One of my pastimes is to look for vintage vehicles for sale on the net. Now, almost all of these are beyond my purchasing power, but, surfing through these and looking for a “deal” makes me vicariously live the dream of owning the vintage treasures someday down the line. Sometimes, some stuff pop up which leave me flabbergasted. Now I know a picture does not … Continue reading Vintage Vehicle Voyeurism: The Poor Motorhead’s Pastime
The Journal of the Indian Medical Association seems to have ceased publication in March, according to this newspaper article, which caught my attention recently. There was some conflict leading to the March issue not being published. I checked the JIMA website, and it seems to have been put out of show; it links to a placeholder page for now: The JIMA, as it is affectionately … Continue reading JIMA: Largest Medical Journal in Print Closes Shop
These days the newspapers are awash with so many happening and eye-catching articles, that it would not be too hard to miss this one: Hindustan Motors, the makers of the iconic Indian car, the Ambassador, is closing shop. Plummeting sales, steady refusal to move with the times and redesign the engine and looks, and a myopic leadership entangled in bureaucratic inertia, and a generation that has … Continue reading The King (of Indian Roads) is Dead… Long Live the King
So, you never heard of this, eh? Today is World Towel Day, celebrated in the memory of Douglas Adams, the celebrated author of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and a ton of other stuff. Anyways. The original refrain about the importance of the Towel for a galaxy-hiking bloke went as follows: A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker … Continue reading Happy Towel Day!
I had embarked on a project to write about people and their experience of cracking the USMLE puzzle this year, and had asked matchers to fill in a short, and some would say idiosyncratic, survey, to know about the stories behind their success. Often, we get lost in the rationalisations of scores, LORs, CVs, profiles etc. and end up ignoring the person who matched. In … Continue reading Meet Your Match: USMLE Match 2014 Interview #3: Meet the Little Rock-Star!
This is the second post of the series where I talk to (and about) people who have successfully matched and reached the culmination of their USMLE Journey. I have previously talked about a friend who had matched in Houston. Today, I will present the words of wisdom shared by another friend who has matched into, you guessed it right, Cleveland Clinic. She has graciously agreed to … Continue reading Meet Your Match: USMLE Match 2014 Interview #2: Cleve-land Ahoy!