Driverless cars are no longer a fantasy. Despite being far from general purpose use, this technology is evolving leaps and bounds, thanks to players like Google and Tesla making steady progress on this technology. As the technology evolves and enters into public life, several legal and moral issues are going to crop up. The recent… Continue reading Driverless Cars: Moral and Legal Considerations
Swachh Bharat Campaign: My Thoughts
Now that (apparently) the initial euphoria around the Swachh Bharat initiative has died down and people are settling back to their normal course of action, here are my thoughts on this great initiative. The Swachh Bharat initiative is my long term wish for India come true. The moment I set my foot on western hemisphere… Continue reading Swachh Bharat Campaign: My Thoughts
Dr. Barry Devlin ( @BarryDevlin ) presented a webinar this morning on ACM Learning Center ( @acmeducation ). This talk titled “The Marriage of BI and Big Data” is based on Barry’s book – Business unIntelligence: Insight and Innovation beyond Analytics and Big Data. Business unIntelligence discusses how the trends in Analytics and Big Data… Continue reading Business unIntelligence
Hyderabad Bicycling Club (HBC) and World Wildlife Fund organized Bicyclone-3, the eco-friendly cycle ride today. The response was awesome. Good to see so many school kids turning up for this event. I opted to rent a bike for this 20km ride, so that I could avoid the 30km commute to/from the venue. That turned out… Continue reading Bicyclone-3
Currency recalls in a note folding economy
The Reserve Bank of India issued a notice to recall currency notes prior to 2005 in an effort to curb black money in the country. It first issued a notice in January 2014 on modalities of the recall. Then it extended the deadline for recall till January 01st, 2015. While the intent and rationale behind… Continue reading Currency recalls in a note folding economy
Do you want to supersize that drug?
I am a big ibuprofen fan for all sprains and related inflammations. The ibuprofen strips in our medical cabinet usually expire before they get consumed and we throw it away, just like we threw away that strip of 200mg dose of ibuprofen last month. Having a backup of a strip of 400mg dose, I didn’t… Continue reading Do you want to supersize that drug?
What happens when a premier academic institution teams up with the City of cyclists? You see one of the best inventions getting now into mass production. MIT’s SENSEable City Lab and City of Copenhagen bring us a pedal assist electric system called the Copenhagen Wheel. The wheel can be retrofitted almost on any bicycle. Superpedestrian,… Continue reading Copenhagen Wheel
Independence Day Fireworks
This year, I am in Bay Area during US Independence Day and it is fireworks time. RK, Chaitanya and myself headed out to the Santa Clara City Community Center’s fire works show on Independence Day. The weather is warm and nice. We got decent parking at El Camino and Kiely. About half-a-mile’s walk from there… Continue reading Independence Day Fireworks
House Of Cards
I am not a big fan of watching TV series, except for random watching of shows like AFV or special interest shows like National Geographic. However, when Netflix announced House Of Cards (here), I got a little more curious than usual. Part of the reason is the presence of Kevin Spacey, the actor who left… Continue reading House Of Cards
Replublic Day 2013
My Republic Day morning is spent at SA Palm Meadows. After a brief session of Squash, I headed to the flag hoisting ceremony organized by the community. This short and sweet function is attended by residents of our community – from all age groups. The sequence of events included flag hoisting, message by the President… Continue reading Replublic Day 2013