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The Broad Mind | Digital Odisha

By Aditya Dash Accesibility of knowledge is the great equaliser in society. You can read this because you know how to read English. Imagine the internet content available for people who cannot read English? What if you can only read Oriya? The scope for accessing the vast ocean of knowledge on the internet is severely […]

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Sumpolites | The giant among teachers

The lessons that Dr. Radhakrishnan taught about teaching itself is far more valuable than the subjects he taught. My paternal grandfather loved to tell tales, tall tales, odd tales and vividly descriptive tales. Late evenings after dinner used to be story time, he used to sit in his rocking chair, his rich baritone voice describing […]

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RQ | The problem with precedence

One common bureaucratic practice across bureaucracies and across countries is that of “precedence”. If a certain action has “precedence” and the results of that preceding actions have been broadly good, that action immediately becomes kosher. However, from the point of view of logical consistency, there are several problems with this procedure. The first issue is […]

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RQ | Comparing Airline Pricing across countries

The WSJ reports, based on a survey, that airline prices are cheapest in India (HT: Nitin Pai). They evaluate the cost of flying in terms of cost per 100 km. The usual ridiculous comparisons that go with any such article are present in full here – they compare the per kilometer cost of flying to train […]