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Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Santhiram

A day before the Dussehra festivities began, Santhiram general conducted a large scale pooja (a praying ceremony) known as ayudha pooja (ceremony for weapons)

Spot the Difference

One of the most common questions I’ve gotten so far abroad is “How is your university different from this one?” I’ve heard it so

Hidden from plain sight: anesthesiology and radiology

My time here at Santhiram General is going by really quickly. Being at the hospital from 9 AM to 5 PM and going back

On the Rocks – A Day at Nottoway Falls

In August, I described a set of cascades that form a major knickpoint on the Nottoway River in the Southside Virginia Piedmont. Last Saturday,

Ophthalmology: Santhiram’s most modern department

Since my arrival in August, house surgeons have periodically asked me if I finished my Ophthalmology posting. When I replied with a ‘no,’ they

Three Veteran Tips (among other things)

It feels very ironic to be sitting on the train headed towards Williamsburg writing about my day-to-day life in DC. Then again, this is

Teaching and Application, Forest and the Trees

This semester is my first teaching a course. It has a focus on the application of policy tools in international relations. Each week we

The Many Hands of Teaching

Nearly three weeks into the fall semester and the year is up and running. Papers will be coming in at the end of this

Let It Rain

I’m teaching Weather, Climate, & Change (pdf) – a COLL 100 course – to 40 enthusiastic students who are in their first semester at W&M.