August 29, 2008

Hanging in the air... Explained!

This is a radiograph (an Orthopantomograph..OPG) of a 42 year old female patient suffering from Chronic Suppurative Periodontitis.

The disease starts with deposition of plaque on the teeth. The plaque is basically a bacterial film which gets deposited due to improper oral hygiene. With the addition of salivary chemicals, chemicals and salts in the food the plaque starts becoming rigid and forms whitish yellow chalk like deposits on the teeth called calculus. This cannot be removed by brushing and one has to visit the dentist to get rid of this.

Alongside, the gums also become infected with the bacteria in the plaque causing Gingivitis. This may lead to swelling and bleeding of the gums. If uncared for, the bacteria present in the calculus and the ones causing gingivitis entrench themselves deep. Underneath the gums is the alveolar bone which supports the teeth by physically enclosing the roots which is attached to the bone by the specialised periodontal fibres. Once the infection reaches these fibres, the case is termed Periodontitis. If left uncontrolled, the infection spreads to the supporting bone and starts degrading the same. As the bone starts receding, the tooth it supports starts getting mobile and paining and the infection starts emaning pus. It reaches a point where there is hardly any bone support left for the tooth. (See the second and third teeth on the left in the lower jaw. They are devoid of any bone support and are just hanging in there attaced to the gums. It would not take me more than a couple of seconds to pull it out without even using a single instrument!

That is all what I meant by 'Hanging in the air' !

Now for the mysterious 'dog bone' on the x-ray that you all were so curious about. Well, I will not reveal that. Instead would request you to read the first line of this post again and then start making intelligent guesses !!

August 28, 2008

Hanging in the air

Note the teeth on the left side (patient's right) without any bone support... just hanging in the air !!

August 20, 2008

Spamming Love

Now this one is totally new and unique spam. I got a scrap in my orkut scrapbook which read thus...

(The A mentioned below is a friend of mine)

Hey A has blocked am writing a scrap to u..pls tell A

abt this..

My Dear Sweet A,

I thought I would let you know that my love for you is burning very

brightly this afternoon. My heart longs for you. My heart longs to

leap at the sound of your voice. My heart longs to be filled with joy

by your smile. My heart longs for my love, respect and adoration to

flow to you as I gently kiss your hands. My heart longs to be warmed

when I hold you in my arms. My heart longs to feel the passion as I

caress your face, stare into your beautiful eyes and tenderly kiss

you. My heart longs to see our love for one another grow as we sit on

the couch and we share from the heart. My heart longs for me to feel

the love and desire of your gentle touch. My heart longs to

experience the sensual passion between us. My heart longs to feel the

love and joy of us cuddling and snuggling close. I adore you my love.

With all the love of my tender heart,



All I could do reading this was ROFLMAO !!! And of course I reported the sender as a spammer.

August 15, 2008

Brand India. What's the future ?

Reposting something that I had put up on my old blog two years back. I guess not much has changed in those past two years.

What type of a Nation can we be, if our 'Heads' have no brains ???

Cases in Point :

* J&K sex case: 2 ex-ministers arrested

* Congress workers turn philanthropists on Rahul's birthday

* Pramod & Pravin Mahajan saga

* Rahul Mahajan's Druggery

* Sonia Gandhi's Office of profit Drama

* Uma Bharathi's tantrums

* Deve Gowda's back-door coup in Karnataka

* Abhishek Singhvi's dick-headed press notes

* The recent drama in the Indian Army w.r.t women cadets

* Shiv Sena's Taandav in Mumbai

* The No-Commital stand of all parties on Reservations

* Arjun Singh's boot to equality

* Congress and Left party shenanigans on petro price hike

* Advani's Yatras to nowhere

* Manmohan Singh defending every move of Govt to please Madam

* TV mela in TN

* Left, which does nothing right

* Narendra Modi's monarchy in Gujarat

* Chidambaram and his nakhras with the share bazaar

* HD Kumaraswamy and his land grabbing on the Bangalore-Mysore route

* Taran Gogoi and his Assam Bluff Rifles

* Amar Singh and his interviews

* Y S Rajashekar Reddy and his undoing of Naiduwork

* Sonia Gandhi and her only Ambassador

* The Mullahs of India and their secularism

* Laloo-Rabri jugalbandi

* Buddha's penance

* Vasundhara and her majestic strides

* Natwar Singh as Natwarlal

* The Telangana that only KCR wants

* Amma and her gazillion chappals

* Sri Sri Ravishankar's megabuck penance

* Kanchi Seer and his troubled Millions

* Maneka Gandhi and her unheard voice

* M F Hussain and his treasured trash

* Achuthanandan who ?

