Indiblogger, the network for Indian blogs and bloggers, has recently shuttered its doors. The automated materials stay on, but the folks behind this labor of love, are gone. This provokes some thoughts on why I blog (or not), what happened to the blogosphere in the fifteen years I have been blogging, and whether I should continue blogging or not. In other words, a personal rant! Continue reading Indiblogger Closes Shop: Another Nail in the Coffin for Blogging?
A couple of months back, my institute hosted a group of scientists from the University of Brighton and Emory University, who had come over to explore the possibilities of collaborating on a research project on enteric fever and its environmental, behavioral and biological determinants. We spent a couple of days trampling through the alleys of Kolkata slums, exploring potential areas to test for the presence … Continue reading Remembering Prof. Huw Taylor
I have been wondering about what to do with the blog for a while now. As the title indicates, I have been blogging for almost six and a half years on this site, though I have been silent for the greater part of the last year or so. I have been fortunate enough to have well over half-a-million views. I have received a couple of … Continue reading Six years, half-a-million views, and a lost blog…
This has been one of the most raucous Junes yet. Tons of fun, including a 7-cake birthday celebration (almost a week long event, where I ended up cutting into seven cakes!), lot of letting the (proverbial) hair down, and fooling around in general. Life’s been good. This series of celebrations started with Jitendra sir’s birthday party at his place. We had a small cake, a … Continue reading Birthdays, Bonds and Being Bowled Over
Note: The photos do not belong to me. They are the work of Animesh Ray. Do check his site out for some fabulous photographs. It is 2 AM in the morning, and I cannot go to sleep. As one PoTF favorite after another rolls off my laptop, I feel an myself retreating into a cocoon of misery. And every time “Carnival of Rust” comes on, … Continue reading Side Effect of Narela: Missing PoTF and Friends
Today marks 2 years since that fateful day when Ajit Sengupta passed away. As one of the many admirers and students of this wonderful teacher, my heart fills with an indescribable heaviness as I sit down top type out this post. As all his students remember, he had a unique posture while teaching. He never sat down during class. He stood, with one of his … Continue reading Ajit Sengupta: Burning Bright
First up, a sincere apology to my email subscribers for messing up your email with multiple temporary post mails from Windows Live. Sorry for spamming you, the program went bonkers trying to get a hold of my new blog theme (Nuntius). I hope you do not unsubscribe! What were the emotions that you felt while taking the AIIMS May exam? Worry? Tension? The pit falling … Continue reading AIIMS May 2012: Part–I: Nostalgia