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Remya Tharackal Ravindran

About the artist: 

Remya Tharackal Ravindran is an internist/geriatrician based in Massachusetts. "Photography is my dose of meditation in action. It straps me to the present moment and forces me to look, rather than merely see. Sometimes we are blinded to things that are staring us in the face, until we begin to 'look.'"

About the artwork:

"This picture was taken during a regular office visit. This puppy, the constant companion of one of my disabled patients, was snug in the handbag as usual, waiting beside the patient's daughter. Though the puppy's stomach was growling with hunger, it stayed in the bag throughout the visit, waiting for me to finish the physical exam. Perhaps her patience with the doctor was a reflection of her devotion to her 'master.' "

Visuals editor:

Justin Sanders


# Sumitha Panicker 2016-10-29 08:15
Excellent, keep it going !
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# Remya 2016-10-29 12:09
Thank you Sumi!
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# Nancy Gross 2016-10-28 20:37
Writer, doctor, photographer, wife, mother...Remya, we are so proud of you.
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# Remya 2016-10-28 22:09
Thank you Nancy! Let's just say that I was blessed to have started out at Overlook Hospital. Hope the narrative medicine sessions are still on.
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