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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.

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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Moments, simple and beautiful

Two weeks ago,  my daughter, Divya, was driving through the ring road in Bangalore. I was in the back seat with my toddler grandson, Dhruv. Seeing a store selling organic products, Divya wanted to buy a few things. A few … Continue reading

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Lucky, you, Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker writes in his book The Sense of Style, The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century : “I have the good fortune of having married to my favorite writer. In addition to inspiring me with her … Continue reading

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