The Color Of Human Flesh!
By Prof. Shah Alam Khan
03 October, 2015
Flowers, clouds, butterflies and rainbows rule our imagination largely because of their colors. Colors make our lives, red is celebration and black, mourning. The abstract of black and white, yellow & green or red & blue is poetry of life. Colors define our identities too; Saffron is Hindu and green, Muslim.
But how many of you know the color of human flesh? It is lilac colored. Believe me it is and I know because I am a surgeon and I see raw human flesh every day! So you think it’s useless to know the color of human flesh? No, not in today’s India. Knowing the color of human flesh can be useful in differentiating it from beef meat, the red loaf with yellow streaks of fat. But where is the connect between human flesh and beef meat? Well, even I thought so, where is the god damn connect?
Dadri’s Mohammed Akhlaq Ahmad Saifi defined the connect!
But yes, the human flesh IS lilac colored! Trust me!!
Prof. Shah Alam Khan, AIIMS, New Delhi
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