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R.I.P.: Peter Roebuck

R.I.P.: Peter Roebuck

Just as I was about to wind up for the night, I came across this news bit on Twitter: Peter Roebuck is dead. He was supposedly being investigated for committing sexual assault when he jumped t0 his death from the 6th floor of his hotel room in South Africa. He was there to cover the […]

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On-Plussed!

On-Plussed!

OK! So I am officially on Google+ now. Please put me in your circles and stuff. My Google Profile can be viewed here: Pranab Chatterjee. Right now, thanks to the desolate landscape that my Google+ page is, it looks something like this: Come on, encircle me friends, and make my G+ life enriched! On a […]

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The Wait is Over: Gaddafi’s Money is MINE!

The Wait is Over: Gaddafi’s Money is MINE!

Cue evil laughter, along the lines of: “Bwahahahaha…” Why? Look at this: Oops, I meant this: From: Mr MICHEAL JOHNSON SMITH <info@accountant.com> Date: 2011/10/24 Subject: CONFIDENTIAL RESPOND!! To: MY Dear, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I know that this letter will come to you as a surprise […]

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Protected: A Sonnet For My Dark Lady

Protected: A Sonnet For My Dark Lady

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Grand Rounds Comes to INDIA!

Grand Rounds Comes to INDIA!

Guess what, grand rounds is in India, hosted over at Radiologist Dr. Sumer Sethi’s blog. He has several great posts in it. Check out the whole deal here. One of my posts has also got in. I mailed it in to him today, and he was kind enough to put it up! I have been […]

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…maybe your life just sucks?

…maybe your life just sucks?

I don’t know why but this cartoon by the FANTASTIC Abstruse Goose reminded me of my life.

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Amit Gupta Needs Us!

Amit Gupta Needs Us!

Amit Gupta is an entrepreneur of Indian origin, based in USA, and has recently been diagnosed with Acute Leukemia. When he went to see his doctor for his continued loss of weight and weariness, he was handed a diagnosis of Acute Leukemia. He has started with his chemotherapy regime and is now slated to get […]

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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address The prepared text transcript of the above address from the Stanford News website: I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to […]

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Jobs: It’s a Ding Thing!

I have been reading the masses of news that is rolling in from all corners of the earth lamenting the loss of Steve Jobs. He is not just a technical genius that gave people the power to tame the beast, but also a visionary who saw far ahead of his times. His success lies in […]

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Vacation Time!

Its Durga Puja and even as I am typing this post out at the rate of knots, my mother is going ballistic about me being always so late while we have a train to catch. She has a point, you know. Whenever we are traveling, I always seem to make everyone so late that we […]

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Blogger’s “Dynamic Views”: 10 Things I Learnt From Using it For A Day

Oh well, Google is finally paying some attention to its vastly overrated blogging service, Blogger aka Blogspot (where my Cargo Cult Medicine blog is hosted). Blogger has come up with “Dynamic Views”, 7 new and snazzy ways of making your blog look so very web 2.0ey. Image Credit I have just started using the Dynamic […]

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Grand Rounds 7-50 Over at Dr. Rich’s

Go on to read the latest summary of the best in medical blogging over at the Covert Rationing Blog written by Dr. Rich. I am glad that he found one of my posts fit to be included in his write up. Though initially it was not themed, Dr Rich decided on the theme of Jobs […]

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Grand Rounds on Health 3.0 Blog

This week’s Grand Rounds is up at Health 3.0 Blog on Tumblr. Check it out here. One of my posts has gone into this week’s round up. The next edition is due to go up on Dr. Rich’s blog, The Covert Rationing Blog. Check out his call for posts here. In other news, I have […]

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52 Hertz: Loneliness, No More!

