Why this

…kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di? I just cannot get this song out of my head. I do not understand half the lyrics but the latest viral video song on youtube is from India and is one helluva catchy tune. Have a listen. …and be condemned to have “why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di?” play on inside…

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Pepper Spray and the Police State

This macabre image by Louise Macabitas has brought to us an event that has triggered off a massive knee jerk response in what is considered to be one of the most moderate police force in one of the most free nations of the world.   The casual stance with which the police officer is spraying…

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So What If Peter Roebuck WAS Gay?

I logged in to check if I had any comments or mails to moderate or reply to and I was hugely shocked to see this on the stats tab of the blog: Initially I had thought that the spike of visits was because of this post I wrote about my experience of the AIIMS PGMEE…

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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!

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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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