Category Archives: Social Issue

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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Pocket Hercules

Today’s headlines read, “Meet the world’s most desirable man! Mr India beats 46 finalists from around the world to take the Mr World crown… and it’s not hard to see why.” Rohit Khandelwal wins Mr. World 2016 title. Good feeling. … Continue reading

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Micro Tasks and Mega Opportunities

We as individuals or as part of some organisations do several repetitive small tasks. They become monotonous when done manually. Satisfaction is the reward for a task, which is lost when it gets boring. We commit mistakes, create rework, and … Continue reading

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Boast of Bloated Electoral Rolls

A news report states, “India now has a total of 850 million voters, chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi said at a function to mark National Voters’ Day” Statistics from census report 2011: Total population: 1,21,05,69,573 and people above 18 years of … Continue reading

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Whose sin (PAP) is it?

Gopal drew my attention to the news item  that states: “All further activities relating to collection/feeding/seeding of Aadhaar number being undertaken under the National Electoral Rolls Purification and Authentication Programme (NERPAP) shall be suspended with immediate effect,” the Election Commission … Continue reading

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Dissonance

Before beginning a talk with students of classes 11 and 12 in a reputed school, we played a track  eulogising teachers – guru is Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; guru is god incarnation. The students stood up in respect and all … Continue reading

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All about a Mosquito

AG Gardiner’s memorable essay, A Fellow Traveller, starts as “I do not know which of us got into the carriage first. Indeed I did not know he was in the carriage at all for some time. It was the last … Continue reading

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