Author Archives: Pattabhi Ram

About Pattabhi Ram

A chartered accountant by profession, a writer by passion and a teacher by accidental choice.

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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Published in DTNext on Oct 6, 2016 Among the many tug-of-wars between the government, and the rock-star central banker Raghuram Rajan was the latter’s steadfast refusal to drop interest rates. Of course, when he demitted office he partly acquiesced. His … Continue reading

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V Pattabhi Ram From a forthcoming article of mine If the Mahatma were alive today, and if Prime Minister Modi seeks his advice on the strained relationship with Pakistan, what would the Father of the Nation say? We can hazard … Continue reading

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