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March 2012

Life Beyond Medicine

The Passing of Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich died from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis which she had suffered from all her adult life. She was 82 when she passed away last Tuesday. Purported to be one of the most widely read poets of the latter half of last century, her work was marked by its true blue support for feminism.… Keep Reading

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And the AIPG Fiasco Continues

The 5300-odd rankers in the AIPG were breathing a sigh of relief when the notification for counseling for Post Graduation seats was declared, along with dates and ranks and the rank cards were uploaded on the site. It seemed that the concept of online counseling which seemed innocuous on the surface but was fraught with… Keep Reading

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TB or Not TB: World TB Day–No More TB

Today is the World Tuberculosis Day. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Robert Koch made the stunning announcement that he had been able to identify the causative agent for tuberculosis – the Tubercle bacilli. Tuberculosis is a disease that has dogged human beings from the earliest times. It has seen the rise and fall… Keep Reading

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Kashi Katha: Row Row Row Your Boat…

I went on a trip to Benares to take an exam and it turned out to be a journey of introspection and self-criticism for me. I was going through a really tough phase in life when I went out to Benares and this trip became a catharsis. There were so many things I realized I… Keep Reading

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Game, Set… MATCH!

A number of my friends applied for the USMLE this year and it seems that with every passing year more and more people from my neck of the woods are trying to jump shores. The whys and wherefores of such a radical decision are matters for another post, but the thing is, all over the… Keep Reading

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