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Abortion in the ears

This is a short story written by Dr Kishore Shah.... he is a gynecologist by profession and a very gifted writer....enjoy this extremely funny story.


My wife is an ENT Surgeon while I am a Gynaecologist. This can lead to some complications, as I recently learned to my anguish. A General Practitioner called me up and told me that she is sending a patient of hers for an abortion. Unknown to me, she had also referred a female with earwax for removal of the wax to my wife.


I duly informed the receptionist to send the patient right in as she was expected (and expecting!) As Murphy lays down the laws of our hospital, it was but natural that the patient who wanted the wax removed from her ear, landed up with me. This is the conversation that I had with the patient.


"Please come in. Be seated." I said with a big smile. I always have a big smile, when I am going to earn some money. The patient gave a feeble smile and sat hesitantly on the edge of the chair. "Relax."

"D…

Brilliant Clock Design

A different way to display time on the green time line.. This is a really interesting clock! It comes from a Dutch web site. Here is what you will see when you look at this clock.

Don't do anything. It's automatically adjusted to your time zone. Just look at it and study it. It gives you the EXACT TIME of the DAY in seconds, minutes, hours, the day, month and year.

http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/swf/timeline.swf

Just read the green line.

1st Line is Seconds

2nd Line is Minutes

3rd line is Hours.

4th line is Week

5th Line is Days

6th Line is Months

7th Line is Years

This is the COOLEST clock I have seen yet!!

http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/swf/timeline.swf

Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World

Today I happen to read positiveblog and stumble upon the very good article on top 10 fundamentals for changing the world.

Many of the points we knew since long and but very basic fact is its not being looked upon sincerely or followed. This is an attempt to revisit fundamental facts

Excerpts from the post:

1. Change yourself.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

2. You are in control.
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

3. Forgive and let it go.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

4. Without action you aren’t going anywhere.
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

5. Take care of this moment.
“I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.”

6. Everyone is human.
“I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, how…

Social Media Revolution Video

Recently watched social media revolution video which speaks about the growth of social media and its visible impacts to people.

Though originally presented in Jul 2009 and shown numbers definitely outgrown then, but it has strong message towards increasing presence of networking and social media in today's life.


Who is your tomorrow's competitor

I have come across excellent article from Mr Moorthi IIMB faculty on looking the unusual competitor who can supersede well established brands.

[Management Views from IIMB (Y. L. R Moorthi) is an exclusive column written every two weeks for india.wsj.com by faculty members of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.]

Who sells the largest number of cameras in India?

Your guess is likely to be Sony, Canon or Nikon. Answer is none of the above. The winner is Nokia whose main line of business in India is not cameras but cell phones.


Reason being cameras bundled with cellphones are outselling stand alone cameras. Now, what prevents the cellphone from replacing the camera outright? Nothing at all. One can only hope the Sonys and Cano[Gupte, Amey IN BOM SECPL]      ns are taking note.

Try this. Who is the biggest in music business in India? You think it is HMV Sa-Re-Ga-Ma? Sorry. The answer is Airtel. By selling caller tunes (that play for 30 seconds) Airtel makes more than what music c…