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The Straight Dope FAQ on Indian Elections 2009

Or what news­pa­pers and media will not tell you about the 2009 Indi­an Par­lia­men­tary Elec­tion. Will the new gov­ern­ment go in for reform? Absolute­ly! Though there may be a slight dif­fer­ence between what every­one under­stands by reform and what the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Dubai: World’s Trade Center?

These images tell a sto­ry. The Twin Tow­ers, a sym­bol of US cap­i­tal­is­tic super­pow­er, have col­lapsed. The US is busy fight­ing the war against ter­ror. In the mean­while, Burj Dubai, the tallest free stand­ing struc­ture in the world, just reached … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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High Cost Locust Alert!

While India may be an attrac­tive low-cost out­sourc­ing des­ti­na­tion, it is also an attrac­tive des­ti­na­tion for locusts! The UN’s Food and Agri­cul­tur­al Orga­ni­za­tion has warned of a locust threat in India and Pak­istan: Recent heavy rain­fall in Pak­istan and west­ern … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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India and China in the Offshoring Race

Inter­est­ing para­dox­i­cal news on this front today. Around a month back, For­rester research came out with a report titled “China’s Dimin­ish­ing Off­shore Role”. “When For­rester first looked at China’s off­shore and glob­al deliv­ery mod­el (GDM) role near­ly two years ago, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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e-Literacy or Obliteracy

India’s Ker­ala state gov­ern­ment is count­ing on open-source soft­ware to boost its IT lit­er­a­cy rate. “Ker­ala has always been a leader in lit­er­a­cy, and now we want to make Ker­ala a leader in e-lit­er­a­­cy,” said Ker­ala Chief Min­is­ter V. S. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Basket of Crabs: Socialist Economy

Received this in an email for­ward, and it’s quite enlight­en­ing! Remind­ed me of the bas­ket of crab the­o­ry: if you have a bas­ket full of live crabs, you don’t need to cov­er the lid! You know why? Well, the one … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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