Monthly Archives: April 2015

Indian Summer: The Bose Mystery

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By Sunil Kumar In the pantheon of Indian icons; Subhash Chandra Bose remains a singularly fascinating and enigmatic figure. The national drama for independent India involved the sacrifice of innumerable people who remain unsung; without the obvious iconography of famous …

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Artificial Intelligence: Boon Or Bane?

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By Sunil Kumar Somewhere in the 90s; I liked “Data” the android from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Here was a robot with a heart. On the other end of the spectrum; the ruthless devastating spectacle of the Terminator ripping …

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Building Smart Cities

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By Sunil Kumar Narendra Modi‘s vision of smart cities has an outlay of 75,000 crores($12.5 billion); stated Ravikant Malhan; Schneider Electric in a technology forum. Independent India has only two examples of planned cities; Chandigarh and Gandhinagar. In a 2015 …

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AAP Kisan Rally: From Bhilwara To Boston

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By Sunil Kumar Some people change their ways when they see the light, others when they feel the heat. The hot Indian summer is in full force; and with political posturing a daily phenomenon; the suicide of Gajendra Singh Rathore …

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Beyond The Taj: Development In The Rustic Heart Of India

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By Sunil Kumar The Taj Mahal is one of the most potent symbols of India around the world. It conjures up an idyllic vista; of an endlessly mysterious land; a timeless civilization. Was this a monument to love; or an …

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Big Data And SAS

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By Sunil Kumar Insightful presentations were at the core of the SAS forum 2015. Although it lacked the enthusiasm on display many years back; snippets of wisdom from the presenters made this summit worthwhile. The technology industry has reached a …

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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Satyanveshi!

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By Sunil Kumar Does India have a shortage of home-grown detectives? Most critics may answer with a resounding “Yes“? No Poirot; modeled on the classically cerebral Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson; Byomkesh Bakshy is the Bengali watered-down version of …

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Two To Tango; Three To Jive

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By Sunil Kumar A sultry evening in Mumbai. I zip through crowded roads and reach the venue; where there’s an assortment of people; young and old; the “supposedly” creative types; and VJ Ranvir Shorey who’s posing with a few people …

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The Tao Of Nature

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By Sunil Kumar “Wu Wei” in Taoism is equated with effortless action; or following the stream of consciousness. In simple words; non-action in action; not coveting any goal; a concept similar to the Bhagavad Gita. View image | gettyimages.com But …

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