Monthly Archives: October 2013

Map of recent reports of Dengue fever in India

How big is the dengue epidemic? There is not much coverage that gives us an idea of the scale, so I have attempted to create a map from various pieces of small news published in different newspapers in last couple of months. This page will be updated with new reports when I come across them.… Read More »

Dengue Fever season: Protect yourself

Caution: Do not take asprin or ibuprofen as self medication if you have fever that matches the symptoms of dengue. Asprin increases tendency to bleed. Dengue reduces platelet count and increases tendency to bleed. Asprin given to a dengue patient will increase chances of hemorrage and shock. Covered in small news stories is a large… Read More »

If only Pirate Party patented crowd sourced manifestos

Making this quick and painless. Today, supporters of two Indian political parties claimed to be the first political party to have crowd sourced manifestos. Aam Aadmi Party and Congress. Crowd-sourced manifesto is the toast of political parties now. Distracters of AAP should thank @ArvindKejriwal atleast for this. #AAP — AAPRevolution (@dchinmay) October 23, 2013 Novel,… Read More »