So, the hour of the great nativity is upon us again. Let me grab this moment to wish the two people reading my blog a very Merry Christmas. I know it has been a bit of a bleak winter in our city this time around, but hey, what’s a Christmas feel like without the morning goose bumps? And while you are at it, check out … Continue reading Merry Christmas Folks
So I am going to blame the holy Orac at Respectful Insolence for writing Steamed vajajay woo when I end up getting a lot of hits on this post from porn seeking freaks. Like most science freaks, I love Orac’s blog and although I am sometimes amused by his sense of well-placed immodesty, there is nothing woo-ful about his site! And somehow, he gets to know of … Continue reading Steaming Vaginas!
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
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?
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
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
There is some poetic justice in the fact that Sachin Tendulkar got the 50th century when he actually did. Today. When his side was down and dusted, battling to stay on in the game. In my opinion, and with due respect to the Kiwi boys, it would have been a damp squib if he had reached this amazing milestone against a side that the Indians … Continue reading 50×100: No Challenge Too Big