Today is not special day for me, of course. But, it is for someone! Without much ado, I just want to say that, I want to congratulate my close friend, Chayapat Ratchatawipasanan  for his successful completion of masters today. Today was his defense and he did it nicely.

There are plenty of my friends waiting for this big day to come hopefully this year, and I want to wish them all the very best. Hope they will deliver it smartly and finish this big thing swimmingly.

Someday, when I will come back to see my posts, I guess, I will be happy to remember them all and all these days and feel great myself and all these wonderful days of Bangkok.

This is not just for Chayapat, but for Aung Win Tun, Sakuna, Theerauth, Jatthuporn and everybody in our lab since I became part of this institute.

Wish you all the best of luck for your big days. I need it too………anyone coming forward to wish me good luck for my big day? Winking smile 

Take care and have fun.


Rajesh Chaudhary

From Little India

’Biriyani” –  this just not represent the name of the food, but its taste of Indian food as well. I guess, there are hardly any people who have travelled India, and might not have tasted ‘Biriyani”. It will simply sound awful to hear that somebody have not tasted even though they have been to India. It’s not because they are stupid, but because, they want to sound stupid. This statement represents that how famous it is in India and for the people who have its taste got hanged on their tongue for ever once they taste it.

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After almost 4 years or so,  I got the chance to sense it once again, but this time in completely new place. It’s a taste away from the main-land.

For some reason I have been to downtown and I was roaming and strutting and finding nothing in specific when I find this ‘Little India’ restaurant in the Food Court. At first, I faltered to order it as I could see people cooking were not the native Indians but the local Thai chefs. But, thinking of possibility and taking small challenge, I thought of trying in apprehension, which turns out to be beyond my expectation. But, I believe this might be just for me. So, this is a personal interpretation of the experience. So, before believing my post, you should better go there and taste it by yourself. I find it so delicious that I thought of sharing this to you guys. May be someday you will come to this place and want to try something different – you could give it a try here. Though there are hundreds of restaurants all over Bangkok which is virtually impossible to mention and it is not even ethical in terms of the taste comparison.

Since the food in South Asian countries are almost similar with a little difference which covers almost all array of countries like: Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and others. But, again, this doesn’t strongly represents all foods in these countries are same – but some what similar. Even within a country we have different varieties and tastes of food, but in totality it can be said that it is not as completely alien as the food from the Western countries and the Eastern countries. So, you can probably guess, what I really mean when I say similar kind of taste!

Wish you too will have some similar kind of experience.

And, please, do not forget to input some comment about your experience if you have ever visited this place.


Rajesh Chaudhary


If you want to find this place, you can go straight to SIAM PARAGON, step down to FOOD COURT and ask anyone there with its name – they will show you the exact place. But, if you are a eagle-eyed, I hope you will not even have to work that hard!

A Bitter Experience

I recall, (some 14 years ago) I was referred to the surgical department for a minor surgery under local anesthesia. It was something ‘first time’ for me to go through such kind of procedure, and it had to be done according to the doctor, though it was not that urgent. But, had to be done, as it is always good to take care of our health when it is minor. Everything in this universe, once becomes big, have a bigger influence (good or bad) and disease is not an exception as well.

“I felt like I was in a slaughter house filled with butchers”.

When I learnt that I had to go through the surgery, I was little bit scared. But then I was explained that it is something normal as usual and it is not a big surgery or something and, so obviously it would not had anything to do with the pain or something. I was clearly explained that it is done only after injecting local anesthesia and so, I did not have to worry for anything. The only thing that I had to make sure that, ‘its ok for me to go through that minor procedure’. I said, ‘‘OK’, lets do it”!!

I don’t remember the month or the year, but I do still remember, it was Wednesday – as my usual day, when I had to go to school and attend class and things like that. But, as I was still young for school things, I was little bit happy – as it was something like bunking class, but officially…………  Smile

I was then taken into a OT/OR. It way was something like a labyrinth, and I am still unable to recall all those convoluting  paths following to the OR. My feeling was something like, ‘I was watching some kind of horror movie like ‘AXE’ and I had to follow the path where I would find my exit from this imbroglio. But, soon, I realized that it is just like the movie – ‘AXE’ – I was stuck in a room where almost half of the room were filled with green environment, which was not of course green as it sounds here. But, looked something scary!! Persons clad in green suits with two rolling tables filled with big bunch of knifes and scissors still steaming, plasters and ointments.

I was asked to rest on the operating bed after I was assisted in donning in same kind of attire as those worn by the bunch of rookies.

As I was lying flat on the bed, I saw a guy – who might had been one of the surgeon performing the surgery – started injecting the sedative (a local anesthetic)  in my left hand just at the site of the cyst in my palm. I could feel the pain and the motion of the needle getting deep piercing through muscle which was even more worse when I saw the size of the syringe – it was something for a vet. of course and not for a poor guy like me lying helplessly on the table surrounded by the rookies which looked as if they will punch me back and would have made me flat on the same bed – but, this time without any kind of anesthesia, if I would have some how decided to run away making my own final decision.

After few seconds one of them asked me smartly, ‘Does it hurts?’, as he patted on my operating part of palm. I said, ‘No’. ‘Are you sure?’ Calmly, I said, ‘Yes’. Though, I was feeling something inside to say, ‘Goddam!! Just start over, I am getting freaking crazy nervous’. ‘DO NOT TRY MY PATIENCE!’.

So, after so much hue and cry, they finally started. I felt something hard and sharp going inside my skin and I said, ‘It hurts’. One of the surgeon signaled one of those rookies to hold my head so that I could not see what I had been pressed to go through. He pressed by head just opposite to my left hand and kept holding till the entire procedure was over. I felt like I was in a slaughter house filled with butchers. Even with my uncountable plead, they did it – without caring how I was feeling and what they were doing was not right – was not correct of course for me, because,I was feeling what it was like to going through a surgery which was not been well sedated and anesthetized. But, who cares, for them, it was just a job to accomplish and I was one more scapegoat subject to try their hands on me so that they can learn something out of me. THEY JUST WANTED TO DO IT AND FINISH IT IRRESPECTIVE OF AIL I WAS GOING THOROUGH!!

Finally, they did it their own way and it was completed successfully for them, though not successfully for me. It was such a bitter experience for me that I am still scared of any kind of surgery irrespective of how small or big it is – I was not like this earlier!!