ELECTORAL REFORM: A NEED OF THE HOUR

Democracy disciplined and enlightened is the finest thing in the world. A democracy prejudiced, ignorant, superstitious, will land itself in chaos. – M K Gandhi

  1. INTRODUCTION:

Importance of Elections in the Indian Democracy

“Democracy is Government by the people. It is a continual participative operation, not a cataclysmic, periodic exercise. The little man, in his multitude, marking his vote at the poll does a social audit of his Parliament plus political choice of this proxy. Although the full flower of participative Government rarely blossoms, the minimum credential of popular Government is appeal to the people after every term for a renewal of confidence. So we have adult franchise and general elections as constitutional compulsions. It needs little argument to hold that the heart of the Parliamentary system is free and fair elections periodically held, based on adult franchise, although social and economic democracy may demand much more.” read more

Learn Analytics in 6 steps using SAS and R

Have you wondered how to get started on a career in Analytics and Data Science? To help you take the first step into the world of Analytics and Data Science, I have brought 15 years of Analytics practise into a ‘learn it yourself’ book.

This book teaches you how to do analytics on business data using two very popular software tools, SAS and R. read more

Benefits of creating a Storyboard for Analytics Projects

Storyboards are graphics , generally a series of illustrations or images, much like a comic book. It enables us to understand how the story or situation will unfold.

The idea of storyboarding, was developed at the Walt Disney studio during the early 1930s. An animator with the Walt Disney Studios by the name of Webb Smith came up with the idea of drawing scenes on separate sheets of paper and pinning them up on a bulletin board to tell a story. This concept had evolved from comic book like story sketches . It has become the first draft of movies . Thus, a film storyboard is essentially a large comic book of the film, which helps the film directors and sponsors to visualise and take decisions on the movie. In theatre, a storyboard is frequently used to understand layout of scenes. In business, storyboards are used for planning advertising campaigns, proposals, business presentations with an intent to convince people to take actions. It is a good way to create the business case and is often the stage before the prototype of a technology is created. read more

My 3 key learning in Data Science and BigData

Happy New Year 2016, folks!!
As 2016 sets in, the Analytics domain is in the limelight and Data Scientists are in huge demand. The maturity levels of the market has increased and the emergence of set processes and structured teams has become the norm.
In the Data Science world, the buzz word remains BigData and any Analytics professional worth his salt is keen to understand this domain. I am putting down 3 key points that I have understood.
1. BigData is all around us: – Earlier all documents, images and video / audio files generated in business were stored in physical form in storage units … boxes, vaults etc. Today, most of it is digitized and stored. All government records, business data, application forms with photo and customer / employee documentation, security camera footage … everything is being digitized for easier storage and fast access. read more