Elliot Krane: Pain is A Disease

“I’m a Pediatrician and an Anesthesiologist, so I put children to sleep for a living. And I’m an academic, so I put audiences to sleep for free…” You know you are in for the best 8-minute talk when it begins thus. Elliot Krane is a pain management specialist who makes a crucial statement: “Pain is … Continue reading Elliot Krane: Pain is A Disease

The 20% Time Rule

For understanding the purport of the rant that is about to follow, you need to take a look at this 20-odd minute long TED talk by Google Gods Sergey Brin and Larry Page first: So now that you are caught up with the 20% time rule, let the rant commence! <rant> This talk is from … Continue reading The 20% Time Rule

On the Wrong Side of Right…

A terrific TED talk that I stumbled on Dr. Ravi’s Posterous blog. A great bit: “The way to succeed in life is to never make any mistakes: we learn these really bad lessons really well.” The thing that struck at me in this narrative, which I zoned out for a little bit at the end, … Continue reading On the Wrong Side of Right…

Knowledge Compression and the Beauty of Data

I stumbled onto this fantastic Ted Talk given by “data detective” David McCandless via a Tweet on the @BMJ_latest account: http://twitter.com/bmj_latest/status/58148694725361664 If you are like me and like crunching numbers or at least, trying to pry out hidden information from datasets, then I am sure you shall like this talk as much as I did. … Continue reading Knowledge Compression and the Beauty of Data

Thank You Eva, For Reminding Me…

… what studying Medicine was all about. I came across this talk by Alzheimer’s and Cancer researcher, Microbiology prodigy, Eva Vertes. She delivered this TEDTalk when she was just 19, but by then she had already made a niche of her own in the world of medicine. At a juncture when I am personally going … Continue reading Thank You Eva, For Reminding Me…