When you are jittery most of the time
When you procrastinate
When you feel that your current place is just temporary
When you start distancing yourself from people who love what you are doing right now
When you see someone make it big doing what you want to do, apart from feeling inspired you feel someone stabbing you (it’s your conscience) , you feel pain for you are still here
When you actually get goosebumps thinking of possibilities
So we have been asked to name 5 or more living or dead real or fictional people in a we chat group.To be frank I was confused, there are SO MANY possibilities . I could connect Socrates and Hitler and make them talk about sanctity of human life as per them or maybe Tom and Jerry to see how they fight on chat, or maybe the road runner and Wile E. Coyote and see more Coyote’s plans fail. How about dexter(Cartoon) and Transformer along with didi ..Man that would be fun, the little dexter would freak out .
Anyways after much thought I decided on these people apart from me in the group
What will we talk about?
We will play the game of werwolf( also called Mob) where participants are divided into villagers and Mob members (Villagers do not know who the mobsters are) and they have to verbally fight out and convince each other of their innocence and vote out one person at a time. Basically the game relies on mind games, lies and deception(by mobster) and ends up in LOT of arguing, groupism and friendly fights . We will take this to a new level by playing it over WeChat. Think about it, multiple parallel conversations going on between people and the main stuff going on in this group
Dolly Bindra: Oh yes the BIG BOSS fame one.Would be fun to have her there, and you know what? We will target her for elimination very early and she will have to fight to not get eliminated .I know , I know some of you hate her , so , Just for the fun: she will not be allowed to use Voice messages on wechat ..She can ONLY use TEXT…No Emoticons or pictures for her too . Now that would be cruel. She has to express her anger by typing with CAPSLOCK whenever she is angry…Oh wait, That would mean ..ALL THE TIME
Kristen Stewart: Oh yes the twilight actress, oh she is HOT. But before you guess what she is doing there, let me tell you the rules of chat for her. NO TEXT …ONLY PICTURES. SO basically , she will have to express her feelings by sending pictures of her face . I mean so many people around the world are waiting to see her second expression, think about the possibilities when she has to converse with just her face.
Sheldon Cooper: Oh man, I am sure he will not understand why it is funny to not let Dolly speak and to make Kristen act and this would be hilarious to see. I am sorry I sound cruel but the group would be super fun with somebody so obnoxious yet so lovable in the group(I am talking about Sheldon Cooper). And yes let me see how he applies logic to the randomness of the game MOB
Amitabh Bachhan: And behold the one who will speak the most. He will be like a narrator, moderator and even translator cum voice for all people not speaking(Dolly and Kristen). I mean who better than him.He will take the game to the next level
And if you thought this was great, let me surprise you a little. The last but not the least person in the group would be
Morgan Freeman: Oh Man, this would be awesome, can you believe Morgan Freeman along with Amitabh Bachhan speaking. How much more epic can it get?I mean you would actually feel like listening to what Dolly might have to say(In Freeman’s voice obviously), that awesome. And why Morgan Freeman?
” Because he announced his own birth” .
