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Issues with calculating VVPAT Sample Size

Auditing VVPATs has been a headline issue in this election season. A delegation of 22 political parties requested the Election Commission to tally the EVM votes with the VVPAT slips for 50% of the booths in each constituency. The Election Commission rejected the request, leaving the delegation to move the Supreme Court with the same …

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Some thoughts on rising intolerance, paranoia and plain irrationality

I tend to have very strong opinions, so my contempt for the increasing “stupidification” of India is hardly a secret. This is a cause for alarm, because it is indeed contagious. Political views, gender, caste, class, religion are not barriers to this epidemic. The reason for it is the natural human tendency to reply in …

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Uttarakhand floods: Horror resides in this valley

This article has been translated from a first person account originally in Hindi in Amar Ujala http://www.amarujala.com/news/states/uttarakhand/dehradun/now-horror-staying-in-the-valley/ by Ved Vilas Uniyal and Surendra Puri We reach Harshil around noon. Harshil-Dharali, famous for scenic natural beauty and apple orchards is a ghost village. Everyone is subdued by catastrophe and scenes of devastation lie in all directions. …

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InkLab – A film inspired by Shaheed Bhagat Singh, denied Censor Certificate

If you remember our earlier appreciative publishing of the indie film Inklab and the interview with Dr. Gaurav Chhabra that followed, we are glad to share that the film was widely appreciated. But once it came to the “real world”, it ran into trouble – specifically, trouble with our nitpicking, politically meddling censor board. A …

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The government’s thirst for Internet Control

“While governments can impose curfew to bring ‘offline’ life to a halt in times of emergency, why is it unacceptable to do so ‘online’?” asked @pragmatic_d This obviously refers to the government’s increasing inclination to police internet use in India in the name of security. The question was the trigger for months and months of …

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