Why I love facebook

FB gets plenty of bad press…how people are living in the virtual world, how FB encourages unfair competition, how people are more concerned with their appearances on FB, how they waste their time etc…. I love facebook. I think it is the best thing since sliced bread (forgive the cliched expression).. I post pictures onContinue reading “Why I love facebook”

“Holy” or “sweet”?

I was eating pasta with basil pesto sauce the other day, and was reminded of the holy basil… Now everyone is familiar with sweet basil, the one that is used in Italian cuisine. Personally, I love the flavor imparted by sweet basil, and have used it in Indian cooking too. However, in India, there is noContinue reading ““Holy” or “sweet”?”

The Rainbow Color

White, the symbol of purity, serenity, peace…here is a compilation of images showing white in all its splendor. Enjoy!Of course, it’s winter, so I start with a snowy landscape in Maine..This unusual sculpture in white at the Museum of Art and Design, New York City..Bridal white gown made of glass at the Corning Museum ofContinue reading “The Rainbow Color”

Er…I do things somewhat differently, you see, I am a doctor…

No, I am not trying to prove anything here…I just want to give you a glimpse in to how being a doctor has irrevocably changed me…. My sense of right and left are distorted, because I always think of the anatomical position. Now this is fine as long as I refer to my left and right side, butContinue reading “Er…I do things somewhat differently, you see, I am a doctor…”

Doctor Venus versus Doctor Mars

Picture reference: www.lisairis.ca I learnt a remarkable fact recently…Among the first licensed women physicians, there was an Indian woman named Anandibai Joshi, who studied Medicine in my current city, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania along with two other women, one from Syria and another from Japan. A photograph of the trio from the year 1885 has recently made itsContinue reading “Doctor Venus versus Doctor Mars”

Customized reading

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. SeussOnce upon a time, stories were meant to be passed down orally from generation to generation, with some help from drawings in the cave… Then scripts were invented, and people started putting theirContinue reading “Customized reading”