White House Announces Desi Surgeon General Nomination. POTUS will nominate Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, 36, as surgeon general, The White House announced on Thursday. Dr. Murthy is a founder and president of Doctors for America, which campaigned for the Affordable Care Act and worked to elect Obama in 2008. The good doctor teaches at Harvard Medical School and works at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “But is he single?” ask desi mothers everywhere. [NYTimes]
Farewell, Sachin. Cricket fans everywhere shed a tear as Sachin Tendulkar played his final game on Wednesday. Fun fact, the cricket god’s tweet thanking fans on November 13 became the most-RT’ed tweet of all time in India. [BBC News] [NYTimes]
I am really touched with #ThankYouSachin messages. Your support all these years have inspired me to give my best.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 13, 2013
Swagger Like Us. M.I.A. performed on Conan Wednesday, November 13. The singer played her song “Y.A.L.A.” from her new album, Matangi. Just M.I.A., alone on a stage with a giant lighted wheel. Dreamy.