Buffalo, New York, USA
January 01
Traveling through the universe.....just tarrying on this planet savoring life. I get the "Last Word" sometimes in "The Indian American' and relish the privilege to have a few Op-eds published in "News India Times". Niche 'n nice!



Dear Sir,

      I have this nagging email sitting in my Yahoo account which was sent out to all members of the local “Hindu Cultural Society". Asking members to sign up and express chagrin at Wendy Doniger's book discussing Hindus in her book /Read full post »

       My reality nearly always crystallizes from the crumbling ruins of normalcy. It was a rude shock to be marginalized from research in 2009, due to the economic collapse, evaporating soft-positions and sundry other reasons. I figured it was time to put what I ha/… Read full post »


Shehla Masood (Right-to-Information activist) from Bhopal was murdered by a bullet in broad daylight outside her residence last week. The 2005 Right-to-Information Act allows Indian citizens to file requests for information to most government bodies. Shehla, 38, was aRead full post »

AUGUST 9, 2011 10:26PM


Picture10      Toothbrush and mouth wash were packed (we are a dentist family after all!) along with the munchies, as we readied ourselves for the nearly 4000 mile (twelve states) long trip from Buffalo, NY to Yellowstone National Park recently. Our first halt-Chicago.

Reachin… Read full post »

MAY 8, 2011 11:18AM


open salon card


The Candian Geese in my backyard have procreated this year again right in time for TODAY! Read full post »

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I had posted my review on the talk by Greg Mortenson given in Buffalo on November 10, 2010. Not many people commented on my article here but it caused quite a bit of a stir in India. My brand of cynicism was hailed as unwanted by Greg's ardent… Read full post »



My reality nearly always crystallizes from the crumbling ruins of normalcy. After decades in research, I spend the past five years working tirelessly to put together Proteomics Resources from scratch at the local Cancer Institute. It was thus a rude shock to  be marginalized in 2

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  028jhumpa lahiri

Now that the buzz of the daughter’s wedding is gone from the bonnet and customary passing of the thanksgiving cooking tradition handed over, changed a few lives with the High school bioinformatics program, the Christmas break handily worked out, the new year resolution promptly b… Read full post »

DECEMBER 2, 2010 3:36PM

New Life Form says NASA!


 A new life form has been identified from Mono Lake in California that is capable of using arsenic, an element outside the magic six for sustenance and growth!

Everyone has been waiting impatiently for the NASA announcement  across the planet. It is not extraterrestrial life&n… Read full post »


Greg Mortenson came to town yesterday. An honorary doctorate from 16 universities, twice nominated for the Nobel, I met this shy yet confident personality, who did not seem to be used to the bright light of fame. He spoke from the heart about the work he has been doingRead full post »

NOVEMBER 2, 2010 8:25AM

"Liberal Gene" Found !


Just in time for the US mid-term elections, I found this most interesting bit of news ! Who could have predicted that my liberal views were not only influenced by all the books I read or the social contacts I made or my life circumstances? New/Read full post »

NOVEMBER 2, 2010 12:15AM

The Rally to Restore Sanity and /or Fear

Through my lens.....

Ever since I first heard of it on Jon’s show, I knew I had to be there. The very fact that two, out of the mainstream comedians were calling out for people to come and show support to as nebulous a cause as sanity appealedRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 2:06PM

Huffington and Matalin in Buffalo

              two talkign on stage

Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin blew into town for the start of the "Distinguished Speaker Series" 2010-2011 at the University of Buffalo. The daughter's wedding being over, my role asRead full post »


 Dancing to "Jai-Ho" the Oscar winning song from 2009

Is Bollydancing a legitimate art form that amalgamates different dance styles, or is it an erosion of all that is beautiful and classical about Indian dance?


It seems rather puerile to be pondering on any issue other thanRead full post »

APRIL 1, 2010 10:04AM

April Fool!


Who is Google fooling now?

  “We are Stardust” ….The last words of Neil deGrasse Tyson hung around for a while staring through the picture of outer space at University of Buffalo last night, and once more I was invigorated by the promise of Science and scientific process in the undersRead full post »

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This is an open objection to those, who send (obnoxious) sign-up letters written in the false comfort of thinking that the recipients think i/Read full post »

DECEMBER 22, 2009 11:09PM



Children playing in the frozen lake with joy!


Ice Hockey in full swing!

Sept-Oct 2007 011 is still the very same lake.


Wishing joy to the world!

DECEMBER 12, 2009 12:00AM

The full blown Madam Palin-(syn)drome


Can It be Real?

The promise of a lifetime

In the weave of words today

A leader stirred

An authentic deal?

Who feels the pain

Of those who live by a thread

LestRead full post »


The Geese in December 2009 001

       Canadian Geese flew in today by the hundreds. Calling and chortling southward bound, they rested their wings for bit in my lake. 

The Geese in December 2009 008

       They stood like soldiers in a line on one foot as if saluting.  Read full post »



Dear Chuck,

I commented on the beautiful love trilogy from Torman in between pouring into your works today. I realized from his reply that perhaps he did not remember the importance of today, November 24, 150 years ago in 1859, when this seminal work of scientific literatureRead full post »

NOVEMBER 20, 2009 12:13AM

Obama bows in Japan!


 Cartoon sent to me by Sunil Adam for this post...

It is sad to read about my fellow citizens here in the US who do not understand the cultures of the East. It is sad when we, who have immigrated here from theRead full post »

NOVEMBER 12, 2009 4:57PM

Cockroaches Use Piss to Survive!




This magnificently alien looking creature, this gloriously wretched one we call a cockroach, stands out as one of the most fascinating animals in the Kingdom. They are a prominent member of the class InsectRead full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2009 3:44PM

Senator Glenn -Oct 29, 1999


Image credit :NASA

 Happy 10th Anniversary!

Glenn and STS-95 Go to Space

The seven crew members in training for the STS-95 mission aboard Discovery pose for photographers prior to participating in a training session at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Pictured, from the left, are Pedro Duq…

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Rivu appli 2009


It is that time in life when all things sane must come to a screeching halt because the son is applying for college. Being an Indian-American parent, I should have known about such things and been all on the ball with facts and figures at my finger tips. IRead full post »