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Be.Very.Afraid.

This book by Madeleine Albright should be made compulsory reading for everyone who has an interest in the future of civilization. I am not trying to be alarmist, I am just stating a fact. Secretary Albright has unique credentials to be an authority on the subject of fascism. As an eastern European Jew, she saw […]

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Think like a freak: Sunk cost fallacy

I have always been a great fan of Michael Levitt’s book “Freakonomics”. In my early post-college years, it was one of the very few books which shocked my brain into looking at things in radically different perspectives. I have used that book as a guide post when faced with challenges in life and work, and […]

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Voice matching issues with Google Home d...

I have recently purchased a couple of “Google home Minis”, excellent products by the way. Setting them up was a breeze with the bluetooth and “home” app on the phone. Training the voice was also very easy on the first device, but for some reason, the second device gave me a bit of grief. When […]

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Telugu Film Review — Bharath Ane Nenu –A

Telugu super star Mahesh Babu has managed to break his slump and delivered a blockbuster film, after a string of really poorly thought out films. This one, “Bharath Ane Nenu” opened to great reviews and brought in a record breaking haul at the box office, prompting your truly to give it a shot.  While the […]

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Consumer Complacence is just as bad as B...

We often hear stories about many once successful corporations losing their market positions, their customer loyalty and decline at a precipitous rate, eventually going bankrupt or being swallowed by one of their newer competitors. There could be many factors that may push companies towards this state of affairs. Sudden changes in consumer habits, emergence of […]

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Deep Thinking : Garry Kasparov

I have had the pleasure of reading this seminal book by world chess champion Garry Kasparov. As the name makes it obvious, this book was  mainly about Kasparov’s two matches with IBM Deep Blue  supercomputer. As the reigning world champion at the time, Kasparov was the man to beat for intelligent machines to prove that […]

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Time for the southern states to rise up ...

The honeymoon is finally over for Modi For four long years the entire southern India has endured Modi’s step-motherly treatment in terms of allocation of funds and infrastructure projects, and his heavy handed use of justice system as a tool to inflict political vendetta on regional leaders. Over these four years, South has received fewer [...]
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Testing Oracle DRM Webservices with Soap...

Oracle Data Relationship Manager ships with a robust webservice API which can be used to develop customised screens and workflows uisng Java. However, one of the first steps before embarking on that process is to deploy the DRM Webservice API onto Oracle Weblogic application server. Oracle have provided a very good tutorial on how to […]

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If the real world were like India’s cong

If the real world were anything like the dynastic congress part of India, fools will be running the world, idiots would be in charge of universities, and thieves be policing the streets. Merit or talent would have no standing except for one’s birth.

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