A parallel pandemic: the crush of covid-19 publications tests the capacity of scientific publishing

BMJ has an excellent editorial and is a recommended read. The rush to “push out” publications and discussion, especially on Twitter, has muddled the policy debates. I have rallied against the glut of “me-too” publications and I reiterate that it is a crisis of monumental proportions. I am not advocating restriction of a choice, but […]

Telemedicine: Future depends on how telecommuting is accepted

This has a fascinating insight into telecommuting. There are several “outliers” that don’t herald a trend but merit consideration. I feel that in the long term, hospitals would feel compelled to offer “teleconsultations” (especially if they check the thorny issues of payments and insurance payouts). It could be possible for, say, pathologists to interpret the […]

Presenting to Management? Be Prepared for the Tough Questions.

This is a good read on how to answer to the “management”. The key takeaways can be applied for answering questions during viva, for example. We’ve often spent hours rehearsing before presenting to upper management, only to freeze when confronted with a tough question from our bosses. All our preparation and carefully curated slides go […]

Telemedicine: Putting it in the right perspective

I got tagged in a fascinating discussion on Twitter on Telemedicine. Several open-ended issues merit a closure via a long-form blog format (of course, Twitter has its own limitations). Ensuring universal access and the issue of “dumb pipes”. Laying fibre is an expensive proposition. Long time back, I used to run a blog on Telecom, […]

Telegram: Recommended for the oncologists by an oncologist

I have been using Telegram for over five years now. It has been a treasure trove of features and is one of the most incredible chat applications. Arguably, one of the most common refrains I have heard from Twitter influencers is that Telegram isn’t “secure”. It would be impossible to delve into several encryption protocols […]