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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Miss America 2014 – Nina Davuluri 101

Nina Davuluri is a person of Indian origin, born and raised in the US. It is funny when I have to start an article with an important fact as there appears to be a huge discussion going on the internet on racism and related topics right after Nina was crowned Miss America 2014 recently. As …

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The Hindu Ad was a response to Times Of India Mockery

I had written earlier about negative advertising by The Hindu and how it left a bad taste about the newspaper that I have loved for the past thirty years. Recently I found out that this ad from The Hindu was in response to a negative ad campaign launched by The Times Of India, projecting news …

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Amazing Ad from The Hindu

Noticed this funny video ad from The Hindu. It shows how kids in classrooms are watching exactly what the politicians in India are doing and do exactly the same in this mock political discussion in the classroom. This ad is now becoming very popular all over India as it truly reflects the situation happening across …

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