Category Archives: Social

Clinton gets Trumped even on Twitter

US elections had become the preferred conversation topic for millions of Americans and non-Americans worldwide. What are these people saying? What do they think? What are their opinions? How do they feel?We analyzed tweets before and after elections for emotions associated with tweets. Here, before

Dengue : Coastal States hit

Aedes Aegypti mosquitoThe Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the notorious transmitter of the deadly dengue, chikungunya, zika and yellow fever virus. It can be recognized by the white markings on its legs and thorax. After originating in Africa it have worked it way all over the

Chikungunya Fever : Karnataka worst affected State

Aedes Aegypti mosquitoThe Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the notorious transmitter of the deadly dengue, chikungunya, zika and yellow fever virus. It can be recognized by the white markings on its legs and thorax. After originating in Africa it have worked it way all over the

Meri Maggi Story – May 2015

March 2014, Government Regional Public Analyst Laboratory on the Baba Raghav Das Medical College campus in Gorakhpur reported Maggi samples found to contain MSG, contrary to its labelling of ‘No added MSG’. Maggi would have gotten away with a Rs 10000 / 200$ fine, if it

Statewise Policies, not Rainfall Drive Farmer Suicides in India

Summary:In this study we intend to address the question whether variation/fluctuation in rainfall is the primary reason for farmer suicides in India.A quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 16 years—an average of one suicide every 30 minutes. The agricultural

Power cuts in Bangalore – Sept 2015

We have assimilated data about the 2-4 hour power cuts faced in various parts of urban Bangalore.The Schedule for Power cuts helps people plan for the impending hours of darkness. Most of the time, this information does not reach the people and public gets irritated.

Small World connectivity in rural road networks

This study was based on GIS mapping of a taluk in Tamil Nadu. The mapping was done painstakingly of roads (cemented or mud) and village boundary (which is particularly hard to define, nobody really knows!) – most of this work is done visually.The surprising math

Coherence Potentials : Red Circle or Blue Triangle?

The ProblemOne of the many problems the brain seems to solve elegantly – Bring together multi-sensory information to create an integrated view in a manner that reconciles both functional localization and distributed memory. Distinguishing between a Red Circle and Blue Triangle is a seemingly easy task (which even my

Locate, group and up goes performance

This study was based on work done for a bank with rural focus. Most of the branches were established in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India.Banks are continuously opening branches in villages. Several (4-10) villages were grouped together to form a cluster. Every cluster

Who is getting the jobs?

Typical process of hiring for technology companies entails1. Shortlist 1000’s of resumes for each ‘engineering’ college (there are tens of thousands in a single State in India!). Euphemism and glorified narcissism are allowed in resumes. So basically this shortlist = random selection.2. This is followed