The lazy farmer's guide to sustainable agriculture

All of us understand the central importance of nutrition in our lives . We know we need to eat good quality food if we want to lead a healthy and happy life.However, because of our multi-billion food processing industries , we end up stuffing ourselves  with poisons whi...

The IVF patients quandary

We recently treated a patient who presented an interesting dilemma. She'd done IVF at the age of 38 because she was worried about her poor ovarian reserve and hadn't got pregnant even after four years of trying. We did an IVF cycle for her. We got three grade A blastocy...

Why are doctors getting burnt out ?

The general perception is that doctors are extremely hard working. Most patients both admire how busy doctors are and resent this as well - especially when they have to wait for hours to see them. Because they are so rushed, they don't have enough time to listen to th...

Using dashboards to manage your startup

Every startup is an experiment and the reality is that most of them fail. This is because they're complex systems with multiple moving parts, all of which have to work properly to make sure that the company continues to grow. This can be extremely challenging for the...

The e-commerce debacle in India

When the traditional value investor looks at the financial statements of e-commerce companies such as Flipkart, Amazon, and Snapdeal, he's forced to rub his eyes in disbelief. Even though these companies are burning cash and losing money hand over fist, they keep on spe...

The Indian stsratup ecosystem has matured

A mammal reaches maturity from a biological perspective when the female of the species is capable of reproducing. The startup ecosystem in India has reached maturity as well using this metric, because we're seeing that people who have worked in the first generation of I...

Can entrepreneurship be taught ?

Entrepreneurship has become fashionable and the startup space has become hot . It you're young and ambitious, you no longer just want to work for a large company - you would rather become the founder and CEO of your own company .All this is fine, but the question is, "C...

Apps smart doctors should be using for their smart phones

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Why do doctors subject IVF patients to such rubbish ?

These are the medications a reputed IVF clinic puts all its patients on routinely after embryo transfer.  A text book example of irrational prescribing and polypharmacy ! No wonder patients get fed up of doing IVF treatment.

Why we need 100% reservation in medical education

Medical education in India is broken. A major problem is that medical college seats are no longer allotted to students based on their merit. The majority of seats are reserved for students who come from " backward classes "; and another huge chunk are reserved for ric...