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.

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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Learning How to Learn – Mann Ki Bath

The Prime Minister spoke to the students and parents of the country in his monthly Mann Ki Bath address. There are numerous issues of national and international significance that he could have talked about. I admire that he spoke about learning … Continue reading

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Stale Data at Election Commissioner’s Website

ECI site provides a good feature to search for voters from all the states/union territories of the country. The problem is that ECI provided data is not synchronised with that published by the Chief Electoral officers of the states and … Continue reading

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Good and Bad Blood are Both Thicker Than Water

Yadavs Mulayam and his son Akhilesh. Bad blood. No – they both have good blood, but there was bad blood between them. Mulayam expelled Akhilesh and his loyalists from the political party, which he thought was his. Before the opposition … Continue reading

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