This past week I have been snowed in under an absolute avalanche of work (both on the personal and professional fronts), so much so that I have not even had enough time to check and respond to my pending emails. One of these unread mails was waiting with some great news for me. A while back, when I had suddenly experienced an exacerbation of the … Continue reading Scepticemia Enters FeedSpot’s Top 100 Healthcare Blogs List
After seven years of blogging, and once winning the Indiblogger of the Year award for medical blogs, here I am again, back in reckoning! Although I am not too hopeful considering that I have not really blogged much in the past year, I take this excuse to show off the blogging nomination! Continue reading Scepticemia: Nominated for the Indibloggers Award 2017
The Durga Puja is not just a religious ceremony for Bengalis. To them, it is a cultural extravaganza, a carnival, and a riot of happiness that knows no caste, creed, color, religion or political affiliations. So, naturally, this has become an extremely lucrative opportunity to be exploited for economic gains by multiple stakeholders. The norm of the day are opulent arrangements, and thematic celebrations, where … Continue reading Demonization of Doctors: #jesuisasur
A hundred and twenty four years and one day ago, on 11th September, 1893, Swami Vivekananda took to stage at the Parliament of World’s Religions in Chicago and uttered those wonderful words which have since inspired generations of youth. As a student of the Ramakrishna Mission school system, I have remained enchanted by his words and his works, which have played a definite role in … Continue reading Looking Back on Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Address
Oliver Sacks is one of the many contemporary physicians who I have looked up to as a source of motivation and inspiration. Much before I read (or watched) Awakenings, I was accidentally introduced to the body of work by Sacks. While browsing through the volumes neatly stacked on the racks of a quaint bookshop in Safdarjang Enclave, New Delhi, I picked up a strangely titled … Continue reading A Sacksophile Writes: Revisiting the Works of Oliver Sacks
I loved collecting stamps when I was a kid! I had three albums chock-full of stamps. But then, life happened, and somehow, I kind of drifted away, and ended up not visiting the albums forever. But, I guess the nerdy liking of stamps never really went away. So, when I was in Europe last year, and in the flea market of Amsterdam I saw a … Continue reading You’ve Got Mail!
Sharing this interesting infographic from the GapMedics UK Blog: Continue reading Accidental Discoveries that Revolutionized Medicine