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Ananda Mahto
Works at Karadi Path Education Company Pvt. Ltd
Attended University of California, Santa Barbara
Lives in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Thea's Tree gets a mention on brainpickings.org :-)
"Go plant this seed... And give it water and love and conversation." For the tellers of ancient myths, trees project the secret life of t
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Videos from the "One and the Two" CDs...
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Rockin' music from Santa Barbara's creative punk/hardcore scene back in the early 1990s :-)
From the liner notes: PICNIC WITH A GUN: An Introduction. As every band is, we are often asked to describe our music. We've done so in a variety of different ways. We've listed our influences, comp...
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Another fun Diego Stocco video :-)
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splitstackshape V1.4.0 for R released!

#package #CRAN
splitstackshape: Stack and Reshape Datasets After Splitting Concatenated Values. Online data collection tools like Google Forms often export multiple-response questions with data concatenated in cells. The concat.split (cSplit) family of functions splits such data into separate cells.
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+Ananda Mahto thank you Ananda, it helps alot
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Watch Karadi Path's promo video describing the what, why, and how of our college-level "Magic English" program! #KaradiPath
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Ambika's henna hands...
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To complement the videos from this morning. #dreamchimney #prophecyconnection
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These guys have popped up on the walls all over our neighborhood with all of the rains we have been having...
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Version 1.4.0 of "splitstackshape" is almost ready for CRAN, but BDR rejected it because my titles were too long, had sentence capitalization, and ended with a period :-(

Edit... re-build... re-upload....
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Other than that, fantastic package!
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Amy's working paper on "Barriers to Basic Banking" has been posted to the National Stock Exchange website.

Here's the abstract:

We conducted an experiment in urban South India to examine the barriers faced by customers in purchasing a low-cost savings product. We found that banks have a high ability to influence financial access outcomes, even when product availability and eligibility rules are non-discretionary. Nearly all banks refused to market the regulator-mandated basic accounts, despite the customers being atypically persistent in asking for “basic accounts”. Additionally, in more than half (55%) of the bank branches visited, customers were turned away when they attempted to negotiate for an alternative, affordable savings product: in half of the cases, the bank refused to accept the customer’s valid identity or address proof, while in the other half of the cases, the bank refused to market an alternative low-cost product. For the accounts that were opened, the banks demanded excessive identity and address documents, withheld key information about the product’s terms and fees, and imposed significant time, effort, and incidental costs on the customers. Given the benefits of low-cost accounts and their linkage to the Indian government’s broader financial inclusion goals, our findings suggest a need for careful monitoring and targeted enforcement of India’s financial inclusion policy implementation.

And the direct link:

http://www.nseindia.com/research/content/NSE-IFMR_Paper_5.pdf
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+Janakiraman N , I agree the situation is likely to be quite different for rural banks. One might still need to explore the semi-urban branches though. I don't think that there is anything surprising about the results, just that it was interesting to actually document this in a "mystery shopper" sort of manner. The responses by some of the bank representatives--the way they were treating the potential customers--was in some cases quite horrible, from what I've heard.
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R, open source software, desktop publishing, design, writing, training
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  • Karadi Path Education Company Pvt. Ltd
    General Manager: Product and Training, 2013 - present
  • Tata-Dhan Academy, Madurai
    Faculty, 2009 - 2013
  • People's Self-Help Housing, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Centre for Microfinance, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Shandong University, China
  • Coast Blueprint and Art Supplies Co, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Asian Student Center, Allston, MA
  • Approach International Student Center, Allston, MA
  • Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
  • JFK School of Government, Cambridge, MA
  • King Open Extended Day, Cambridge, MA
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India - Trinidad, West Indies - Santa Barbara, California - Jinan, Shandong Province, China - Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Ananda Mahto has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master's degree in education--emphasizing in curriculum development and instruction--from the University of Phoenix. He taught English in China for six months and returned to the United States to work as the programme designer and coordinator for an after-school programme at a low-income housing community. He has also taught English and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to adults. 

He currently works at the Karadi Path Education Company Pvt. Ltd as general manager of product and training, where he oversees a range of products designed to improve English language acquisition.
Education
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    Economics
  • University of Phoenix
    Education: Curriculum Design and Instruction
  • Boston Language Institute
  • Santa Barbara City College
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