Oh boy, our Tamils are all over the place.
They really are.
Even in places where you’d least expect to find these karuppiahs (dark-skinned creatures). Perhaps, they didn’t use enough Fair & Lovely. 😉
The Chief Doctor in the office of Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner for the County of Los Angeles that performed the autopsy on singer Michael Jackson is Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran.
Documents released in Houston today show that the L.A. County Coroner’s office has determined that Michael Jackson died of lethal amounts of the anesthetic propofol.
A graduate of the Stanley Medical College in Chennai (1971 batch), Sathyavagiswaran has been the Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner for the County of Los Angeles since February 1992.
Sathyavagiswaran came to the U.S. in 1972.
After completing his medical internship at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital in 1973, Sathyavagiswaran underwent a year of training in anatomic and clinical pathology at St. Luke’s Hospital of Columbia University, the last six months as Chief Resident (Source: Wiki).
Involved in OJ Case Too
Sathyavagiswaran is no stranger to the limelight.
He provided testimony in another high-profile case – the murder trial of O.J.Simpson, who was accused of killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman on June 12, 1994.
OJ was found not guilty. 😉
Another illustrous product of Stanley Medical College (Chennai) is one Prof. V.S.Ramachandran (now based in San Diego). He was the chief guest at the convocation of IIT Madras in 2004, and mesmerised the audience with his talk.
Mind you, no jargon, no hi-fi stuff. He talked of a patient, who complained of itching in his left hand.
You may say, no big deal. The trouble was, this guy’s left hand had been amputated some time back, and now he was feeling the itch in that non-existent hand.
The Prof then went on to explain briefly the root of the problem (although the hand was no more, the hard wiring of the sensors in the brain still existed, which caused the problem), and how he treated it.
I remember hearing in 2004 that the guy is in line for a Nobel.
He has written books for the general audience (Phantoms in the brain). Check it out if you are interested.
Yes, we are aware of Vilayanur S. Ramachandran.
He’s quite a well known figure here and first appeared on our radar about 7 or 8 years ago.
We’ll pick up his two books Phantoms in the Brain and A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness soon. Just checked, our local library has both.
I did see the tamil name sometime back.. but didn’t look deep into it.. interesting that he was involved in the OJ case too.. now his hair is fully grey..
The Madras Medical College used to have a better reputation than SMC.. (tougher to get into MMC than SMC) in the 80s and 90s.. not sure about now.. the students opted for MMC first and then SMC, and then Kilpauk and a distant fourth came Chengalpat MC..
1. If there’s a trial, as seems increasingly likely, we’ll be seeing more of our Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran.
2. In our days, JIPMER was considered the premier medical school in the entire Tamil Nadu/Pondicherry area.
I was only talking about the colleges that had common entrance exams or selection criteria.
JIPMER and CMC-Vellore, which had their own entrance exams, were the best in TN.. This list
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madras_Medical_College#Ranking_in_India says CMC is ranked higher.. but doesn’t really matter I guess.. you’ve got be really smart to get into any of these.
According to Wiki, acceptance rate for admission to AIIMS is 0.06%.
Makes getting into Johns Hopkins or Harvard seem like a breeze.
Yay, Indians are ruling all over 🙂 sorry but cant help the feeling of camaraderie when you see a fellow Indian in another country
But they breed like mosquitoes or is it rabbits. 😉
Ha ha ha ha, yes, its our inner desire to take over the world….mua ha hah ha ha ha 😛
People, people, people everywhere.
so what..when you guys live in the US, there is no wonder another tamilian is your neighbor.. we,’proud dravidians’ are everywhere..and hold your tongue from calling us ‘karuppaiahs’ (dark skinned)..mind that another karuppiah is your president and he made the world turn its neck to him…only difference is he is afro-american and we are indo-americans..surtout, the wisdown we possess is anytime great and removing our existence is removing the pillars of the earth…je vous salut mes tamouls..(i hail my tamilians)
1. You write: we,’proud dravidians’ are everywhere..and hold your tongue from calling us ‘karuppaiahs’ (dark skinned)
Well, if Karappan-poochi (cockroach) suits you better…. 😉
Which of these characteristics do you recognize in your ‘Karappan’ self? 😉
2. Our President is not a real Karrupiah, duplicate sarakku (not the real thing). Since his mom was Caucasian and he lived with her parents, his socialization process was not that of your typical African-American.
Socialization process in childhood is more important than the color of your skin.
Insect flatulence accounts for 20% of all methane emissions on earth, placing cockroaches among the biggest contributors to global warming.
Damn, Till now I thought I was the leader.
Each time George W.Bush opened his mouth there was a flatulent expulsion and explosion.
So in every possible sense, Bush is a bigger cockroach.
@SI: Oh boy, our Tamils are all over the place.
Now even in the Noble Prize winners list ! Isn’t this a Great news? which makes you feel good and proud as an Indian!
A desi or karuppiah ( to be more precise – as you fondly like to address them) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, has won the prestigious Noble Prize for Chemistry this year, along with two others.
As Rajiv Suri took Mangalore Univ into Stratosphere, its now time,that Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, will take Chidambaram ( his birth place) OR Baroda University (where he graduated) into Stratosphere.
Chemistry Nobel for Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Jai Ho
@pauldeleo/SI:2. Our President is not a real Karrupiah, duplicate sarakku (not the real thing). Since his mom was Caucasian and he lived with her parents, his socialization process was not that of your typical African-American.
Yeah, he’s a real duppa (Duplicate). He hid behind his skin colour just to get elected and then let down the entire world by following the same line his predecessor’s. He really changed our minds from positive to negative – Yes He can! Bullshit.
Let’s give Obama some more time before calling him out.
He’s been in office for less than a year.
Takes a while to clean the Augean stables left behind by eight years of Republican misrule.