Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Full comedy fix

Here you can download the full version of Russell Peters' routine. Now he sends up people from the rest of the world. The link is thanks to a Taiwanese friend, who describes the sketch as "freaking hilarious"!

Note: Please don't watch this if you're easily offended or don't like jokes about race and culture.

Edit: Link is now broken

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Comedy fix

Check this out! It's a stand-up routine by Russell Peters, a great North American Desi comic. He focuses on Chinese and Indian stereotypes and is sometimes controversial, but his work is absolutely hilarious! I guarantee you'll be wetting yourself. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Weight of numbers

I was just forwarded these pictures by a friend. You know you’re in India when…

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Electives advice

Last week, we had a talk about our electives. In our final year at university, we get to spend two months learning medicine anywhere in the world. So, I've got to decide and organise where I'd like to go. I'll be leaving in July 2006, but because the paperwork takes so long, I need to start thinking about it now. The thing is, I really don't know where to go - there's too much choice. Right now, I'm trying to decide whether to go to a developing or developed country. We had presentations from older students who had travelled to New Zealand, India, Thailand, the US, Greece, Malawi and South Africa. Do you think it's worth visiting somewhere where medicine is practised in a similar way to that in England so I can get lots of relevant experience, or to go somewhere where I'll have a totally different adventure and see a different spectrum of diseases? Any ideas would be very very welcome. At the moment I'm thinking about a French speaking western African country, Malaysia, India, China or the USA. Where would you go? Oh, I forgot to mention that we'd also get quite a lot of time to go travelling. :o)