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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 237-

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This picture has been contributed by Dr. Sumit Sinha, Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and JPNA Trauma Center, New Delhi.

The Dhuandhar falls are located on Narmada river in Bhedaghat district of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. The falling water gives out a misty or smoky effect while falling from a height of almost 30 meters, giving the name Dhuandhar falls - (Dhuan [smoke] and Dhar [flow]. The Dhuandhar falls are formed when the holy river, Narmada, plunges into a waterfall while making its way through the famous white marble rocks along its course, creating a powerful body of milky fog with a loud roar. The beauty of these waterfalls is spectacular, giving them the nickname of 'Mini Niagra' falls.

There is tranquility at the end of every chaos, calm after every storm, and there, truly, is a light at the end of every tunnel. The mighty water falls into the beautiful Narmada river, flowing all the way between the charismatic marble rocks. There is a sudden change from 'chaos to tranquility.' This change is an eternal constant, which inspires us to embrace every challenge and uneasy experience in our lives, being full of hope that conquering them will inevitably lead to a new level of tranquility, until yet another new challenge presents itself.

From a neurosurgeon's perspective, the roaring waters falling from a great height are a reflection of the limitless power of the subconscious mind, which may wrath havoc if allowed to remain unbridled; or, may become creative and innovative, if tamed properly by the conscious mind. The sight of the 'savagery converting into beautiful serenity' bears an analogy to the sane, conscious mind winning over the mighty, limitless and ruthless subconscious one.

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Yadav YR, Ratre S, Parihar VS, Dubey A, Dubey MN. Endoscopic technique for single stage anterior decompression and anterior fusion by transcervical approach in atlanto-axial dislocation. Neurol India 2017;65:341-47.

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Neyaz Z, Phadke RV, Singh V, Godbole C. Three-dimensional visualization of intracranial tumors with cortical surface and vasculature from routine MR sequences. Neurol India 2017;65:333-340.

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