Fitness tracking

As a Medical Doctor who loves to stay healthy, I have  been exercising fairly regularly, or so I thought! To objectively document my moves I did try out four different wearable devices that were supposed to help give me the data I needed, [mainly my heart rate and the number of steps I walked]. ImagineContinue reading “Fitness tracking”

Block chain and Medicine

As a Medical Doctor I ask myself what are some potential uses of blockchains in healthcare? Okay, so for those who must be wondering, What is a blockchain? In general a blockchain is defined as a distributed system which records and stores transaction records. Blockchain more specifically is defined as “…a shared, immutable record of peer-to-peerContinue reading “Block chain and Medicine”

How old is your hearing?

If you ever wondered how old your body really is, here is a great way to find out. As you know the ear is a marvelous bio engineering marvel. As your age advances changes occur in the hearing parameters. The rate at which our bodies age is a matter of intense interest to all, andContinue reading “How old is your hearing?”

Mumbaiites continue to breathe poor quality air, except in Borivali

As a citizen of Mumbai and a medical doctor, I am very concerned about the quality of air we breathe. The Hindustan Times reported today that the city continued to have poor air for the second day in a row.The pollutant-measuring indicator air quality index (AQI) fell from 224 on Monday morning to 220 byContinue reading “Mumbaiites continue to breathe poor quality air, except in Borivali”

Secularism and the illusion of neutrality

Do you know who you are and where you are going? The person with a postmodern mindset does not really know where they are and who they are, says Ravi Zacharias, one of this century’s noted thinkers and writers. Everyone it seems is asking ‘what does it mean to be human…?’ Our twentieth century, farContinue reading “Secularism and the illusion of neutrality”

Don’t waste time, Doctors say

Heart attack to hospital takes 5 hours in Mumbai Doctors To Try & Cut Down Time Taken In City [Adapted from a front page article dated May 25 2014 : The Times of India (Mumbai)] With three million cases every year, heart attack may be the commonest grave ailment in India. But Indians seem toContinue reading “Don’t waste time, Doctors say”