Sunday, February 23, 2014

1984, 1993, 2002: Mass violence in India

Recently, there has been a bit of a flutter in the Indian media regarding an interview given by Rahul Gandhi, heir to the Nehru-Gandhi family legacy and potential prime ministerial candidate from the Congress party  in the upcoming 2014 elections. At issue was a question put to him by the interviewer, asking him to compare two of the most horrendous episodes of collective violence in independent India.
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Sunday, February 02, 2014

Economic snapshots

There are several different ways in which we can view the relative economic performance of countries. A selection of graphs based on the World Development Indicators (compiled by the World Bank) reveals interesting patterns. All of this is made remarkably easy thanks to Google Public Data. The graphs tell interesting stories, but I have often been surprised at how different people interpret the same data, so I'll refrain from adding my commentary and see if readers come up with any interesting comments on the data, my selection of graphs, as well as my choice of countries for the graphs.

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