Paediatric surgeon Kids around with ship-modelling to bust stress

The doctor gives partial credit to the Age of Empires for his exposure to warships. After going through a bout of depression post his visit to tsunami-struck islands, Dr Antony Robert Charles stook to ship building  Pushkar V BENGALURU: When a paediatric surgeon and urologist asks you to capture a picture of him with his “babies”, it’s easy to imagine the cries of a couple of red-faced newborns. But Dr Antony Robert Charles cradles his arms around five palm-sized ships instead: a monoream ship, a bireme one, a Viking warship, a Chinese ship and the Indian Navy’s INS Rajput (which comes with a special story). These ships, or his babies as he affectionately calls them, were handcrafted by the doctor, with toothpicks, buttons and balsa wood. The doctor gives partial credit to the Age of Empires for his exposure to warships. But the real passion towards making these models (from scratch as opposed to buying half-made ones and just sticking the pieces together) came from his 11-day expedition to the Nicobar Islands as part of the medical relief team post the 2004 tsunami.  The experience has stuck with him, and he reveals that he went through a bout of depression once he returned. Read more here >>>

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