BIC, May 2023 Covid-19 is no longer a public health emergency of international concern. This announcement by the WHO has received little attention. But, this is how the Covid-19 saga ends officially. This week at the BIC a panel of public health professionals and clinicians reflected on lessons from COVID-19 pandemic. It had two clinicians … Continue reading Lessons for the future: Covid-19, Preparedness & Research
What does scientific evidence mean in the Covid-19 pandemic?
In a rush to comment on SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19, many experts have erred. Throughout the course of this pandemic there have been several prescriptive pieces based on scientific research, typically on the lines of ‘what must the government do’. This piece Majority Indians have natural immunity. Vaccinating the entire population can cause great harm is … Continue reading What does scientific evidence mean in the Covid-19 pandemic?
Aviation & Microlights
26/06/2018 Pilot friend shares commemorative Approach Chart released by Jeppesen for Sully’s landing in Hudson. Got no clue about Approach Charts and failed to pick up humor in the tech specs. Took some time and finally realized the import of that exceptional landing by Sully and his crew. Went over quickly to check landings of … Continue reading Aviation & Microlights
Aging, Biology and Attitude
National Geographic magazine's May, 2013 issue runs an interesting story about long life, health and genetics of aging - "On Being 100" . The article takes the usual course of how genetic research is trying to unravel the mysteries of why some people live over 100 years and more. Not so appealingly, I find that … Continue reading Aging, Biology and Attitude
Flight Plan: Lessons from Insects , Cafe Scientifique Bangalore, Talk-2
Cafe Scientifique Bangalore is a new venture by a group of researchers in the city. This evening, I attended the second talk since its beginning. It aims to be a hub bridging science and public perception in its own small way of facilitating public lectures and discussions by scientists/researchers from a wide range of disciplines. … Continue reading Flight Plan: Lessons from Insects , Cafe Scientifique Bangalore, Talk-2
Scientific Knowledge explored through Theory of Evolution
The following is a paper I wrote on the nature of scientific knowledge examined through Theory of Evolution. This was a paper developed as a part of a course in evolution that I signed up for this year. On nature of scientific knowledge Theory of evolution from its formative stages to the current is a … Continue reading Scientific Knowledge explored through Theory of Evolution