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Vivek Srinivasan
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Author, "Delivering Public Services Effectively: Tamil Nadu & Beyond"
Author, "Delivering Public Services Effectively: Tamil Nadu & Beyond"

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Is there someone in this feed who has experimented with Single Page Application frameworks using JavaScript? Perhaps AngularJs? If yes, I'd love to chat with you for a few minutes about an application we are trying to develop. In theory, AngularJs seems to be the way to go, but I'd like to hear it from someone who has mucked around with it. Thank you in advance.

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A Spider's web on a dewy morning
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The call for papers is out for the ICTD conference 2016.  It is likely to be of interest for many of you.  Please visit the link below for further details.

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AAP's political financing controversy: My take

With days to go for the Delhi state election of 2015, a group called the Aap Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM) held a press conference to expose 4 checks of Rs. 50 lakh each (a very substantial sum) that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had got from companies that…

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I got a surprise mail from Oxford University Press that they have released a digital version of my book.  When I first asked them about it, I was told that OUP releases only a selection of books in e-book formats.  Happy that they decided to do with mine :)  This should give a lot of people in academic institutions access to the book in quick time.

I just got an email saying that a class action suite was initaited against HSBC for placing automated phone calls to people's cell phones.  I am supposed to have received one such call.  For this, HSBC has agreed to pay the class action suite a sum of $39,975,000.  Compared to this, the total compensation paid by Union Carbide for the Bhopal disaster was about 900 million USD, in today's terms.  The injustice of that is infuriating.

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Aiddata .org provides over 1 million data points of information on aid flows from a large range of donors, creating an unprecedented level of transparency about international aid.  The information covers most official aid bodies (e.g. DFID, USAID, et al)…

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UReport Uganda is an initiative to do SMS-based polling among a large number of Ugandan citizens on different topics weekly.  The service boasts an impressive subscriber base of over 2,50,000 people as of Oct 2014.  While the base is large, the poll data…
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