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?
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
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.