Satyamev Jayate – Is ANYBODY in South India Watching?

After reading the umpteenth article about Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate, I decided it was finally time to do some good old fashioned digging, using Google Trends. All trend graphs in this post are for query term “satyamev jayate”. I might dig into episode-specific query terms in a subsequent post. Changing the time frame to “Last …

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Global Online Education Trends and its import for India

[Editor’s Note: This is the first of a 2/3-part series on online education trends and what it means for India. Part 2 will look at trends in the online high school and higher education verticals.] A young girl’s illustrated primer Science fiction novelists must be among the underappreciated visionaries of our times. A strong diet …

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Some GDP and health trends from Gapminder

A friend alerted me to Gapminder.org a while ago and today I finally sampled some of their amazing datasets via their nifty Trendalyzer. If you haven’t heard of Gapminder, their mission statement should catch your attention: Fighting the most devastating myths by building a fact-based world view that everyone understands. Their website describes Gapminder as …

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