* Rajdeep Sardesai and his splattering idiotisms

* Indian Metrological Dept and Bejan Darruwalla

* Dalmiya's hand-wrestling

* Sharad Pawar's arm-twisting

* Chautala and his Chornagri

* Horrifying Hurriyat

* Greg Chappel and his expreiments

* Sheila Dixit and her sweet talk

* K P S Gill and his gilli-danda

* The Great Indian Reliance Challenge of the Ambanis

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* Narayan Murthy and his high-voltage nakhras

* Dr Venugopal and his 'AIMS'

* Rahul Dravid's inconsistent men

* Mulayam Singh's easing in the UP Chair

* Shah Rukh Khan's crankiness

* Ekta Kapoor and her swanky melodramas

* Navjot Sindhu and his impromptu tongue-of-war Sidhuisms

* A B Vajpayee and his pauses

* AB and Jaya's tax bills

* Sania Mirza and the First Round Exit Door

* Renuka Chaudhary and her travels

* Salman Khan and his 'bucks'

* Medha Patkar's patka

* Mika & Rakhi Sawant's popularity

* Ramadoss the Boss

With all these great cases as examples, should we expect a better future for Indians?

Note: This is just a list of the leaders India has, whom ideally we should have looked up to as role models.

We need to get rid of many such people. Only then can we say Happy Independence Day !!

August 12, 2008

Best search engine

The best search engine for netting mundane info, getting reviews of anything on earth, trying to find a software that you cant find, getting download links for movies, music, videos and whatever else..

Google ?

No !

Yahoo ?

No !


No way !


Nopes !

Ask ?


Wiki ?

Hmmmm... no !

Amazon ?

Good joke :(

Oh.. no..

Then whats the fuckin answer? Cuil ??

Hahaha.. no!

Tell me.. or else.... grrrrrrrrrrr..

It is..

It is..


August 09, 2008

Happy Birthday MMTS

The Multi-Modal Transit System in Hyderabad celebrates its sixth birthday today. It has grown from strength to strength, even though it has been given a step motherly treatment by the higher echelons of the bureaucracy of the Indian Railways.

From a moderate start, today it carries over a few lakh passengers to their destinations in the city in the shortest time possible. Although only 89 services are operated everyday, it is highly successful. If only the proposed Phase 2 and 3 of the project were in place, it would have been an even bigger winner.

Kudos to all the passengers also who have patronised the services !

August 08, 2008

Aaa.. Thooo !

Is there any way we can inculcate some civic sense in our burgeoning population?

August 06, 2008

NAGging time !

I bet everyone of us has had this experience in their childhood.

Meal times are painful times. Our parents/grandparents used to come with horrendous looking food in huge quantities and go ahead stuffing it in our mouth. Most of it was stuff that either we never wanted to see on our plates or something we totally abhored. And we tried to shoo away Mom's hands which were aimed for our mouths.

The worst thing to happen was that many a time, this used to happen when we were in no mood to have the stuff, nor did we have enough space in the tummy. It was then that we correlated our 'feeders' to demon incarnations.

And the bathing.. oh that was hell too. It was indeed a pain to have a bath at unearthly hours.. and during monsoons and the winter.. but what to do.. the demons were ruling us those days... :(

And then the make up time.. what with parents trying to comb our hair, put on all sorts of creams and powders on our face to make it appealing to the neighborhood aunty and such people? We used to completely despise the fact that our faces were being smeared with some crap stuff that we did not like.

Am I right in saying that most of us have gone through this hell?



Great !

















Can we all stop behaving the same way with the snakes and let them live thoda aaraam se?

August 05, 2008

Aarushi who.. continued !