Ok jokes aside, read the following line in Morgan Freeman’s Voice and you will know
Morgan freeman doesn’t listen to no for an answer, you know why? Because he is the one speaking. And when he speaks, HE SPEAKS
These two people can take a normal chat to an artistic level, a chat that can inspire people to do the impossible, to change the world…Ok I am just blabbering now
SO this is my group, the decision was difficult I must say. Other strong contenders that I considered but could not add to the list were
- The Great annoying Orange: He can annoy ANYONE, he is the fruit version of Sheldon Cooper
- Poonam Pandey
- Kamal R Khan
- Manmohan Singh: I would have forced him to ONLY SPEAK
- Lady Gaga
- Peter Griffin
And let me end with a nerdy joke
“List to apani honi chahiye, Linked to Linkedin bi hai”…
Ok I am bad at it,only computer engineers might understand it..and still not laugh …. No more jokes and all the best
This post is an entry to wechat contest at indiblogger.in
“Modern day healthcare
Before I start talking about modern day healthcare, I must say that the proof of the pudding lies in the data
In year 1980 average life expectancy in India was 52.2 but by 2010 it rose to 65.71
As we can see that modern healthcare has had a defining influence on the way the humanity is shaping up. People are living longer and more and more diseases are being cured/eradicated
There are many aspects of Modern medicine that are worth while such as
- Possibility of Nanobots that can cure every thing at cell leve
- Innovations in drug formulations and trials
- Non invasive/minimum invasive surgeries
- And yes pathbreaking surgeries such as heart transplant
But in this post i want to talk about 3 trends that are revolutionizing healthcare and bringing healthcare to all
Healthcare: Part of Life:Invisible:Non Intrusive
My belief is that medicine and medical care should become so non-intrusive and so embedded in our lives that it becomes second nature. One of the technologies helping us today in this regard is tele-health devices.Now the patient does not need to travel to the hospital , hospital travels to the patient. Basic devices such as ECG, Sugar and blood pressure have already made their mark and are helping detect problems even before they arise . Many more such devices will soon make a debut and revolutionize how patients themselves can monitor and take care of their health. Slowly health monitors would be embedded in our everyday objects such as T shirts cellphones and will make frequent monitoring and quick detection of health issues a reality
Another aspect of modern-day medicine is affordability. No society can move forward by leaving more than 90% of it’s population behind.Sadly as medical care started growing by leaps and bounds, it also started becoming extremely expensive and affordable to only a select few
Now the trend has stared reversing slowly. More and more companies are targeting affordable healthcare without compromise of quality. With changing patent laws and the speed of generic replication, medicine is also becoming much more affordable. Innovations such as PBS systems would also help lower costs by bringing in economies of scale
Local problems, Local solutions: When we look at rural india , we see that many of the modern-day healthcare cannot work there for various reasons such as lack of infrastructure, cost and training of professionals. This is what drove many companies such as GE to look for alternative solutions . One such solution was the portable ECG machine
And ECG machine costs 5000$ or more, can be operated by only a trained technician and every ECG costs 20$
In rural india, there are no proper hospitals, trained technicians are not available,cost per ECG is way too high and electricity is either non-existent or unreliable.
Take for example ECG that GE redesigned the entire thing ground up.
They removed the screen,changed printing to paper rolls used in busses and made it damn simple to use. Result : The no frills ECG machine can run on battery,can be operated with minimum training and each ECG costs only pennies
Similarly there are examples of Jaipur foot which provides prosthetic limbs ,free of cost to needy .
Thus we see that modern healthcare is slowly but surely moving towards a more inclusive growth. Sure there are issues such as Patents on life threatening disease cures, patents on human genome but, things are moving . A true developed society would be the one where Healthcare is affordable , accessible and available to all
***this post is a submission to Indiblogger contest by Apollo Hospitals http://www.apollohospitals.com/cutting-edge.php*****
Time deficit- English Poem
A beautiful poem on lack of time
life oh life you have lost your shine
where is my precious oh precious dear time
the clock is running a hundred meter race
my heart beat is also shooting up its pace
I want to laugh
but where is the time?
I chew faster, I walk faster, i talk faster, i dream faster
my breath has shortened
my morals forgotten
My hello has turned into a hii
and hi soon turns into a bye
appreciations have taken a backseat
My only social interaction is a mere tweet
I want to enjoy
But where is the time?
The sun seems like a pendulum swinging up and down
it takes just a second for dusk to turn into dawn
light turns into darkness,darkness turns into light
like a bulb swithched of momentarily and then turned on bright
summers evaporate and condense into rains
rains then freeze into winters
Winters blossom into springs oh so soon
I want to dance in the monsoon
But where is the time?
The beats of song are faster
the speed of my car is faster
The roads are are a roller coaster
I want to go on a drive
But where is the time?
but where is the time?
Written by: Aditi Chadha Mehta
Reached Kolkata at 12:00 , and my next transportation is at 8:oo PM(train to jalpaiguri)…8 hours to kill . Did not dare to leave the Airport .
Surprisingly found this Internet Cafe with cubicles unfit for any normal sized human to fit in , at the airport.
Killing 1 hour here , sipping overpriced coffee and a taking bite of what looks like stale sad witch. The keyboard at the cafe does not have any letters visible, playing guess what letter I am game. One key “I” is actually a different Red colored key, looks like a trigger to some bomb…let me try again IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII. Ha nothing happened here at least.
I think I should stop cribbing , possibly I hate cubicles and waiting and bad key boards and stale sandwiches
Possibly my last post till the end of the trip