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I have started off with a non-linear introduction to myself. Happy reading and keep checking back for more!


Left: Me. Right: Saurabh, Shayok, and I at the Retro Run in Austin, ca 2013. 
  •      My Travel Tales and other Tidbits: Keep checking back for my travel postings and mellow musings!! I intend to blog my travel tidings and some stream of consciousness thought-flows here …

§ Dandelions and Daffodils (posted October 30, 2011)

§ Doctor mamma (posted April 1, 2011)

§ Chinese Charms and Chasms (posted November 26, 2007).

§  Graphic Souvenirs from the Land of Scotch, Haggis, and Kilts (posted July 17, 2007).

§  Reincarnation (posted July 15, 2007).

§  My City of Joy - Wake Up and Let the Candle Glow Brighter! (posted September 22, 2006).

§  French Snippets and Snapshots: A select repertoire of our snaps in St-Malo, Brittany; Bayeux and the D-Day Beaches, Normandy; Paris; and the Ile-de-France region. Peek into them and sneak into their flavors and revive your French adventures or get a feel for them (posted July 9, 2006).

§  From Parisiis to Paris (posted June 29, 2006).

§  Virgin Virginia Voyage (posted June 1, 2006).

§  Anniversary Add-Ventures (posted May 31, 2006).

§  Field of Dreams (posted May 21, 2006).

§  A First Time Blogger ... (posted May 17, 2006).


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -- Mark Twain


  • *      Medley of quotes, posts, thoughts, and anecdotes … Keep clicking on my e-space for a richer and more exciting potpourri!

§  Fly High!!

Lindbergh Does It! To Paris in 33 1/2 Hours; Flies 1,000 Miles through Snow and Sleet; Cheering French Carry him off Field; New York Times, May 21, 1927: Early in the morning on May 20, 1927 Charles A. Lindbergh took off in The Spirit of St. Louis from Roosevelt Field near New York City. Flying northeast along the coast, he was sighted later in the day flying over Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. From St. Johns, Newfoundland, he headed out over the Atlantic, using only a magnetic compass, his airspeed indicator, and luck, to navigate toward Ireland. The flight had captured the imagination of the American public like few events in history. Citizens waited nervously by their radios, listening for news of the flight. When Lindbergh was seen crossing the Irish coast, the world cheered and eagerly anticipated his arrival in Paris. A frenzied crowd of more than 100,000 people gathered at Le Bourget Field to greet him. When he landed, less than 34 hours after his departure from New York, Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

§  Best of India

Untold Stories: The October 23rd issue of this year’s (2006) India Today marvels at some of the fascinating facets of this beautiful country of India and a peek into its pages may speak for itself.


*      Campus Compass: Maps and directions to guide you to my school town

*      Web niches and vibes! Btw, to get the best out of some of these you would need a login and probably some sort of a subscription to avail their services, but I would say–well worth the money!! Obviously, this list is just a quick snapshot of some of my favorites …

§  SAT or GRE aspirant and philanthropist – get richer and make the world richer here Free Rice

§  News in depth or in pictures? BBC Worldservice

§  Piled higher and deeper? PhD Comics

§  America’s onion-ated archives the Onion

§  Wondering what elision means or sounds like? Merriam Webster

§  Want A to Z archived in style? Britannica Online

§  A world traveler or wannabe? Here’s a vivid window to the world … The World Factbook

§  Want to be authentically informed? Federal Statistics

§  An informed buyer? Consumer Reports

§  A foodie? Zagat Survey

§  The sound of music makes your heart flutter? CDigix

§  Movie critiques? Rotten Tomatoes

§  Missed the hourly newscast? National Public Radio

§  Greenwich Mean Time? The World Clock

§  Indian music connoisseur? Music India Online

§  Quiz-zing! Jeopardy

§  Save our earth … start here … An Inconvenient Truth!

§  Around the world in 80 days? Lonely Planet

§  Instant Message and support a cause … MSN Messenger



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Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Biomedical Engineering

University of Texas at Austin, Austin. TX.