Guys.. just a bit caught up to respond to each comment individually on the previous post.. so making a post of it!

Its right when Zephy or Pramod says that the media needs to move onto newer news.. but what I meant here was that when the stories broke.. they were so proud of the fact that they had played such major part in helping the police crack the case and what not.. 24/7 they were at Noida at the Talwar residence.

Now what happened to them? Remember, they have NOT YET SOLVED the case.. they have zero evidence against the accused. They kept a man wrongly in custody for over a month. We are still where we were on day 1 after the incident. So why dont u take a case to culmination? I'm ok with it if you forget a case after solving it and not leaving it in the limbo.

Ditto with Ishmeet. It seems the stories too have been done away with with Ishmeet's funeral. Whatever happened to ur exclusive investigations??

I might forgive if they were just 'reporting'. But then the channels had become nothing short of an investigating agency the way they sensationalised the cases. So, I have every right to rant about them leaving the investigation half way!

August 03, 2008

Aarushi who?

Headlines Today
NDTV 24x7
Times Now
NDTV Profit
CNBC Awaaz
DD News
Lok Sabha TV
Aaj Tak
NDTV India
Star News
Zee News
India TV
India News
Sahara Samay
Sahara Mumbai
Sahara NCR
BBC World
CNN International
Gemini News
TV9 Kannada
Udaya News
Asianet News

The Times of India
The New Indian Express
The Hindu
Deccan Chronicle
Andhra Prabha
Andhra Jyoti
Hindi Milap

India Today
The Week

None of these news channels, newspapers and news magazines seem to remember who Aarushi Talwar was.

Most of these have forgotten who Ishmeet Singh was.

August 02, 2008

Fake Patriotism

Everyday I see this ageing Amby prancing across the roads of Hyderabad in and around the Somajiguda, Begumpet, Punjagutta, Khairtabad areas with Congress flags fluttering from it with names of Mr Y S Rajashekar Reddy and Mr D Nagendar prominently displayed across the same.

The driver is an oldie dressed in a white Rajasthani outfit with a bandini turban decorating his pate. This Amby has a couple of speakers attached to it and it goes around the areas blaring all sorts of patriotic songs. Basically one cassette I guess.. has Lataji's Aye mere watan ke logon and other such songs. The fella does no other biz. I tried asking him for a lift one day and he said its not allowed for security reasons (!!). I'm sure he does atleast 15-20kms each day, probably even double that.

In this age of rising fuel costs (and depleting fuel as well), is it prudent to waste so much fuel.. and an old Amby must be guzzling fuel like Keshto guzzled alcohol! And yeah, the blaring sound aboard.. do we really need to add more din?

And yes, does a Chief Minister and his close friend need to publicise their fake patriotism? At the cost of precious fuel? I never see them distribute blankets to the poor (how cliched).. never see them travelling to the residential areas and asking if the water and electricity supply was proper or erratic? Never see them anytime but a few months before election.

Do we need such netas with fake patriotism?

August 01, 2008

State Funeral ????? !!!!!

Did Ishmeet Singh deserve a State Funeral ??

Do not doubt the fact that I'm saddened by the death of a young aspiring singer and a very fine human being. The point here is quite different.

Ishmeet Singh was no big celebrity (frankly, I'd never heard of him earlier!). He was neither a politician nor someone who's done so much for the nation that we are forever indebted. He was just a normal 19 year old, who had topped an exam he appeared for. That it happened to be in singing and was lucky enough to be aired on national TV is another thing. As yet, he had not rendered any service that could either label him a martyr or even a patriot. He was neither a leader of a state nor of any party. He never faced the bullets and the bombs at Kargil, never trooped the forests of Chattisgarh in search of naxalities, never tried to stop the corruption in Bihar. Then why a State Funeral for him? Why should the Indian Government bear the cost of his funeral and the security arrangements that accompany the same. What makes him worthy of the Indian Tricolor covering him on his last journey?

As I mentioned earlier, he had just topped an exam. Would the Indian Government provide a state funeral to the person who had topped the CAT or the IIT or the Civils? Naah.. they would not even know what happens to those real heroes. Then why Ishmeet ?