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Blast from the Past (S5D mania)

Jan 2009: Debalina n Sourav's Marraige. After over one and a half years, this group is gonna meet up. Old wine in new tumblers....
This is rarer that the blue moon, coz it comes totally by luck. Even the Blue moon can be predicted, but this occassion can't be predicted, more so with the people wide spanned thanks to their job commitments. And, I seldom find time even to call up but this opportunity is not going down the drain, and it will be a Blast from the Past!!!
Come July....

How it fared....

The last blog post was regarding the first Journal Club presentation that I would be delivering, infront of a packed crowd and audi at Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, was at last completed smoothly on Wednesday, 23.6.10. A journal club, known by most scientific heads is mostly with the idea to elaborate on the various tactics of work that the world of science all over is presently doing. One of the main criteria, to choose a paper work and make powerpoint slide and present to the people, with Scientists like Dr. Kunal Ray, Dr. S.R. Chakraborty, Dr. Keya Chaudhuri and my sir, Dr. A.K. Giri come forward inspiring their scholars to present something newa nd unique. This time round, I chose a paper, published in Jan 2010, Nature, a work by T.Danino et al, entitled A synchronized quorum of Genetic Clocks.
The presentation had my touch of uniqueness, with a lot of multimedia gizmoes,  thanks to the one time practice to prepare lots of slide for the MNC officials as a part time…

Time to win.

Time to over come my fear. Its being quite a long time since I have had a good sleep before a public talk and this time atleast, I am going to have a good talk. Happy talk, with my presentation, for th Journal Club at Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, for the first time ever.

Tensed to its maximum. But with RD Burman on the charts in my lappy, Sir off to China, its a nice way to let my tension go to the gutters!!! And what more than the psychedelic Dum Maro Dum....

Short communication, just for the release of the tension. Now am pumped up...let Wednesday come I shall show that I can hold Nature!!! ;-)

At last...

After a month long study in the various computer shops all over Central Calcutta, especially Chandni Chowk, the E-mall on the CR Avenue, one or two shops in Park Street, I have a pretty hard time choosing a model for my first PC.
The two names that I had initially a juggernaut were Acer and Compaq. Then a mini survey carried out by me foresaw the name of DELL coming to be prominent. With my budget of Rs. 35000/-., it was hard to fit in a Dell with preloaded Windows 7 was hard to come by in Calcutta market. All focussed in the Rs. 37000 range, not affordable. 
A very close friend of mine came up with the idea that her bro has Lenovo. I searched in for the brand and a few came ip for m y liking. But in my mini survey, except for that pal, no one had mentioned of Lenovo. Dell has a problem that they dont have a proper service station here in Kolkata, till date. Only a few Vostro models can be dealt with. Compared to the other metroes its a pretty bad stuff.
Calcuttans has a fancy for Compaq…

The Green Eye Wash

People will be rightfully calling me a hypocrit, since two posts ago, I mentioned that I would be letting a little less of politics into this blog...but again skipping one post is equivalent to that little I guess... (haha)
With Municipal Corporation election results to be disclosed, today, in the morning...I came across sections of people, in the various nooks and corners of the city on my way to the lab, having various opinions. One common agenda, on everyone's lips is: TMC and INC shouldn't have parted... The topic and its pitfalls was also prevalent in the lab, when I was explaining my opinion and thanks to the active participation in Politics at Presidency College, Calcutta, I have certain clear ideas.
It is prominent that after this election is over, the TMC and INC will be re-mending the allies, that is still un-touched at the Center, with Mamata Banerjee being a Cabinet Minister. The Green Wash that TMC and INC ployed by breaking the allies at the grass root level has a …