a Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon with experience of over 15 years. She is an alumnus of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram. Incidentally, she was the first lady in more than 20 years to take up surgery as a specialization in her institute. Women in surgery constitute less than 5% of the total number of surgeons in India and have to face a lot of prejudices. However, she considers herself to be blessed to have been trained by the best teachers and most supportive colleagues… Read more