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Sanitation in India

Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, one stated that good sanitation is much more important than Independence. Almost 150 years later, Our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi now says that building toilets is a priority over building temples. Hopefully, with active initiatives led by the central government, one can hope to see an Open-Defecation free … Continue reading

IndiChange Campaign-Milaap

Milaap is a not-for-profit micro-financing organization that has helped set up a wonderful platform for hardworking borrowers across India to connect with potential donors across the globe who are willing to make a contribution and take them one step closer to achieving their goals. While it is very similar to RangDe, (where I worked for … Continue reading

2012 in review-The WordPress Report

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get … Continue reading

The Pareto Principle

The Pareto Principle

The Pareto Principle is a general observation that most things in life aren’t distributed evenly. The 80-20 rule or Pareto principle as it is known today came about after an Italian economist Vilfred Pareto, made the observation that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. More generally, it can … Continue reading

The ‘Knight’s Tour’ Problem

The ‘Knight’s Tour’ Problem

The Knight tour is a mathematical problem where through a sequence of moves according to the rules of chess, a knight placed on any square, moves across the board visiting each square exactly once. The swiss mathematician, Leonhard Euler is credited with coming up with the first suitable solutions to this problem in the late … Continue reading

ACWR-2011

ACWR-2011

Our University hosted the First International Conference on Wireless Technologies for Humanitarian Relief at our Campus here from December 18-21. The Tutorials on the first day were held at the Medical School in Kochi while the next 3 days were held here.  For more info on the Conference read up  here. On the first day, … Continue reading

World Car-Free Day

World Car-Free Day

September 22nd is World Car-Free Day. As a part of spreading awareness on this day, the Amrita Sanjeevani Association of our campus organised a 10km Cycle Rally, from Karunagapally to Amritapuri. I have been an active part of some of Sanjeevani’s activities in the past two years, and decided to participate in the Cycle Rally … Continue reading