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BRAKING NEWS: The Anti-Tonsuring Law

BRAKING NEWS Interviews that bring you to a screeching halt Last week in a forced tonsuring incident in Bangalore two school boys’ heads were forcibly shaved by the school staff. Bangalore police has made an arrest. The government has responded … Continue reading

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Taming the Shrew

The march to quash freedom of expression in India continues. All India Bakchod, a comedy group in Mumbai, is now under attack from MNS, a Shiv Sena style, right wing Hindutva party. The reason is that in a roast of … Continue reading

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A Secularist New Year Resolution

Ever since the BJP came to power, they’ve been crawling out of the woodwork – RSS ideologues, Hindutva radicals, and random school teachers. They want to remind you in speeches that India is Hindu; that Hinduism is great and any … Continue reading

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Dark Data is a Big Opportunity for Services Companies

Why is Big Data big? Obviously not because someone invented a new statistical method of data analysis that can explain everything. It’s because there is a lot more data spewing out of business processes where there were none before. The … Continue reading

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My Lost Years Without Desi Ghee

From The Guardian Butter, cheese and even red meat are not as bad for the heart as has been maintained, a cardiologist has said in a leading medical journal, adding that it is time to “bust the myth” of saturated … Continue reading

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Government Mass Surveillance Will Create a Surge in Technology Spend

The Guardian has a presentation called The NSA Files that is the most brilliant rich media presentation of a complex subject I have ever come across outside of a museum. So go read it, even if it is just to … Continue reading

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Writing Simply

Greg Mankiw writes about a carbon tax in the New York Times. Whether or not you agree with the economic arguments for the tax, it is easy to agree that Mankiw writes very well. Mankiw is a Professor at Harvard … Continue reading

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