Monthly Archives: March 2017

Pollsters fail the ‘wisdom of the crowd’

  V Pattabhi Ram In his 2004 book, The Wisdom of Crowds James Surowiecki argues that a random group of independently deciding persons is likely to make predictions better than any single member belonging to that group could have done. … Continue reading

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120 days after demonetization

  V Pattabhi Ram A full 120 days after Narendra Modi sprung on a surprised nation his version of financial carpet-bombing (not my words, but the words of the Supreme Court) it’s time to take a look at the fallout. … Continue reading

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V Pattabhi Ram AMMA by Vaasanthi I first saw the book at Crossword and was quite taken aback. What? A book within days of her demise? As I picked the book, I realized there was everything that was wrong with … Continue reading

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