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This blog discusses the experiences of a consulting professional currently working at EmPower Research, a firm that provides decision support services to clients through offices in NYC, San Francisco and Bangalore, India.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The fight between, hold your breath, tau vs. pi unveiled. Nice to see such interest in math! Not funny at all!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Very encouraging news. Genetic editing can help cure hemophilia. Awesome.
GABA, an amino acid, has been successfully used to reverse Type I Diabetes in mice. Human beings are next. Cool!

Monday, June 27, 2011

My LinkedIn network looks like this. Thanks all for your help in this wonderful journey called life :-)
Australia takes on Big Tobacco via a policy of unbranded ciggy packaging. Way to go, Oz - hope it saves lives.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bangladesh leads rural solar power adoption with 1M households. Quite commendable, India can we learn from this?
Announcing a pot which heats your food and charges your cellphone. Serious stuff, thanks to a Japanese firm.
Our oceans are under threat, says a new study. Human impact stated to be the 6th mass extinction event on Earth.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Quite a hilarious take at how impractical and ludicrous the US licensing system is, for some professions. A riot.
My opinion on the changing media landscape and how my firm empowers clients in their decisions in this scenario.
DYK how Siberia is going to power China's growth in the future? By turning water to cash through dams! Read on.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pasta is world's most fav food (meat, rice & pizza) - cheap, easy, long-lasting and can be made anywhere.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Scientists make a drug to prime dormant cells for heart repair on its own! ETA for humans - 10 yrs. Awesome news.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Looks like I am NOT a vegetarian I thought I was, going by this article and an earlier one. What can I say? :-(

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Yippee - completed the Majja Run in an ordinary timeline of 1 hour. Sadly, while it was fun, disappointed to see lack of civic sense in the process. Why India, why?
Proud to be part of the World 10K marathon. Running/walking along with a vibrant Indian workforce makes me quite proud! Such a joy to be part of this country. Jai Hind!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wow - DYK there are 185 products that use pig parts. Wow. Is that good or bad? That's for you to decide. :-)
Very provocative PoV by the 37Signals CEO on how to improve productivity and creativity at office. Would U agree?

Friday, June 3, 2011

A new genre of Qs emerge as quiz masters try to "Google-proof" questions to beat smartphones aka cheating aids!
Balancing ubiquitous computing and cyber-attacks is quite a challenging problem statement for a CTO. Very true.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Confirmed again that blogging is effective in making the police department work on your complaint. Nice read.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

If one can hyperlink in Twitter using Ctrl+K, approx. 15% more content can be included. Bye bye to URL shorteners. When will this happen?
UNICEF paid $757M in 2010 for 2.5B doses of vaccines to 58% of world's children in 99 nations. Sharing prices.
DYK beer is NOT classified as an alcoholic drink in Russia? No wonder it is the world's 4th largest market.