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The case for banning opinion polls

A recent academic paper on probability theory shows how beliefs are influenced by interpretations of data rather than the data itself, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. Ever since Indira Gandhi turned......

Why India should be worried even though tiger numbers are up

Image: An Indian Royal Bengal tiger at the South Khairbari nature park near Siliguri. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters   'We are rushing to 'develop' without carefully valuing natural......

Pravasi Special: Friends of India

‘India today has to fight many a battle, all of which cry out for innovation. This is where the experience of the Diaspora could be the most productive well-spring,’ says Shreekant......

What may have gone wrong with AirAsia QZ8501

Don't look for a single cause -- a combination of factors is needed to bring down any plane, says Shakti Lumba, a retired pilot with over 35 years experience.In the hysteria that follows an......

Five truths about India

India's politics has grown more regionalised, yet powerful forces of centralisation remain intact, says Milan Vaishnav, an associate in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for......

Indian economy is growing but Modi's 'achchhe din' far away

As the new regime takes stock after six months, achchhe din (good days) still appear some distance away, notes Devanghsu Datta. Image: India's economy is on growth path. Photograph: Kind Courtesy,......

Why the long-term bullish trend remains intact for markets

Although the current long-term bullish trend is intact, markets are awaiting clarity on the taper and the Assembly election results, says Devangshu Datta. Traders, who cheered when Janet......

COLUMN: SC right to reject Novartis's attempt

Novartis’ threat that it would not introduce new medicines in India after the verdict is hollow, says Anand Grover.While the patients and the generic companies have rejoiced over the Supreme......

'Rajaratnam made millions thanks to Indian-Americans'

Sri Lankan-born billionaire Raj Rajaratnam made $4 million on Hilton stock in a single day after getting tips - in which two Indian-Americans were involved - when the hotel chain was bought by......

Address supply bottlenecks for 9% growth: PMEAC

Projecting acceleration in India's GDP growth to 9% for FY 2011-012, Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister seeks measure to address serious supply bottlenecks.The Economic Advisory Council to......

Where have you heard these songs before?

It's a known fact that Bollywood looks westwards for inspiration for scripts as well as tunes.   The most recent example is the chartbuster song Munni Badnaam Hui from Dabangg,......

Fondly remembering Vishnuvardhan

Aptharakshaka, the late 'Sahasasimha' Vishnuvardhan's 200th Kannada film is all set to hit the theatres. On the occasion of its release, the popular actor's family, friends, co-stars and......

No new films? Watch these classics

The producers-multiplex feud shows no sign of ending, and new releases keep off theatres until the end of May. But don't fret, this is the time to catch up on those classic DVDs! We asked some......

CL: Anelka hits two as Chelsea cruise in Copenhagen

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka offered a reminder of his striking prowess on Tuesday with both goals in a comfortable 2-0 win over FC Copenhagen in their Champions League last 16, first leg match.......

India look to seal the series in fourth ODI

Having gained a 2-1 lead after registering back-to-back victories in the last two games against the Proteas, India go into the fourth ODI at Port Elizabeth seeking to clinch their first-ever series......

Images: India steamroll Kiwis in Nagpur

Spinners Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha wreaked havoc on a turning track as India recorded one of their most convincing Test wins by thrashing New Zealand by an innings and 198 runs in third and......

Technophobe FIFA look ever more isolated

FIFA's refusal to use technology to help decide on close calls has left soccer isolated in major international sport, clinging to the idea that human error is somehow preferable to computer-backed......

Images: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils

Mumbai Indians stumper Chandan Madan (15), playing in his first game in the IPL, began proceedings against Delhi Daredevils with a couple of boundaries in the first over by Ashish Nehra. Sachin......

  People speak for data interpretation ever

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Q. Which category you consider yourself to be an expert in?
:  A. I have never considered myself as an expert. You are aware that sometime back in January when Rediff wanted to add me as an expert here on the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-category-you-consider-yourself-to-be-an-expert-in//answers/15428961

Jack Johnson
Q. Do you follow your head or your heart?
Jack Johnson:  A. Most of us have a critical inner voice that tells us were stupid, not good enough, that were too fat, thin, loud, quietWe all have a voice inside...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-you-follow-your-head-or-your-heart/15423498/answers/15222845

Prasoon Sinha
Q. The concept of God has been quite comforting to people flooded with unknowns.Do you think the relevance of this cocept to fade in near future as the content of knowledge grows with the mankind?
Prasoon Sinha:  A. God is a feeling of people, a perception, a belief which is an abstract entity. Science has nothing to do with abstract things. Even a theorem is...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-concept-of-god-has-been-quite-comforting-to-people-flood/15222753/answers/14734440

Ramsingh Sachan
Q. Carbon di oxide was trapped in the form of fossil fuels, we are releasing it in the atmosphere causing global warming. Natural wealth of this Mother Earth was lying as fixed deposits under her crust..we are digging that wealth unscrupulously. The global warming is melting the ice-cap over polar regions, causing rise in ocean levels and releasing frozen methane which is another gas of greenhouse effect...and with all this... we say we are progressing...Is it correct?
Ramsingh Sachan:  A. Like the bad programmers who derive thrill by writingcomputer viruses, many bad scientists derive thrill bywriting sensational pseudo scientific...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/carbon-di-oxide-was-trapped-in-the-form-of-fossil-fuels-we-a/14723213/answers/12884135

gajanan wamanacharya
Q. what is the uses of bigbang experment explain about this experment
Gajanan Wamanacharya:  A. Physicists around the world, some in pajamas and others with champagne, celebrated the first tests on Wednesday of a huge particle-smashing machine...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-uses-of-bigbang-experment-explain-about-this-exp/12526654/answers/10975951

  Web results for Data Interpretation Ever
T C A Anant

Interview with Chief Stastician, Govt of India Ishan Bakshi January 31, 2015 Last Updated at 00:18 IST As the country's economic growth stands... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/we-are-getting-information-from-more-robust-sources-t-c-a-anant-115013100022_1.html
Lessons from the Swiss franc explosion

The Swiss National Bank's decision to remove the three-year cap preventing the Swiss franc from appreciating against the euro caused turmoil in the... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/B1XmnVbTKiAmiMMBOIA82L/Lessons-from-the-Swiss-franc-explosion.html
At SC, appeals reign supreme

The Supreme Court (SC) seems to have lost its original character, as a recent analysis points to the growing number of routine appeals being... ...

http://www.financialexpress.com/article/fe-columnist/at-sc-appeals-reign-supreme/36791/
InstantCriminalChecks.com Launched Redesigned Website

InstantCriminalChecks.com launched a new, redesigned website in order to create a better experience for its customers. InstantCriminalChecks.com... ...

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IBM Research and Mars, Incorporated Launch Pioneering Effort to Drive Advances in Global Food Safety

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) and Mars, Incorporated today established the Consortium... ...

http://www.itnewsonline.com/prnewswire/IBM-Research-and-Mars-Incorporated-Launch-Pioneering-Effort-to-Drive-Advances-in-Global-Food-Safety/361933

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