Author Archives: pgbhat

About pgbhat

A retired Naval Officer and an educationist. Has experience with software industry. A guest faculty at different institutes and a corporate trainer with software development companies.

Elections are Coming – Death in the Saddle

A Times Now investigation report has exposed cases of live voters deleted as dead in Mysore. The electoral rolls in Karnataka also seem to be rife with really dead voters. To some, it is difficult to die if enrolled as … Continue reading

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Elections are Coming – ERMS: Electoral Roll [Mis]management System of Karnataka

Data Delayed Election Commission of India (ECI) guidelines require all the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of the states and union territories of India to publish new versions of electoral rolls in January and October every year. Most of the CEOs … Continue reading

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A Healthy Birthday

Many people wished me today on my 68th birthday, by calling, mailing and posting on Facebook and Linkedin. Thank you for caring and for the kind thoughts, friends. The year that has gone by has been wonderful in many ways. … Continue reading

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A Talk on Jupyter Notebook

Home Page of jupyter.org states, “The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text. Uses include: data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, … Continue reading

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Facts & (dis)Figures in Times of India Story on Electoral Rolls

On 16 July 2017, Time of India(TOI) allocated 120 centimeter-columns to stories about the status of electoral rolls of Bangalore Districts. They miss some important facts and references and could give a wrong impression to the readers. TOI: “In the … Continue reading

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Mind Your Numbers, Mr CEO

Times of India reported on 26 Jan 2017:  “Around 72% of the state’s population will vote next year,” said Chief Electoral Officer, Anil Kumar Jha, “We have added 7.35 lakh new voters to the list and have decided to delete … Continue reading

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Opposition ‘Parties’:  Oppose Sans Grace

All the political parties – ruling and opposition – unite on the matter of Jallikattu. A few lives are lost in the game in a couple of days. Opposition parties unite against demonetisation and stall the process in parliament. “For … Continue reading

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