Category Archives: Social Issue

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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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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