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    Do Opinion Polls Distort Electoral Results

    Whatever I say over this blog doesn’t matter ? Results are Results. We have to live with those results. Democracy is a myth of choice. And the choice which you make is you want your candidate to win, but there is a certain probability that your choice might not win the Election very much similar to the probability of the candidate winning the election. This makes it a tough choice. I certainly believe there are three types of people who are part of our Electorates. 1. Who Vote for their traditional Party who they have adored and followed all their lives.2. Who Vote for the one they prefer, mostly these…

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    Can Bribing be Curbed by Punishing the Bribe Taker Alone ?

    Consider this option which is being hotly debated by none other than the Chief Economic Adviser for the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Kaushik Basu, http://finmin.nic.in/WorkingPaper/Act_Giving_Bribe_Legal.pdf . Read the above paper to enlighten yourself. The gist of the paper is this. A few type of bribes such as giving bribe to fulfill a duty of a government official. For example, a government official accepting bribes to issue Driving License or Community Certificate, even though it is his duty to perform that job. These types of Bribes are called as Harassment Bribes, where the public is harassed to get what is rightfully theirs. There are lot of instances of such bribes. The paper…

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    Politics & Governance

    I have been mulling about this blog post for most of my educated life, at least after I became a voting citizen. I as a citizen am not convinced in the system working to the betterment of the people. There needs to be some tough decisions taken to prevent favoritism, partiality, corruption, & generally accountability of the governance done by people elected to their respective post. The representatives of people are should be aware of the people’s mandate throughout their tenure and they need to know that their whole political career can be ousted with one small mistake. Such should be the process such that we make sure valuable people are elected and…

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    Indian Education System & Professionals

    Lots have been written about Indian Education System and how it is churning out graduates and post-graduates like a chugging machine with relentless volume. There have been many comments that the education imparted on these institutions are not parallel to what the industry wants. I would almost second that opinion. But certainly the Education System has put in place all that is necessary to gain talent which are required by the graduate or the post-graduate. As a functioning system, there are places which are ignored which ultimately ends in the students getting just a degree and not been imparted the knowledge to get going in the industry. That’s why we…

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    The Indian World Cup Triumph!

    Funny how great things get, I believe the feeling hasn’t sunk in yet in me. It was just another day, just another match. I felt goosebumps when India were chasing and Sachin got out. But, still I just hung in there for completion of the match. I didn’t move a lot because of the worry that a wicket might fall. It did fall when something changed, Kohli got out. But after that nothing mattered till the winning runs were scored. I made sure nothing changed. It still hasn’t sunk in. We have seen 1983 images throughout our life-time, that happened when I would have been 4 years old. I have…