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Nikhil Kulkarni
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Does Capital Punishment help reduce crime?
I just read this news article in reaction to the Government's decision to allow courts to award the death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. The government's decision comes in the wake of nationwide protests against child r...

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Role models and future of a country
There have been a lot of controversies of late - a movie which wad claimed to have twisted historical facts, a caste-based protest, a politically influenced crime or a water sharing issue. In all these cases, facts elude the public and the vote always remai...

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Bookstore of the future has arrived
I had written about an aspirational bookstore idea almost 2.5 years ago - I am glad that the idea is taking root and no other thanthe big daddy of e-commerce Amazon has come up with physical bookstores which encompass some of the ideas I proposed in my orig...

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Bookstore of the future has arrived

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Messaging / Social Apps and their impact on deep thinking, reactionism and fake news
Those of us who were (little) early to the Internet party in India would find the current forwarding and fake news culture on Whatsapp / Facebook similar to what ranting & flaming on newsgroups (e-groups) used to be in the early 2000s. However, newsgroups, ...

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Checklist for product developers to market products
Stepahnie Hurlburt, a Graphics Engineer & Entrepreneur has tweeted a very useful checklist for software developers releasing Open Source products and tools to help in their adoption. I think the checklist can be used by all product developers / marketers to...

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Why is it hard to scale a services business?
Jim Collins has been researching and writing about the Flywheel as a value of enterprises. For those who may not know, here his most famous illustration - the Amazon Flywheel. Lower prices led to more customer visits. More customers increased the volume of ...

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Presidential Election under the Indian Constitution <br/> <small>Addendum: Why is the Indian Constitution Unique </small>
I have mentioned in past that "If the Indian constitution is a copy of the British and American systems, it’s the most intelligent and well customised copy ever made" Today, I discovered another small tid-bit of a quirk adopted by the makers of the Indian c...

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Where the individual feels Independent!
Where News is not fake  And opinion is not biased; Where no temple, mosque, Gurdwara or Church, feels the need to use loudspeakers,  to practice their faith;  Where no one retiring from constitutional position, feels the need to voice concerns for, safety o...
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