To a lot of us who don’t live in a war zone, we think of bullets as a personal way to kill. You sight the enemy and squeeze the trigger and a bullet stamped with his name on it hurtles towards him through the genius of chemistry in order to kill him for various reasons (Queen, Country, God, He took your stuff… whatever).
Mar 07 2014
Mar 07 2014
Mar 05 2014
Mar 04 2014
The last advice from Mark Stengler was bad but this one’s bad.
At Stage I and II we have a 95% survival rate for Breast Cancer. At Stage III it drops and obviously at Stage IV it’s low survival due to metastasis.
Mar 03 2014
An advert published by Capita (a recruitment company) read “Male Science Teacher” for cover lessons.
Why Male? Because it was for a Muslim school for Boys.
There is an increasing issue with gender segregation and Islam in the UK. The fact of the matter is that gender segregation has gone on for a long time in Islamic society. There are arguments against it within Islam but they are a small number. The bulk of Muslim society seems to think segregation is the key. Now in theory this means separate and equal, but in practice this means women generally get the short end of the stick as seen in the lectures in Islamic Societies at University where women effectively didn’t get to participate as openly as men or were made to sit at the back unless they came as a group with men.
Mar 01 2014
I have had time to think about failure a lot these days.
For those who are unaware, I am a medical student. A product of a large amount of work. For those who are unaware, I was set to graduate this week and be a full fledged doctor. For those who are unaware, I did not graduate since I failed two of my four subjects. Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Paediatrics.
It is a disheartening event, I am unaware of what I did wrong to cause me to fail and I am unaware of the things I must do to correct this at the moment. I will have to learn that when I go back to India.
You heard me right, I am going back. To do the same things I normally do and to try and train myself better so that I do pass come June/July. In order to pass I have to put up more work in the two fields I failed in.
Mar 01 2014
Much as I find praying for the victims of cancer a bit of a pointless if harmless exercise, I find this alternative worse. Brian Chambers is either a deluded fool or a man who is harming people who are desperate.
Feb 28 2014
So as many of you will know, I was waiting for my results for my exams hence my absence from blogging for the past few months.
The results are out and I have had a setback. I passed both my surgical and medical exams, the issue is obstetrics/gynaecology and paediatrics. I don’t exactly know what I did wrong yet but I failed.
So I have had to put my work on hold and I am sort of a bit dejected.
So what does this mean? I am afraid due to the changes in my itinerary, I will be unable to get time off to go to Nepal. However, I will still be donating the money promised, just not going to Nepal.
It is a rather depressing time, however I will survive.
Feb 17 2014
I had a lovely and rather weird conversation with the man sat next to me on the plane.
He was intrigued by my atheism, mainly because he couldn’t understand how our morality works. When he asked how progress was perverted by Islam, rather than terrorism, I pointed out the damage caused to science and the adherence of Islamic Principle and the applied theology that has crippled many an Inquisitive Muslim.
But it’s weird seeing the Huffington Post’s Hunter Roberts depict atheists as fundamentalists. The description under her name may make me guffaw but that’s the thing.
There are people out there who think their lives are out of their control and who will place faith on a complete stranger who offers to sacrifice a bird and read the entrails to divine the reason for such bad luck. It may not be entrails but may involve crystals, chakras or some other form of divinity. But it’s basically tripe. It’s some person justifying their choice of flouncy sleeves or robes by pretending to be a wizard and what is worse, we buy into that. Spirituality may be harmless but it is simply incorrect and paves the way to all sorts of faulty thinking that leaves a person open to being conned and controlled.
Feb 12 2014
A lot of people are aware that we got hacked.on Saturday and there are a lot of ideas flip flopping about on who is responsible for this and why.
My blog is one of the smaller blogs here, so being hit by an outage actually affects me in different ways. I don’t actually get paid for my work, the blog is my only source of income. It’s however used for
1. Plane Tickets home
3. Stuff like clothes
Now to most people this boils down to “Luxuries” but to me it’s important to have these things. I don’t have luxuries in my life. You are already home, you live in places comfortable to you and have social lives.