How CIA-backed Palantir embedded itself in the NHS

The NHS data is well structured but has made several headlines for dillydallying with either Google or other "shady organisations". I am not going to comment on the politicisation of the data. If data is the new oil, then there are going to be several claimants, and it is extremely tough to prove the merits … Continue reading How CIA-backed Palantir embedded itself in the NHS

Bring back the blogs!

The blogs were all about "serendipity". I have been blogging for years now, and I have no been able to formalise and crystallise my thoughts. As I have mentioned here many times, reading and writing change you fundamentally. It is the "low order" of writing that sparks various interconnections and ideas, and it is exhilarating. … Continue reading Bring back the blogs!

Research Fraud: It’s time to get serious about it.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought several home truths to the fore. Chief among them is the increasing incidence of "research fraud". The linked article describes research fraud in the biomedical literature. However, there is enough evidence that most of the published articles would fall under "questionable research practises". What’s more, many commonplace research misbehaviors are … Continue reading Research Fraud: It’s time to get serious about it.

With rifle and bibliography: General Mattis on professional reading

This is a brilliant exhortation from a general who emphasises on reading (and learning from the experiences). One thing I genuinely miss from my residency is the exposure to broader set of reading texts; the history of progress, for example. The general text is so dry that it would be difficult to marvel at the … Continue reading With rifle and bibliography: General Mattis on professional reading

The why: Keeping a Bibliography

I am actively looking in this workflow now. I have been using Zotero to keep track of my bookmarks. The workflow isn't perfect, but I think it is better than the commercial solutions out there. Keeping a list of all the publications that you read (or just collected) about a certain topic is the cornerstone of … Continue reading The why: Keeping a Bibliography