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Doctors in India 'let son, 15, perform surgery'

Doctors in India ‘let son, 15, perform surgery’ – Independent Online Edition > Asia: “Doctors in India ‘let son, 15, perform surgery’ By Muneeza Naqvi in DelhiPublished: 22 June 2007 Officials in southern India are investigating claims that a couple, who are both doctors, let their 15-year-old son perform surgery to get into Guinness World Records as the world’s youngest surgeon. Dr K Murugesan showed a recording of his son, Dhileepan Raj, performing a Caesarean section to an Indian Medical Association (IMA) chapter in Tamil Nadu last month, said Dr Venkatesh Prasad, secretary of the association. The video showed Dr Murugesan anaesthetising the patient. ‘We were shocked to see the recording,’ Dr Prasad said, adding that the IMA told Dr Murugesan that his act was an ethical and legal violation.” Read more articles here

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To Fight or to Fold – II

I know that it has been a long time since my last post regarding a switchover to Linux, but later I felt that there was more I wanted to say on the topic and hence this sequel. I am sure that many people would not be too happy to switch over to Linux, since it is an unexplored area. And frankly, most of the people who have used Linux were happy not to dispel the common impression that… Those who use Linux are highly intelligent. You can’t get software for daily use on Linux Linux is a complex piece of software to install and to use. There might be some truth in it, but the truth has been twisted to such an extend that most people just like to hear and see it, rather than do it. It is true that people who use Linux are intelligent, but only because …

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Business best practices

Change please: Most often when I go to buy something, and if the total comes to certain amount and then some change, the merchant would usually give me a candy. Now how many candies would I eat in one day? And what if I don’t want to eat candy? I can understand it if I were to make a phone call from a coin booth, then I need to give change, but at a shop where there is change, why can’t they give me exact change. Isn’t it the responsibility of the merchant to give exact change? I have refused to accept goods in lieu of money, sometimes letting them keep the change as a mark of protest. Only problem is, they would consider that as a profit, instead of insult. Here is my new model of protest, if they give me candy, I would accept it, but the next …

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World depends on India's technical skills: Nasscom chairman

“We have to bridge the gap by providing additional training to the people who are coming out of colleges so that they are industry-ready. The Nasscom initiative in that area is setting up finishing schools.” – Lakshmi Narayanan Great idea! I am glad that some initiative is being taken up to raise the quality of the educated population in India. But is it enough? Who are these finishing schools targeting? Students fresh out of engineering colleges? Is anyone bothered about the quality of education imparted at the school level? We have millions of students passing out of schools every year. But the education they have received is just to pass the examination. The quality of education required in this age of globalization is much higher than what is imparted at most schools. Even most of the teachers who are supposed to teach are not ‘qualified’ enough to work in a …

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Transition complete

After a long session of editing, deleting, copy-pasting I finished the transition of my blog. The new blog has lost a lot of content; some have been partially edited out. Prior to this my blog was on wordpress, but now I have moved it to blogger since some of the features offered by blogger is better than word press. I am sure that the statistics & trackback features would be sorely missed. My old blog address at wordpress was The address for blogger is Another unfortunate casualty of my pruning is the comments. I had to delete them almost completely. Serves me right! Maybe I should consider investing some money on my own website. Donations accepted. 😉

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Multiple personality

I must be developing MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder). I have severed ties to the real me, and now I am just an entity, a personality without a body. I live, breath and eat, but this is the only place where the real me is present. A friend once told me that having a fake id is something like having a multiple personality, and could even lead to it. But then I guess everyone would be having it, because each and every person you would meet on the street would behave in a certain way to friends, family and at work. It doesn’t sound scary when everyone around you is suffering from the same disorder. This is something that I should have done a long time back. Still it is better to be late than never.

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