On Air


Dr. Sandeep Huilgol and Santosh Avvannavar authors’ of ‘Second Heart’ – a medical fiction book on Kidney issues were on AIR to bring awareness on the need to protect kidneys as we protect any other organs. Dr Sandeep Huilgol enriched with his several experiences. Santosh Avvannavar brought out the stories that we put in the books to encourage readers to understand the issues through simple and lucid writings.

We plead to sign-up for Cadver Donation Program at your district hospital to give life to several others.

To know about the book : click here

Book launch and Reviews can be read here : click here

TV Talk-Kidney Dialysis


Dr. Sandeep Huilgol and Santosh Avvannavar authors’ of ‘Second Heart’ – a medical fiction book on Kidney issues were on TV to bring awareness on the need to protect kidneys as we protect any other organs. Dr Sandeep Huilgol enriched with his several experiences. Santosh Avvannavr brought out the stories that we put in the books to encourage readers to understand the issues through simple and lucid writings.

We plead to sign-up for Cadver Donation Program at your district hospital to give life to several others.

To know about the book : click here

Book launch and Reviews can be read here : click here

 

 

Second Heart Book Review by Solomon Manoj


Solomon Manoj rated a book 4 of 5 stars
‪#‎SecondHeart‬ by Dr. Sandeep G Huilgol & Santosh Avvannavar

Second Heart

Second Heart

Let me start the review with an apology note to the author who was kind enough to send me a copy in exchange of a review.

Second Heart is an anthology of five fictional stories that deals with various misconceptions that surrounds Kidney also known as Second Heart.

We don’t focus much of Kidneys as much as we do for other vital organs such as heart or brain. As of 2013 17% of urban Indians have kidney disease ( the numbers might have drastically increased), out of which 6% had stage III, which needs medical attention such as dialysis or transplant. The shocking finding is that most of them were not aware of it till reached a chronic stage or have undergone any kidney fuction test (Source: Times of India)

The book provides an insight of the fuction of Kidneys, the reasons/symptoms of diseases and also on pros and cons of dialysis and transplant. The language is simple without much of medical jargons which helps even the lay man to understand.

As always the writings are backed up with data to emphasise the importance of the subject. Doctor’s dairy- a note at the end of each story gives a glimpse of observation of doctors and few do’s and don’ts.

Do give it a read if you want to be aware of your Second Heart.

Reviews: Reviewer 1 ; Reviewer 2 ; Reviewer 3 ; Reviewer 4 ; Reviewer 5 ; Reviewer 6 ; Reviewer 7 ; Review 8

Book Release: NH City, Bengaluru ; With Dr. Devishetty

Media: Link 1

Second Heart Contestant: Link 1

Order Personal Copy: Amazon Ebook ; Amazon Paperback

Other Interview’s: Author Interview 1 Author Interview 2 Author Interview 3 Author Interview 4

Author’s other writings are – The Departing Point I Black, Grey and White I Surrogate Author I Be a B.A. IGet a Job WITHOUT an Interview I Adhuri Prem Kahaniya I Second Heart I Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero I Title is Untitled

Second Heart Review by Satya


★★★☆☆

“I am more than glad that the authors have taken a new path in enlightening common man about diseases. They say that a picture speaks thousand times more than words. And I say that a tiny story can speak volumes in comparison to huge thesis.”

For further reading: Second Heart Book Review

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty is Chairman and Founder, Narayana Health

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty is Chairman and Founder, Narayana Health

Reviews: Reviewer 1 ; Reviewer 2 ; Reviewer 3 ; Reviewer 4 ; Reviewer 5 ; Reviewer 6

Book Release: NH City, Bengaluru ; With Dr. Devishetty

Media: Link 1

Second Heart Contestant: Link 1

Order Personal Copy: Amazon Ebook ; Amazon Paperback

Other Interview’s: Author Interview 1 Author Interview 2 Author Interview 3 Author Interview 4

Author’s other writings are – The Departing Point I Black, Grey and White I Surrogate Author I Be a B.A. IGet a Job WITHOUT an Interview I Adhuri Prem Kahaniya I Second Heart I Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero I Title is Untitled

Unforgotten Love, Love That Returned and Faith


Second Heart

Second Heart

L to R: Jyothi G, Santosh Avvannavar (Auhtor), Prof. (Dr.) Ashley D'Cruz, Prof. (Dr.) Llyod Vincent, Sandeep Huilgol (Auhtor), Sachin K (Aarvind India Publisher)

L to R: Jyothi G, Santosh Avvannavar (Auhtor), Prof. (Dr.) Ashley D’Cruz, Prof. (Dr.) Llyod Vincent, Sandeep Huilgol (Auhtor), Sachin K (Aarvind India Publisher)

(Journey of ‘Second Heart’ – Part 2)

We bring to you series of article to give insights for aspiring writers how the book evolved (Part 1). For next several days we had talk on the kind of stories that would cover facts, myths and reality of kidney issues to weave in between the stories. Dr. Sandeep’s personal experience of handling various patient was handy to understand the technicalities and stories were woven in between. The first chapter was Unforgotten Love, Love That Returned and Faith that has a story of a doctor who neglects a high blood pressure being a doctor himself and it was one of the root cause for kidney failure.

Quote from the chapter-

‘My love story is no less than Shahrukhan movies, Kabhi Failure Kabhi Recovery’

Reviews: Reviewer 1 ; Reviewer 2 ; Reviewer 3 ; Reviewer 4 ; Reviewer 5 ; Reviewer 6

Author’s Interview: One ; Two

Book Release: NH City, Bengaluru ; With Dr. Devishetty

Media: Link 1

Second Heart Contestant: Link 1

Order Personal Copy: Amazon Ebook ; Amazon Paperback

Authors other writings are – Black, Grey and White I Surrogate Author I Be a B.A. IGet a Job WITHOUT an Interview I Adhuri Prem Kahaniya I Second Heart I Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero I Title is Untitled

Beginning of ‘Second Heart’


Second Heart

Second Heart

(Journey of ‘Second Heart’ – Part 1)

We bring to you series of article to give insights for aspiring writers how the book evolved. I had just published Adhuri Prem Kahaniya and was visiting various place to talk and promote the book. I met Sandeep at CCD, Bengaluru over a cup of coffee for a casual talk. In talk I learnt that he is keen to write a awareness book (something like information) on kidney issue. He is a Nephrologist at NH City and it wasn’t my area to explore. I felt information book might find only patient as readers provided they are open to read as a fact and myths. If its a technical book it will become academic and I wouldn’t be the person to collaborate. We spoke over next many days to write a fictional book that will keep the objective of bring awareness that would help any reader. This was the beginning of untitled book.

Reviews: Reviewer 1 ; Reviewer 2 ; Reviewer 3 ; Reviewer 4 ; Reviewer 5 ; Reviewer 6

Author’s Interview: One ; Two

Book Release: NH City, Bengaluru ; With Dr. Devishetty

Media: Link 1

Second Heart Contestant: Link 1

Order Personal Copy: Amazon Ebook ; Amazon Paperback

Authors other writings are – Black, Grey and White I Surrogate Author I Be a B.A. IGet a Job WITHOUT an Interview I Adhuri Prem Kahaniya I Second Heart I Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero

Have a Blessed Year!


For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,

plans for welfare and not for evil,

to give you a future and a hope.

– Jeremiah 29:11