Dr.Atul Gawande and his remarkable healthcare article

A friend of mine who practices medicine in New York had shared an article about Dr.Atul Gawande chosen as the CEO of the new medical initiative jointly started by Dimon – Buffett – Bezos trio. As luck would have it, I stumbled upon the link to The Cost Conundrum, an amazing article written in 2009 …

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Data Mining Under 19 and Senior Indian Cricket Teams

As I am a big cricket fan, I watched the finals of the Under 19 Boys world championship between Australia and India. Congratulations to the Indian cricket team for winning it four times in the past 20 years or so. Given my interests in data mining and also cricket, I dug up more facts about …

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Will Reduction of GST Rates Help India?

Within six months of launching the Goods and Services Tax (GST) programme in India, the Government has reviewed the rates of many of the items. The biggest impact is the fact that the tax slab in the top bracket (28%) now has only 50 items. Earlier, it has 200+ items. This means that it is …

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Clean India – Lets Start From Within

Clean India Campaign should be to clean ourselves from the inside, not just the outside. Lets start from within. Please see if you can promise the following: Promise I will never give or take bribe Promise I will always respect to women and will never be a party to rape, eve-teasing or abuse of women …

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – Classic Viral Marketing Example

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a classic viral marketing example that has to be studied by any one interested in marketing. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice on yourself to show your support to the spread the awareness about ALS. ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s …

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Jallikattu The Bull Taming Game – Banned in India

Jallikattu is a game involving bulls and humans, very popular in the state of Tamil Nadu. This game involves letting the bull run towards a group of participants, who will try to tame it. The person who tames the bull is declared the winner. Every year, Jallikattu has resulted in quite a few deaths and also …

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