Dr. Vardeep Singh Dhillon

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Why Doesn’t Medical Care Get Better When Doctors Rest More?

In late 2011, a seventy-four-year-old woman with colon cancer was admitted to a teaching hospital, to have part of her bowel surgically removed. The doctors put a drain into her abdomen, a standard procedure to prevent infection and facilitate healing. The procedure appeared to go smoothly. But the …

Photographing Fireworks

Landscape Photography

Life in Color: Kaleidoscope

From rainbows and rides to festivals and frogs, get a daily dose of color with this gallery, from our Life in Color series.

Festivals

Vasily Grossman: Loser, Saint

There were two major acts in the life of Jewish-Russian writer Vasily Grossman, and in each he played a different role.<p>The first is bound up in the epochal events of the twentieth century: the battles of Stalingrad, Kursk, and Berlin; the genocides at Treblinka and Auschwitz. In the travel memoir …

Paris in Black and White

Haiti’s Mineral Fortune: Deliverance from Destitution?

Haiti — the poorest country in the Western hemisphere has been struck by natural misfortunes and malevolent foreign intervention for decades. As the first independent nation to emerge from resettled African slaves in 1804, Haiti held much promise at its inception. Yet the nascent Haitian state was …

Ethiopia’s lasting legacy of famine

At an international hunger summit in London next month, experts will seek to tackle the long-term impact of childhood malnutrition and its consequences for struggling nations<p>In the first-year classroom of Shemena Godo Primary School, in Boricha, Ethiopia, three dozen children study the alphabet. On …

Exploring Germany’s northernmost island

Tiny Sylt presents a different side to Germany, driven by laid-back attitudes and old fashioned traditions that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.<p>Unlike most German clichés of traditional lederhosen, loud football fans and great beer, Germany’s northernmost island of Sylt presents a …

North Sea

Cuba, the Caribbean’s wild island

Known more for music and politics than for natural riches, the Caribbean country is teeming with life – from flamingo colonies to the largest population of the rare Cuban crocodile.

Cuba

A Gunmaker in Nigeria

Mmemme’s friends gave him his nickname, an affectionate, long-held one, which means “to boast”; they said he would show off incessantly as a boy, like a precocious rapper. <i>Mmemme</i> is an Igbo word; the Igbos are one of Nigeria’s more than two hundred and fifty ethnic groups, and are mainly found in …

Illustrative Storytelling by Karolin Schnoor - The Fox Is Black

Some artists illustrate everyday life with a sense of reality, while others infuse the mundane with magic and whimsy. Karolin Schnoor, a German …

A Heady Vote in Pakistan

I traveled through Pakistan for two weeks in late February and early March—a time of particular violence in a country that has suffered much of it in the recent past, in which a common thread in conversations was fear about the forthcoming national vote. “It is going to be a violent election,” a …

The Song of the Cicada

If you live in a suburb or a rural area, from Albany down through North Carolina, you may notice any day now that dozens of holes, maybe half an inch across, have mysteriously appeared in the ground around trees and shrubs. Or maybe not; the holes are easy enough to miss.<p>By the end of May or early …

Inside the Kremlin walls

On the 400th anniversary of the Romanovs, Russia’s dynasty of tsars, explore the often grave and sometimes amusing history of Moscow’s fortified city centre.<p>Overrun by Mongols, rattled by earthquakes and beset by fires, the Kremlin’s fortunes have waxed and waned in tandem with those of Mother …

Russia

What exactly is the innocence of childhood?

What is it that is most appealing about children? Is it simply their physical beauty? Is it their openness to loving and being loved? Their …

Stars and Forests – Incredible Astrophotography by Mike Taylor

Photographer Mike Taylor is from central Maine, which is a perfect location for what he does: nature photography. Although he does studio work as …