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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How to make a good presentation

First, think who the audience is, what they want, what do they know, what to tell

Attitude + belief + knowledge = behaviour

The presentation was probably aimed at the wrong audience, because I lost interest and stopped listening :P

Personality development by Dr M A Shekhar

Personality is what you do when you are being watched
Character is what you do whether you are being watched or not

No one can go back and change a bad beginning, but anyone can start now and create a successful ending

How to
1 subconscious programming
Just before sleeping, just after walking up, childhood conscious mind is active enough to generate the positive traits

2 reinforced programming
Autosuggestion and repetition

3 defensive approach
Protest or deny the negative traits at it's very beginning of the entering in the subconscious store

4 imaginary anchoring
Anchor great personalities in imagination and let them shape our personality

5 physical action
Body language approach
Consciously practice body language of positive traits

6 domino effect
By being with great people great cultured company

Accept responsibility

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The beginning!

The socials is one important event in the first year at MMC.

The planning began two weeks ago, with the date being fixed on march 17, a week after holi.

Fixing the budget and location went hand in hand. Ali incorporated was assigned the event organizing job, and for Rs 500 per person, we got Regaalis, photographer, microphones booked. The estimated attendance was 110 students + 5 staff/pg. It actually went up to 128.

Planning committee meetings saw us talking this and that from the pond every evening.
The games committee including me decided on anthakshari, catch the grape, balloon bursting, fire in the mountain, hearts, balance the ball and guess who; of which only the last three were played due to am unusually fast running clock on the night.
As decided, there was no single MC for the night. People took it up segment by segment.

Immediately after the name "Inizio" was chosen for its Italian meaning "the beginning", the chat group of the same name was created in whatsapp, which then formed the corpus callosum of conversation between the two hostels.

The amount was collected by about the 9th of March, and then there was no going back.

Gifts, prizes, equipments for games were all imported from mannars market. Invitation cards were handmade, and despatched hours before the event; and some, after the event.

Rose stall was bought for 3k and fetched profit too, in the end.

Jukebox was being managed by the class representatives.

About 3 sleepless nights later, everything was ready and the day had come. Saturday. We had two hours of class.

The eager wait for evening. Then the pasteurization by seniors began at 4 and went on till about 6.30.

Six guys went to LH to pick up the ladies. And thus, everyone reached the venue at around 7.30 - the original dinner time.

Since we were running late, we didn't wait for any time

time sucking events like introductory speech or so. And I directly started the heart game. Making people say yes/no, easy. So, keeping one's hearts safe - tough. Immediately after that, since the original buffet time was 7.30, we had dinner, by about 8.15. Dinner was a scramble. All the gentlemen having it before the ladies could even go near. There was soup (forgot to mention, there was a welcome drink like lemon juice), rice, rotti, ice cream all sorts of things prepared by some famous chef whom I don't know. Anilkumar LN sang kal ho na ho. Dr Parashuram and Dr Ravi was given the mementos just before they left. And then, as if we were waiting for that, the rose bidding started. 800 was the starting bid for the first red rose. 1800 was what it was sold for. Guess who game was hosted by Sri raksha and nivedha. And then there was bidding for all kinds of roses - yellow, bunch of 5, two of this two of that, bunch of 10. What it meant was that poor me didn't have any left to buy in the end. And also, the time was around 10, much behind our schedule. And thus, the b the b was started immediately. Harshith, this time doing the MCing part. Titles were awarded by Sri raksha and nivedha again. Starting with Mr chivalrous, through Mr flirt to Mr papa For the misses, Aquib and priyadarshi announced ms shakira, ms sleeping beauty and so on. Ms 2k11 was won by hs vyshnavi and Mr, the author of this blog. And then just as we were wondering what to do next, the boys led by shakeeb began dancing, which soon made the darbar hall the dance floor. At around 11.30, when the police guy game complaining, we stopped dancing, to go on the party that never ends. The beginning.

Monday, March 5, 2012


Yesterday we took out both the lungs of the cadaver. And it was indeed balloon like! Too sad I couldn't take a pic.

The first year socials is being planned.

Got physiology answer paper. I'm doing very poor (due to lack of studying). Thus, the end of this post

Friday, March 2, 2012

Recent Advances in HIV

Attending a seminar on HIV, recent advances on it, by Dr. M. A. Balasubramanya, CEO of Swami Vivekananda youth movement.

The pathology hall, this is my first time here. But it's awesome - large (enough to school accomodate at least three hundred people easily), with an entrance that directly lead to the back rows, and I almost went back from right at its door thinking there's nobody present while there actually was about hundred students from all years.

And it started off with a nice description of the doctor's first day in MBBS (guessed right, he is an MMC alumni)

Turning into the purpose of learning medicine. Service?

Vivekananda used to say all there beautiful inspiring things. Yeah, like it was said in the hostel days before.

Health, education, socioeconomic empowerment and education something are the four sections in which SVYM works.

started its journey in 1986 in India.
1992 NATO established.
National AIDS Control Program (NACP) phase 1 launched in the same year, extended till '99

And preventive health care, making people socially and economically productive is what p&sm deals with.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a retrovirus (converts RNA into DNA) that is found only in human beings and can survive only in humans.

HIV type 1, 2. Subtypes.
Helper cells, cytotoxic cells
Lifecycle of the virus
In CD4 cells.

Starts off as viral fever. 6-12 weeks, no positive HIV test.

In 5-10 years, AIDS develops.

For a kid born to HIV mother,rapid test can confirm AIDS only after 18 months.

Routes: sex, mother, blood, needles

Getting to zero: zero new infections, zero discrimination, zero AIDS-related deaths

Counseling is very important because the doctor or nurse will not always be taking care of the patient.
And integrated counseling an

and testing centre should be the entry point of any patient Five blood tests on donation: hepatitis b, c, malaria, HIV, syphilis Stigma! We have not grown, as a society, to accept sex and related topics as a part of life and discuss them. And then it continued, about palliative care and so on. Compliance and adherence. The speaker got a slip to remind him of time? I left.