Rumors and hearsay have been a dime a dozen since the bombshell of an AIPG dropped on us and since the results were postponed, there seems to have been an explosion of sorts in the kinds of news just flying around. And like all other med students and PG perspirants, even I have been monitoring that virtual cesspool of frustrated souls, RxPG Online. I came … Continue reading Another AIPG Controversy
I took the Manipal MD/MS PG Entrance examination today (aka MAHE) and as it was the first ever online test I was going to sit for, I was naturally a little excited and tensed about it. I managed to work it up to a bit of a useless frenzy last night. But I must say the exam was not worth all that much of a … Continue reading MAHE: A Fantastic Test Experience of an Unfair Evaluation System
One of the biggest bones that the Indian post graduate entrance examinees had to pick with the system was the (?apparent) lack of transparency in the examination system, One of the things that could have easily ensured a transparent and clean exam would be if the students were handed the question papers and answer keys along with it after their exams. Hence, when the results … Continue reading Landmark Order: JIPMER Asked to Reveal Test Paper and Keys
As a part of a bigger TEDx webcast from Berlin, a TEDx event is being organized in Kolkata, at Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. The program is being supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. TEDx events have been organized in India before, especially in Delhi and Pune, a number of times, but it has only been organized once in Kolkata once before, and was organized … Continue reading TEDx Comes to Kolkata
The past few weeks have been very demanding on me and I have not had the best of times, either on the personal or on the professional front. So, today, I took a break from the usual drudgery of life and decided to take a step back and remind myself of the bigger picture of things. While reading through Osler’s Aequanimitas (check it out here) … Continue reading Remembering Tinsley Harrison, the Oslerphile Physician
I wish all my readers a very Happy Valentine’s Day and though I am spending it in a rather sad and loser-like fashion, I hope y’all make a day out of it! I know this is the day when pink sappiness overrules our lives and the loveless ones like myself feel rather left out of a celebration we don’t understand much about (hey I have … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Kills!
Another blog has been silenced thanks to bureaucratic interference! I first came to know of it from Those Emergency Blues and then read the “main” obituary on White Coat’s Call Room. Here is what WC writes via Tex, the author of the freshly dead blog Weird Nursing Tales: From Tex … After nearly 20 years on the internet, Weird Nursing Tales passed away. Weird Nursing … Continue reading Blog-Gone Crazy!