Kerala is a land of paradoxes. The most literate state in India with quality of life indicators similar to the west is ravaged by a fever epidemic from a variety of causes ranging from dengue and chikungunya to rat fever. Most of these are vector borne (predominantly mosquitoes) and similar […]

mHealth for fever ravaged Kerala


ONE EARTH ONE LIFE: Electricity Crisis in Kerala and Possible Options -2008: ‘via Blog this’ English: On 140 acres of unused land on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., 70,000 solar panels are part of a solar photovoltaic array that will generate 15 megawatts of solar power for the base. (Photo […]

Power Crisis in Kerala – Part 2


A medical student checking blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) mystic muses: The dummy medical student’s guide to the medical viva exam Thanks +Feroze Kaliyadan for sharing the tricks of the trade! Here are few real life stories narrated in first person, though I am not the […]

Between him and me



To be mathematically correct, I have lived only 40% of my life in my home state of Kerala, often called the God’s own country. I was born in a village (villages in Kerala are not really villages any more) called Kombodinjamakkal in central Kerala. Our state (it is more important […]

Potential Solutions to Kerala’s Power Crisis


A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor: Why I Didn’t Do Dermatology: I’ve mentioned on this blog before that I had good grades and scores in med school, although not freaking awesome. So it seems like the… English: Harvard Medical School (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Dear Fizzy Don’t you think you […]

Freaking Awesome Dermatology


A harmonic oscillator in classical mechanics (A-B) and quantum mechanics (C-H). In (A-B), a ball, attached to a spring, oscillates back and forth. (C-H) are six solutions to the Schrödinger Equation for this situation. The horizontal axis is position, the vertical axis is the real part (blue) or imaginary part […]

How to teach alternative medicine to your dog



English: The brighter Moon (Photo credit: Wikipedia) <> Gem is skeptical, not passionate and gets easily bored. But Gem considers it the main ingredient of a quintessential innovative mind. Passion clouds your judgement. You tend to miss the negatives. Cognizance of the unfavorable is crucial for progress. Gem remains stationary. The world […]

The brighter Moon


Elephant Self-Portrait (Photo credit: Cybjorg) Kallana – കല്ലാന  (the literal translation would be stone elephant) is an elusive species of elephant supposed to be seen in Kerala, that belongs to the realm of cryptozoology. The locals describe it as a adult elephant with a maximum height of 5 feet, but with […]

The elusive Kallana (Stone Elephant)


Sad day for tourism in Kerala as 4 people were drowned in a freak house boat accident in  Alappuzha – The Venice of the East. I think basic infrastructure development and proper waste management would go a long way in attracting tourists to the state than the much hyped Grand Kerala […]

Tourism in God’s Own Country