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Life Beyond Medicine

TEDx Comes to Kolkata

As a part of a bigger TEDx webcast from Berlin, a TEDx event is being organized in Kolkata, at Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. The program is being supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. TEDx events have been organized in India before, especially in Delhi and Pune, a number of times, but it has only… Keep Reading

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Mistakes in Medicine: The Brian Goldman TED Talk

This TED Talk has been on my radar for quite some time now, but thanks to my exams and study schedules, I have not been able to get around to going through it. At nearly 20 minutes (plus a lot more if your connection is as slow as mine) it is a bit longer than… Keep Reading

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A Doctor’s Touch: An Oslerphile’s Delight

First watch this TED Talk: This talk touched upon one of the most important aspects of Medicine today. It is indeed a cruel irony that a profession so close to humanity is now so devoid of care for the very subject of its existence. While the issue with the iPatient may not be the main… Keep Reading

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A Doctor’s Touch: An Oslerphile’s Delight

First watch this TED Talk: This talk touched upon one of the most important aspects of Medicine today. It is indeed a cruel irony that a profession so close to humanity is now so devoid of care for the very subject of its existence. While the issue with the iPatient may not be the main… Keep Reading

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Conflicts of Interests: Through the Looking Glass

Since my last post on the issue of industry affiliation and authorship in the BMJ (read it here), I have been taking a look into the issue of conflicts of interest. And today, I came across this brilliant TED Talk by Dan Ariely: The main thing about this talk, and in general about conflict of… Keep Reading

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The Final Status

First up, listen to this awesome TED talk: Now, Hindu mythology and scriptures deal extensively with life after death, but this talk brings out a totally new horizon! What happens to our online persona after we die? We are creating hundred of thousands of pieces of ourselves all over the world wide web as we… Keep Reading

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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… Keep Reading

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Winds of Change or A Damp Squib, Again?

In a bid to keep my blog politically neutral (which of course, as a person I am not), I usually do not write about politicking. It is a strange business which makes for strange bedfellows and honestly, sometimes, I just don’t get it. That said, I have been having the most political morning in quite… Keep Reading

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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… Keep Reading

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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,… Keep Reading

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