From feminism to chauvinism

In this intricately connected and highly sociable world, ideas and movements can often blow out of proportions, sometimes even digressing from what they had initially set out to achieve. The current feminism movement is a very good example of a struggle that has come to belie its true motive. Continue reading

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Energy analytics: success stories

Note: This post was first published on the CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad’s blogIn part 1 of this series, we looked at the opportunity in energy analytics and how it can help individuals and organisations in energy savings, cost reduction and effective maintenance. In this post, we look at some prominent energy analytics startups that have successfully cracked this seemingly complex market. Continue reading

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Energy analytics: the opportunity

Note: This post was first published on the CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad’s blogThis is the first part of a 3-part series on energy analytics and the opportunities for startups in this area.

Energy is the source of life on earth and in today’s global scenario, holds more strategic value than any other commodity. While the ongoing search for alternative fuels has gained a lot of momentum in the past few years, the ever-growing rate of depletion of conventional sources of energy is a cause of concern for all of us. Continue reading

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Vijay Mallya appointed as the new finance minister of Greece

Note: This post was first published on the NTMN blog on Quora. It is a satire on the economic crisis that Greece faced in the midst of 2015.

In a dramatic turn of events, the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has appointed Vijay Mallya as the finance minister of Greece. The announcement was made after Greece failed to pay back another IMF loan.

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Game of Thrones to be included in the engineering curriculum

Note: This post was first published on NTMN. The premise of the article was the huge anticipation surrounding the release of the fifth season of the popular TV show Game of Thrones. It is a satire on the new found obsession of the youth with these western serials, which is sometimes blown out of proportions.

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To Sports Legends and Loyalists

I’d like to congratulate Rafa on an amazing comeback. I would have been happy to lose, too, to be honest, (my) comeback was perfect as it was. Tennis is a tough sport, there are no draws but if there was going to be one I would have been very happy to accept a draw tonight and share it with Rafa.

 

~Roger Federer, 2017 Australian Open Champion

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A Rant on Reservation

The issue of reservation has been a hot topic of debate in mainstream and social media for a long time. While conflicting views prevail, each individual lies on one of the two ends of the spectrum, either advocating for it or vehemently opposing it. The problem, however, is not with the idea of reservations, it has got more to do with the premise on which it is based.

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Understanding a Stock Quote

A stock quote is a compact representation of all the relevant pieces of information attached to a stock. They can be accessed either in newspapers or online. Irrespective of the source, most stock quotes always describe a few basic parameters concerned with a stock. Following is a stock quote of American Express Co. taken from Yahoo Finance. This post draws meaningful inferences out of a stock quote. Continue reading

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Why not planning for the future is the best plan

I have always been of the view that everything should be meticulously organised. A firm believer in the conventional way of doing things, I had a well thought out plan ready for each and every situation that I might encounter in the future. Most of the times, it has also involved having a backup ready in case things don’t go as planned. Continue reading

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The trap of the sunk cost fallacy

The other day while browsing through my feed on Quora, I came across this wonderful concept of economics which can be extrapolated to the realms of psychological decision-making and was surprisingly intrigued by its impact on our lives. The sunk cost fallacy affects us in a subtle manner almost every day and we being completely oblivious to its existence let it get the better of us. However, the mere realisation that it exists can do wonders to our productivity and our decision-making abilities. Continue reading

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