Recently Tamilnadu’s government teachers went on a strike and captured the attention of everyone in the state. There were emotions flying from everyone. Around 5 out their 9 demands revolved around money: pay, pension and arrears. An argument which could be heard around was: Private school teachers do much more work for much less pay,…… Continue reading Do Government Teachers Deserve Better Pay Than Private Teachers in Tamilnadu?
Being a freelancer is an interesting role. You come across a variety of projects. I recently worked on a project involving replacing images in a PDF which taught me a couple of things. While there are a number of tools to deal with PDF in Python, the general purpose tools can only do so much…… Continue reading Replacing image in a PDF with Python
PM Modi visited Tamil Nadu on 27th January 2019 for the AIIMS Hospital ground breaking ceremony. Twitter was trending with #GoBackModi and #TNWelcomesModi and I was curious about the number of times has PM Modi visited Tamil Nadu before. The PM India site has a neat list of all the visits http://www.pmindia.gov.in/en/pm-visits/?visittype=domestic_visit So, I created…… Continue reading Map of PM Modi’s Domestic Visits
As a freelancer one of the things that comes with getting a project/job is handling technical interviews. I have so far managed to convince the client with a work sample, test project …etc., This is literally the first time I sat for a full technical interview. And it did teach a few lessons. Let me…… Continue reading Python Technical Interview – An Experience
TL;DR: Nothing (that I could find) After I published a set of maps, one thing that people (including me) wondered is What is the relationship between the population size of SC community and their literacy? Are those regions, doing better, do it because the SC are more in number and are able to assert themselves…… Continue reading What is the relation between the SC population and SC literacy?
I was going through the Census 2011 data once again and Erode district’s low Schedule Caste (SC) literacy rate caught my eyes. It is not a very lagging state when in overall literacy. But its SC literacy was less than the least literate district of Dharmapuri. So I added the data to the TN Districts…… Continue reading Literacy Gap of SC community in TN districts
Yesterday, I was working on the ward level parks map of Chennai I had to join a CSV data layer with the boundary polygon layer, but there was one issue while my CSV file has the ward numbers as integers (1,2,3..etc), the polygon layer had them as strings (Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3 …etc.,)…… Continue reading QGIS – Creating new column from existing using Python