there has been some complaint from some quarters that i have not recently provided any update about my life, reserving blog posts for slightly more wonky topics. this post will be a small antidote.* in delhi, one way of dealing with the energy-sapping heat is nimboo pani — literally “lemons water” but in actuality lemonadeContinue reading “nimboo pani: challenges and triumphs”
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see wound, insert (new, improved, foreign) salt
perhaps like many people in public health, i take the fortification of salt with iodine – the prevention of several thyroid-related disorders and the widespread return of the neck ruff – as one of public/global health’s major achievements. up there with smallpox, water treatment (for sanitation and potentially with fluoride) and really-we-are-nearly-there-but-stuff-keeps-happening polio. the WHO declaredContinue reading “see wound, insert (new, improved, foreign) salt”
corn as small things: all maize is corn but not all corn is maize?
i think i just made a minor life breakthrough. i am working on re-reading ‘salt‘ – at least i thought i was re-reading it but it doesn’t seem as familiar as it should, so maybe i am just reading it. over the past several years, a troubling thing would sometimes happen. i would go toContinue reading “corn as small things: all maize is corn but not all corn is maize?”