So, there was this TV Show, The Walking Dead, which spoke of a Zombie Apocalypse befalling the earth, destroying most of human civilization. The show follows a group of survivors who try to find their way to survival. And, towards the end of the season that was airing, they go to the CDC and there is only ONE doctor left there who is working on … Continue reading CDC: Learning from TV Shows–Preventing the Zombie Apocalypse
One of the reasons why I absolutely love wordpress.com as a blogging platform (aside from the fact that they make hosting a painless affair) is the fact that the developers are continuously working to make it a better place. Together with the users, the developers have nurtured a vibrant community which encourages the art of blogging. And in doing that, this year, they have put … Continue reading The New Look WordPress: #JustWrite!
One of the great mysteries of the USMLE was the dichotomous scoring system. Usually, an examinee would be given 2 scores, one a 2 digit score, with the minimum cut off fixed at 75, and a maximum of 99. And the other, a 3 digit score, which was more representative of the overall performance of the student. While the rationale for this system was always … Continue reading USMLE to Scrap 2 Digit Score
Nah, I don’t mean this: I meant this: Following the highest ever polling rates, West Bengal is poised on the brink of a political equivalent of a knock out game. This time around, the opposition coalition, led by Mamata Banerjee of Trinamool Congress, is expecting to topple the ruling leftist coalition, led by Buddhadeb Bhattacharya of CPM. Keeping in mind the fact that this coalition … Continue reading Friday the 13th
F**k you SRK. Bah. Got that off my chest. Anyways. Now to discuss the match. This pic from ESPN CricInfo more or less summarizes the events of the day: Following the fall of Robin Uthappa, this emotional fan breached the security and invaded the pitch to throw himself at the feet of Dada. Oh, by the way, this match was not held in Kolkata… This … Continue reading Ganguly: The Comeback Man
Manipal University has been one of the leaders in bringing research to Indian Medical Students, so it was no surprise that they were initiating a novel workshop on Mesenchymal Stem Cell with hands on skill development. Slated to be held in Bangalore in July, this seems like a wonderful way to wade into the future of medicine. While I would have loved to have attended … Continue reading Workshop on Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Today marks the sesquicentennial of India’s Nobel laureate, poet, philosopher, multifaceted genius, Rabindranath Thakur. There hardly seems to be a facet of our lives which has not been touched by his works, his words. He was prophetic in announcing in 1896, at the age of only 35 years: “A hundred years from today,Who are you, perusing this verseSteeped in curiosity?” And yes, today, over a … Continue reading Rabindranath: The God of Bong Things