PeerJ Calls for Papers: Disruptive Innovation in Open Access

I have been very excited about PeerJ ever since Peter Binfield took up the challenge of bringing down the costs of publication in an online, open access environment a few months ago. I wrote about it, expressed my skepticism at the “starting at 99$” tag, but nonetheless, was fascinated by the audacious claim of bringing lifetime publishing at just 99 bucks! I duly signed up … Continue reading PeerJ Calls for Papers: Disruptive Innovation in Open Access

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World Toilet Day: Give A Shit

Happy World Toilet day. As a dear friend reminded me today, it is the day the World Toilet Organization has earmarked for spreading awareness about the lack of proper sanitation and potable water which is killing a large number of people (someone on a poster contended the number was 1600!) everyday the world over. The activist-information site Water.org contends that, the world over, women spend … Continue reading World Toilet Day: Give A Shit

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Talking to the Streets for Health: Street Theater as a Public Health Tool

Prior to coming to Delhi, I did not have much exposure to the power of the theater as a mode of dissemination of public health messages. It does sound strange when I put it that way because Kolkata, where I hail from, is a city with a vibrant theater culture. However, I just never got around to enjoy this particular form of the arts. It … Continue reading Talking to the Streets for Health: Street Theater as a Public Health Tool

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Literature Search Workshop at UCMS: Extra-Curricular Academics at the MEU

The Medical Education Unit at the University College of Medical Sciences, where I am now doing my residency, is a small, but super-active group of people, and they presented today a workshop on Literature Searching and Reference Management. Although the target audience was mainly the Residents, there was some spill-over as well. There were students from 3rd Semester, Final Semester and even an Intern or … Continue reading Literature Search Workshop at UCMS: Extra-Curricular Academics at the MEU

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