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Questions from my daughter

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Mahatma Gandhi Facebook and AI

It was daughter-daddy day out yesterday. I had optimistic notions of being able to send out this newsletter after spending some time with her introducing Gandhi to her, on his birthday. It didn’t quite pan out the way I had thought it would.   We went to Mani Bhavan. A house that Mahatma Gandhi frequented during Read more

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Blockchain and Electricity

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Visa, the worlds leading payment processing firm, processes 1700 transactions in a second. They do it in a matter-of-fact manner, within a blink of an eye. Blockchain, through the Bitcoin network, process SEVEN transactions in a second, yes seven. Which is why, the protests and US Congressional hearing even, sounded like an overreaction from an already paranoid world. Read more

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Blockchain News: Education & Law

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Blockchain news in Law and Education

Here is a roundup of interesting stories on Blockchain that got discussed, debated or worked on. Blockchain news and views that caught the eye. 1. The Law joins Blockchain! China’s Supreme Court Rules that Blockchain Can Legally authenticate evidence which is legally binding, as part of newly clarified litigation procedures in the country’s internet courts. The state Read more

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Love Story

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Humanity rising to the kerala floods in 2018

I write this just after getting off the phone speaking to a dear friend. He is helping with the relief effort in Kerala. The magnitude of the calamity does not lend itself to easy estimation of the time or cost of rescue and recovery.  Right now, conjecture with a bunch of assumptions prevail. The only certainties are Read more

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Blockchain District in India

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Blockchain Sightings

Will Telangana, the youngest of Indian states, lead the way for the Blockchain adoption and innovation in India? If the MOU signed by the State of Telangana “to create the first Blockchain District in the country”, is any sign, it is off to a head start. The 50 MOU’s signed at the recently concluded International Blockchain Congress held in Hyderabad and Goa stand as testimony to the progress the domain Read more

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My dad’s jail term

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Leveraging technology to understand human emotions especially if they are dealing with diseases like Parkinson's

My dad died of Parkinson’s disease. It is a cruel disease where all your mental faculties are alive but you can’t move a single muscle. Hands, legs, hips, tongue, eyes..! There were spasms of time, when medicines would unfreeze his muscles for a brief while. The learned man that he was, used one such momentary Read more