Tuesday, October 13, 2009


From the Calcutta Telegraph:

Rat bites patient’s hand
- Woman bleeds as rodent horror revisits SSKM

A patient in the orthopaedic department of SSKM Hospital woke up late on Saturday crying out in pain — she had been bitten by a rat.

This was the second instance in five years of rodents feeding on humans at the state-run referral hospital which spends lakhs on pest control every year.

Sobharani Mistri, 50, was admitted to the orthopaedic department of the hospital with a tumour in her left ankle on September 18.

On Saturday, the homemaker from Regent Park fell asleep around 10pm.

Soon after the lights were turned off, the on-duty nurses heard a cry and rushed to Mistri’s bed.

“The patient was shivering in pain and fear. Blood was oozing out of her left hand. The rat was still on the bed,” said a hospital source. “She was administered injections and given other medicines. Nurses attended to her and dressed the wound.”

Though it is super appalling, the piece would not have had balls big enough to qualify for a WTF moment , until of course you reach the very end of the piece.

A senior official blamed the rat menace on “inaction” by the company responsible for rat control and also a decision by the authorities in 2004 to remove cats from the hospital premises. “The hospital was not free of rats till 2004 but their numbers were under check. Since the cats were banished, the population of their prey has grown by leaps and bounds,” the official said."

As they say the sting is almost always in the tail... meeeeeeeeowwwwww

Sunday, October 11, 2009

RIP Gately

When MTV first aired on Indian tv he was there.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

A Saturday that follows a Friday

Its raining final tables.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Nice way to spend a friday evening

Good start to October, godspeed. Planning to put in a massive grind over the weekend

Thursday, October 01, 2009

October goals

  1. Attain Goldstar status on Pokerstars, for this to happen I have to put in a pretty decent amount of grind
  2. Take 2 fridays and saturdays completely off in the month.
  3. Catch up on some movies
  4. Plan the thanks-giving trip