The Different Types of People on Facebook

There is a reason why Facebook is the world’s largest social networking site. From a solid profile that gives you center stage attention to a thousand different features to keep you entertained even if you have nothing on your mind, Facebook has everything! And I absolutely love it.

In fact every time I log on to the internet I always hop over to the site to see the latest scoop before I move onto the real reason why I came online. But Facebook is ultimately about the people on it. Therefore, today we will be taking a look at some of the weirdest folks to ever walk the Wall Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Paper Books

A week back I wrote a post about how times are a-changing once again and how paper books may not be a part of the distant future (think 2050). Today I shall be tackling the first part of the equation – books made of bound paper and ink and their worth.

So to start things off, let’s look at all the brilliant things books do for us:- Continue reading

Ebooks vs. Real Books

“As science and technology advances, so does civilization.”

Flip through any standard history textbook, or watch any show on the History Channel, and you will see a pattern emerge – carriages replaced by cars, steam engines by bullet trains, swords by cannons and machine-guns.

And history is about to change again…with books. Continue reading

Your Laugh Can Spill the Beans

We all love to laugh. Name one person who doesn’t. But did you know that your laugh can actually spill the beans about what is going on in your head?

Did you say “How”? Well, wait no more, here’s the analysis, starting with the least favorable to the most favorable:-

1. The Half-assed Laugh

No, the joke was not funny. In fact if you ate alphabet soup you could have shit out a better joke than that, but unfortunately for you the one cracking the not-funny joke is someone important. A boss perhaps? Or even the leader of your clique. And so you laughed. Guess what, you just branded yourself Dumbass of the Century, Mr. Obvious-is-my-name.

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Open Advice: Silence is always better than a half-assed laugh. Continue reading

The Endless Debate: Medical vs. Dental

For those of you who do not know – medical students have always considered their dental counterparts the runts of the roost, while the undergrad dentists have always strived to defend their usefulness to no avail. And since it is highly unlikely that this drama will dissolve any soon with both sides living peacefully and gifting each other puppies on birthdays, let me do what I do best and poke fun at both sides.

1. Whose job is more important?

The M’s (doctors): Of course it’s ours! We save lives. We help birth babies. We cure the world off ailments. Dentists? What do they know about saving lives? They just poke around with teeth.

The D’s (dentists): Say that again when you need dentures.

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(Photo credit: Kathy McGraw)

Nothing replaces natural teeth. NOTHING!!!

2. Who is an eligible bachelor?

M’s: The dental girls are hot, but the guys? Meh…

D’s: OMG! A doctor? You are dating a doctor? WOWOWOWOW!!! That is so awesome. Your mom must be so proud! Now help me get one for myself too…

3. Who gets more respect from society?

Society about M’s: If God had a face it will be my doctor’s.

Society about D’s: They could have been serial killers in another life. Have you seen the sharp instruments they carry around?

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Be Scared. Be very scared…

4. Who studies more?

M’s: We are zombies. We live in caves made of Grey’s Anatomy and Davidson. You have no right to ask us that question!

D’s: Considering the nine dental subjects and heavy tomes that med students never study, I guess it’s a tie. But shhh, don’t burst their pretty bubble by telling them about it…

5. What is the perception of the newcomer undergrads about the profession?

M’s: We are gonna investigate the body, cut up some brains and hearts, ooooohhh it’s gonna be fun…

D’s: (After looking at the course structure) We aren’t just studying about teeth? Where the hell have these subjects come from? I thought it was all gonna be rock, shock and pluck the tooth… (unfortunately this is the case in India because people don’t know anything beyond being an engineer or a doctor.

6. Who earns more?

M’s: I just got out of med school. I am the microscopic fish in the vast ocean.

D’s: Who’s laughing now, docs? (As they stare at the cash from the set of braces they just put in a patient’s mouth.)

7. Who has a life?

M’s: My wife asked me to marry the hospital. After all I am always there.

D’s: 9 to 5 job? Check. Tons of cash? Check. Vacations, parties and a normal life? Double check.

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But jokes apart, I guess in the end we shouldn’t really compare the two streams because even if both are part of the healthcare community, both are vastly different.

So, what do you think? Like doctors or dentists? Do leave a comment; I truly love it when I hear from you.

As for me I am not fond of either, the former because I absolutely HATE medicines, and every trip to the OPD awards me a few tablets that I would rather die than chug down with my nose pinched, and the latter because now that I have spent two years studying about dentistry, I would rather keep my teeth au naturale than poked full of holes and filled in with something weaker than my pretty whites.

Anyway, that’s it for today. Thank you for reading and I hope to see ya all next time. Till then, have fun.

-Ria

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