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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … 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 … Continue reading Meet Your Match: USMLE Match 2014 Interview #3: Meet the Little Rock-Star!