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Entries from June 2011

Random Musings

June 10th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Every once in a while, I do not know what to blog. Today is one which day. I have a few topics that I’d like to write about but they require some thought and time, and I haven’t been able to do either of them lately! So, think of this as a placeholder where you […]

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Atanu Dey’s book “Transforming India” now available on Flipkart

June 9th, 2011 · 12 Comments

“Transforming India: Big Ideas for a Developed Nation” by Atanu Dey is now available for sale on Flipkart for Rs 200. If you care about India’s future, then this is a must-read book. Here is more about the book and Atanu: Book Summary of Transforming India Have you ever wondered- Why is India so poor? Is […]

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Daily News Cycle

June 8th, 2011 · 5 Comments

It is easy to miss the forest for the trees. Reading the newspapers daily is a bit like that. So much noise, so little signal. Especially in the past few days with the political events that have been taking place. The focus has to be on India’s development. Very little of what we are seeing […]

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Mumbai Monsoons

June 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments

It is that time of the year again! Having lived through yet another summer in an air-conditioned office and car (thankfully, at home, we still prefer the fan most of the time) and not noticed much of it, the rains will definitely make their presence felt. The rains started somewhat early last week and continued […]

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July Vacation Plan

June 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Thanks very much for the suggestions. We have decided to go to two destinations for five days each for the vacation – Bali and Binsar. I guess Bali doesn’t need much explanation. Binsar (Uttarakhand) came up because of two reasons: I had some Club Mahindra days that were expiring, and I also wanted Abhishek to […]

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Blog Past: Pretty Good Principles

June 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

From a post a year ago: Middle India needs to agree on a set of principles that it believes in and which lie at the foundation of good governance. Think of these as “Pretty Good Principles.” (Thanks to my colleague, Atanu Dey, for this phrase.) So, what can these “Pretty Good Principles” be? Here is […]

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Weekend Reading

June 4th, 2011 · No Comments

This week’s links: 5 Technologies that will shape the Web: from IEEE Spectrum. “We asked two dozen analysts, engineers, and executives to describe what technologies they think will shape our online experiences in the next several years.” Big Data: from The Economist. ” Companies that can harness big data will trample data-incompetents. Data equity, to […]

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BJP’s Project 275 for 2014 – Part 3

June 3rd, 2011 · 10 Comments

Summarising: 1.     For the BJP to form a govt at the Centre, it needs to focus winning not just 175 but 275 seats (or 225 + 45 with the three current NDA llies). Winning 275 needs a dramatically different strategy from trying to win 175. To get to 275 seats out of 350-odd seats, the BJP needs […]

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BJP’s Project 275 for 2014 – Part 2

June 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments

If we take the argument further, we need to look at two facts. First, if one actually analyses the BJP’s Lok Sabha performance through the years (and a similar analysis can be done for the Congress), it will be seen that the party has won at least once in about 300 of the 543 Lok Sabha […]

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BJP’s Project 275 for 2014 – Part 1

June 1st, 2011 · 41 Comments

I wrote last week briefly about the need for BJP to change its focus from trying to get 175 seats in the next election in order to forma  government to aim for 275. Many of you wrote to me asking me to elaborate on the line of thinking. I will do so in a 3-part […]

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