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Life Beyond Medicine

Posts about my life, or whatever little I have of it, outside the world of Medicine! :)

Life Beyond Medicine

Demonization of Doctors: #jesuisasur

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… Keep Reading

My first Postcrossing Postcard receipt, from the Netherlands
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You’ve Got Mail!

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,… Keep Reading

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Postach.io and the Posterous deja vu

It is no secret that I was a big fan of Posterous, before Twitter bought it out and shuttered it. I wrote about it on this blog, and tweeted an endless litany of woes. Even now, every few weeks, I go to the Astronaut hanging out alone under the Posterous Spaces header, and shed a silent,… Keep Reading

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Bloglovin': Is it worth it?

cy4t2y2ud4m Follow my blog with Bloglovin I am not one for spending too much time on signing up for blog directories and what not, but of late, I have felt that I have been ignoring the blog a bit. So, when someone suggested looking up Bloglovin’ and creating a blogger profile there, I thought it… Keep Reading

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Despatch from South Africa

I recently went to South Africa to speak at a workshop on research prioritization for zoonotic disease prevention and control (more details on it here: this site is largely “under construction” and this is the only thing I have managed to write up till now!). I took a ton of pictures there and I thought… Keep Reading

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