Recently the Obama re-election campaign employed similar population-wide behavioral analytics to micro-target voters to ensure his re-election. There is no reason why we in India must not look to technology to devise ingenious methods for near real time data collection and population-wide analytics of social performance. This will not only help micro-target and localise welfare […]
The world around me is unsettling. So I read Jaya, a retelling of the Mahabharata, and tried to draw lessons from it.
I attended a Bangalore South Lok Sabha Candidates’ debate yesterday, this time held at NMKRV Jayanagar and organized by the Rotary Clubs of South Bangalore. Only Capt. Gopinath (Independent) had arrived on time. Ananth Kumar (BJP) arrived a bit late but immediately greeted each and every individual in the hall and asked them to vote. […]
If there’s one thing that I wish could change in India, I would vote for having a retirement age for politicians. When there is a concept of retirement for many other careers like engineers, bankers, CEOs, etc. why shouldn’t the same apply for politicians? If the reason for a retirement age in the private sectors […]
There has been a lot of press mentions lately about the BSNL Bangalore International Marathon which is going to happen tomorrow. I will not be running it because it is not intended for people who love running. Why do I say that? The Bangalore Ultra Marathon was announced eleven months ago that it will be […]
Rashmi Bansal asks why the so-called ‘NextGen’ youth Indian politicians haven’t made any impact so far. Let me hazard a guess: Because the oldies haven’t given them a chance to actually accomplish something. I imagine the situation to be like this: Young neta goes to old neta and says: ‘I have an interesting idea to […]
In this article by S. Gurumurthy, he clearly points out how Sonia Gandhi has been living in India for 17 years and never lived as an Indian. It makes you stop and wonder, is this the only person we could find to look after our country, a country with one billion people?
Today, I voted for the first time! I am one of those large number of FTVs (First Time Voters) in India. It is such a thrill to take part in such a humongous exercise of democracy. After all, India is the largest democracy in the world! I voted for the Congress candidate Ramalinga Reddy for […]
After a stupendous 5th One Day International cricket match between India and Pakistan, Vajpayee takes political advantage of it by making ads about it! But, still, that was a match to remember for a long long time. Sachin’s catch was the turning point of the match! Indiatimes.com has a comprehensive coverage of the tour at […]