I was reminded of this story that I had read in the NY Times an age ago. its about a whale that meanders the waters of the world, all alone. Unlike others of his ilk, this whale has been uniquely disadvantaged. Here is what one desperately touched blogger had to say about it: Unlike all […]

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The Diaspora Dilemma

Foreword: Well, those of my readers who do not know me personally (I am talking to you two there, thanks for coming to read it!) will not be able to understand where this foreword is coming from, but it is meant for a person who is very close to my heart. One of my best […]

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After ImpactEDnurse, @Epiren’s Turn To Go: Pitfalls of #HCSM

I have not been able to spend much time online of late owing to a multitude of reasons, but when I came back online today, I was hit squarely by this: Epiren is not just a tweep I follow, but one of the most prolific bloggers around. LizDitz has outlined a detailed summary of the […]

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I’m on Grand Rounds!

My first submission to the Grand Rounds, Vol 7, No. 47 has been accepted. It was hosted over at Dr. Edward Pullen’s blog. While I keep wondering why everyone mis-spells my name, I do not take an issue with respect to Dr. P because he has taken the trouble of giving a face to me […]

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Impacted Nurse, No More?

A shocking tweet: Popular health blog "Impactednurse" written by ER nurse closes down "due to problems with his employer" goo.gl/speJs Tw/FB removed 2— Ves Dimov, M.D. (@DrVes) August 14, 2011 According to The Riot Act, Ian Miller’s very popular blog, ImpactEDnurse, has been shut down owing to problems with his employer, The Canberra Hospital. Since […]

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When the Shit Hit the Pan!

WhiteCoat’s Call Room is one of my most favorite blogs and I just went all ROTFLMAO when I read this: How Betadine Almost Got Me Arrested. Now is he becoming the Dick Feynman of Medicine, eh? And a pic of the poopy brilliance:    

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The Post Where I Finally Get Political

So I was discussing about the contents of this document forwarded to me by a mentor of mine and I was surprised when my friend suddenly said that she did not think that goold, ol’ materialistic me was so left leaning! That was when I realized that I had to get this post out there. […]

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Reassessing Readability of My Blog

I started blogging here around December last year. After about 70 odd posts, on January 19, I checked the readability of my blog. Here is what it looked like: And today, after about 8 months of blogging, with 260+ posts, a lot of them geared towards medical research articles, here is what my readability score […]

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Lost for Words!

Fair warning: this is going to be one of those posts which makes my readers (yes, you three, I am talking to you) wonder why I choose to keep up the pretense of calling this a medical blog! Kaise batayein,            Kyun tujhko chahe              Yaara batha na paayeinBaatein dil o ki            Dekho jo baki              Aake tujhe […]

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The Final Status

First up, listen to this awesome TED talk: Now, Hindu mythology and scriptures deal extensively with life after death, but this talk brings out a totally new horizon! What happens to our online persona after we die? We are creating hundred of thousands of pieces of ourselves all over the world wide web as we […]

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Google Page Rank Love!

8 months into blogging and finally, that bit of Googlized love that every domain owner craves for: Page Rank! I figured out that since it had been several days since I had obsessed over my stats, it was time that I re-executed this exercise in futility. Little did I know unknown to me, The Big […]

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Reading Now…

On the cusp of starting the final segment, The House of Zock. Expect a review of this book soon!

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Harry Potter 7 Part II: The End of An Era in My Life

Ever since 1999, when I landed my hands on the first Potter book, I have been a fan: and today, I caught the whole anthology come to its final conclusion. It seems like this was not just the end of the most significant bit of literature in the last couple of decades, but also, a […]

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She’s Got The Looks: Google Blogger’s New Look!

A series of screen grabs to show what it looks like: 1. The Main Home Page: 2. The Blog Dashboard: 3. The Stats look cool: 4. A drop down list for the posts tab: 5. The posting interface: All said and done, here are my thoughts on the new look: 1. It looks spiffy and […]

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Used Bimmer Ahoy!

While the couch potatoes will be thinking of this one:

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Remembering Ajit Sengupta

My high school Biology teacher remains one of the most influential people in my life. He was not only a teacher of the Life Sciences, but also, of the science of life. And today marks the completion of a year since he passed away. As I stumble through one of the most difficult phases of […]

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Baba Ramdev on Facebook

For the FB-meme enthusiasts like me, this has been a long awaited dream. Click on the pics to embiggen! At times like these, I feel so glad that my mom does not read my blog!

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