Decoding the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: The Layman version

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced today (5th October 2015) and was awarded one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and the other half to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat!

Afloat…. The moment the Challenge was put forward, the first picture from my collection that came to mind was a floating boat… But hey, its too cliche! (As depicted in the Featured image!)  Time is running out and I need to find another picture! Kids playing with Balloons? No…. Okay, Hot Air Balloon may be? Still No… How about […]

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Gurudongmar Lake (Sikkim)

Review of Gurudongmar Lake: There are a few places in India which we mark in our mind as “places to visit once in our lifetime”. From the backwaters of Kerala to the beaches in Goa, Road trip to Ladakh or a cruise to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Pilgrimage to Varanasi or wandering in Thar desert, the list goes on… And then ….North Sikkim! [Sikkim Tourism, […]

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Sikkim: A photo tour!

Last December, along with two of my friends, I was fortunate to visit one of the most beautiful places on Earth: Sikkim. During the one week trip, 3 days were spent at the Northern part of Sikkim, and the remaining days at Gangtok as well as spend in travelling. Below are few photos taken during […]

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Sensible or Stupid?

(Originally written for and published in “LeTra”, my Office Magazine) A much debated topic in the economic policy think tanks is about the pros and cons of subsidies given to Diesel prices. One of the strongest opposition in increasing Diesel prices (de subsidizing) is that many commercial vehicles like auto rickshaws , taxis, buses and […]

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