Archive for November 3rd, 2014

Book Review: From the Brink of Bankruptcy The DCM Story

November 3, 2014

It is unusual to pick a book which has back cover reviews by likes of Amartya Sen, Ashis Nandy, Meghnad Desai & Ram Charan and still not hear much about the book. So either there is something missing from the book or the reviews are just fancy stuff. In this case it is a bit of both.

Vinay Bharat Ram Scion of DCM group and author of the book is quite a character really. Economics students dream about writing a book and becoming like some ideal economist. In this case, VBR is quite an inspiration himself. Keynes famously said:

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Home prices since 1870 and why Ricardo seems to have been right..

November 3, 2014

Katharina Knoll, Moritz Schularick and Thomas Steger look at home prices since 1870 in 14 countries.

They show how home prices have risen mostly in the second half of 20th century:

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Using art to get your municipality working..

November 3, 2014

Bangalore’s woes over garbage, traffic, water etc continue and get both amusing & frustrating.  Its recent school crisis is making most parents turning really nervous and super angry. ToI conducted a survey recently and exposed the reality of the so called garden and IT city.  The city lacks basics on most counts.

Anyways. some people remain positive and have hope (and inspire as well). Even better, they use their creativity to get the Bangalore municipality working.

Badal Nanjundaswamy is one such person. He uses his artistic skills to great effect to embarrass the municipality and get the work done. He colors the open manholes in this creative way:

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