XKCD and Kim Tinkham

So, I have talked about the Kim Tinkham issue in some passing references on this blog, and I think that her unfortunate demise stands as a monument against tinkering with non-scientific woo-s to help with potentially fatal situations. The author of the much revered nerdcomic XKCD was recently faced with illness in his own family, and thankfully, he has overcome it. How? This is how: … Continue reading XKCD and Kim Tinkham

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MMST: Subclinical Success or Fulminant Failure?

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, runs a School of Medical Science and Technology which offers a 3 year training followed by a degree called Master in Medical Science and Technology (MMST). Now, it was started in 2001 and a decade has elapsed since its inception, but the course is yet to attract the attention of majority of the medical school pass outs. In this post, … Continue reading MMST: Subclinical Success or Fulminant Failure?

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It’s That Time of the Year Again: Part I – Christmas

It is that time of the year again: Christmas. It seems like the whole city around me has gone down with Christmas fever, like every other year. Wherever I turn I am met with large glaring lights, signs and sounds: all is well, joy to the world, Christmas is come. And such stuff. Now I do not mean to be the spanner in the works, … Continue reading It’s That Time of the Year Again: Part I – Christmas

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You Don’t Have To Be Straight To Shoot Straight: Down with #DADT

A rather long and tortuous post title, I know, but one I strongly believe in. I know the Obama administration has been under the cosh for several reasons, including the way in which the healthcare reform and economic meltdown were being managed. But at the same time, it has brought to an end several rather discriminatory policies. It started with the end of ban on … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Be Straight To Shoot Straight: Down with #DADT

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