Geeta Chhabra's letter to her Readers



24th September 2018

My dear Readers,


Returning home from Maryland-USA after a week-long-trip, I realize how important it is to share my experience with you.  My spouse, Ved’s diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm led us to Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland, where our long known doctor – Dr. Fayaz Shawl performed: endovascular procedure – which is minimally invasive option.  It was an overnight hospital stay for Ved after a couple of hour’s procedure.


Abdominal aortic aneurysm can be fatal, and most often goes undetected – it is usually diagnosed when a doctor is scanning or examining a patient’s abdomen for another reason.  This was exactly the case with us, and thank God it was detected!


Everything on our trip has gone off like a sweet song.


There is an extremely powerful force of kindness in Dr. Shawl.  This force explains his visibility to care and heal his patients, thereby, giving a much bigger meaning to life, itself.  Dr. Shawl is the director of Interventional Cardiology at Washington Adventist Hospital.  While he has lectured widely on every topic of Interventional Cardiology, and is acclaimed for Shawl Technique, he has been dealing with abdominal aortic aneurysm for decades.


Dr. Shawl plays an active role in our part of the world – he sees his patients at Zulekha Hospital in Dubai every quarter in a year. Thank you Dr. Shawl.      


In the Poetry Section, I have poems chosen from my first book: An Indian Ode To The Emirates. To view the poems kindly click on


For the Prose Section, kindly click on


In the Section of Different Dialogues, we have the extended & enlarged version of Malini Chib’s interview.  Malini is a champion who has fought adversaries of sorts and triumphed. To view her interview, please click on


In the Music Section we have Talat Mahmood.  Kindly click on


In the Section of Book Review is a brilliant work: Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji.  Please click on


Photo-News carries photographs connected with our visit to Maryland and Washington DC-USA.  Kindly click on


Viewers' Corner is active, as always. I thank my social media friends and well-wishers for their interest in my Blog, Facebook and my tweets on Twitter. To view the comments kindly click on


Enjoy the Issue.

With warm regards,

Geeta Chhabra

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