Cyclone Gaja – this year’s natural disaster which has landed like a stab in the gut for Tamil Nadu. … Cyclone Gaja is a major disaster, and its economic impact in Tamil Nadu is comparable to that of the tsunami of 2004. – The Hindu After the disaster, the Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister announced a…… Continue reading Gaja Relief & Disaster Management Numbers
Woke up today morning and saw this piece on High Frequency Trading. I have already read Michael Lewis’Flash Boys and The Big Short which has kindled a strong dislike towards this HFT, not before dreaming about millions by doing it. When I hit this We tend to understand the concept of actively using technology to…… Continue reading The Social Media Dilemma
Caution: This is a bit wild man. Here is my idea. Open a part of the spectrum used for mobile communication for public non-commercial use Really!? What to do with it? My plan is to run a community/volunteer/enthusiast/philanthropist sponsored mobile network which is free for everybody to use. That is, if you could bear the…… Continue reading People’s Mobile
This post is a reply to the previous post by me titled Why Net-Neutrality? or Why not tiered pricing?. After a hour long discussion and debate with a couple of people, these are the things that tell me why net-neutrality is essentially a social issue and not a capitalist one. I am going to outlay…… Continue reading Net-neutrality. This is why.
Update: Kindly read the follow up article Net-neutrality. This is why. I have genuine question. Why net neutrality? I know there are reams of pages of content answering the question, but I am asking from a completely lay man non-techie version of the question. Why? The only answer that I seem to get is –…… Continue reading Why Net-Neutrality? Or Why not tiered pricing?
I just now deleted my Facebook account. Why? Freedom – Day by day using it makes me feel as if someone is dictating me how and what I should be talking to people about. The rampant, out of the blue censors by law enforcement and judiciary are the reasons. Even though I have never been…… Continue reading Facebook Account Deletion
There are two kids in my class who have better reading, writing comprehension skills that half the class, which should make them “above-average” in conventional sense. Both have a problem – attitude. Their parents tell me they were the toppers of the yesteryear. I had given C-D grades to them during the 1st term exam…… Continue reading Pampering kids