Survival of the Fittest – a Counterintuitive Example and Evolution of Man

Charles Darwin (click) had put forth the theory of natural selection (click), which has been defined by Wikipedia as follows: Natural selection is the process by which certain heritable traits – those that make it more likely for an organism to survive and successfully reproduce – become more common in a population over successive generations. […]

What I love about Ram Gopal Varma

This is not the manner in which I had planned to write about him, but Ram Gopal Varma’s (click) style of movie making had always impressed me. No, I have not watched Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag (click), and doing so might not change my views about his abilities. Because even if I were ever […]

So many inconsistencies in news reporting of “two lady doctors killing a rape victim’s baby in Raigad”!

Previous post (click) had something related. There I had provided (the following) links, wherein two news agencies, viz., PTI and IANS (former published by DNA (click) and the latter by many publications, including The Times of India [click]) had reported the SAME incident, with conflicting versions. Also, considering the circumstances, and being a doctor, many […]

Fine balance between lack of creativity and its excess. [Highly allegorical post!!]

I had always felt that our education does not promote original thinking, which is very detrimental to nation’s progress, as without it research can never be carried out! A very simple reason so many students fail exams is because they copy their neighboring candidate’s answers verbatim. If teachers would only teach adequate language skills, then […]

Direct Democracy in India: a Possibility?

While in one of my recent posts (click), I had questioned the validity of this subconscious idea that “consensus by majority is the best way to reach decisions for a huge heterogeneous community, like the Indian population”, no other method that could replace populist decision-making seems plausible. So, democracy is here to stay. But the […]

Extraordinarily Ordinary Post: stretching a ‘dabba’ phone to its limits!

This might be an ordinary-looking post, and the more ordinary it looks, the more extraordinary, in fact it is! I use a simple Java-based phone (click) for web access to e.g., publish many blog-posts and comment on blogs. Today however, I wanted to try Mail2blogger (click), a Blogger-service which enables users to simply email a […]