Author: Quantta

Our planet has an economy worth approximately US $77 Trillion. With 7.4 billion people this is a Per Capita of $10,000. Most of us could live a comfortable life, on average. Our world is growing at 3.4% per annum. The population is growing at 1.1% per annum. At current rates, our Per Capita will grow. Currently there is social and economic disparity. This is emphasized...

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NOT SO ARTIFICIAL AFTER ALL   I was born in the 20th century. They say the year 1900 rolled around unremarkable in many ways and unnoticed by a large swathe of humanity. In fact, in many parts of the world the year 1900 was not even recognized as so, with mankind still yet to appreciate the benefits of a universally accepted Roman calendar. Remarkable eventswere to occur in the...

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The current government is trying hard to change the ways Indians Bank, or let’s say the average Indian Banks. As per 2011 Census, a mere 59% households in India availed banking service (54% in rural India and 68% in urban India) showing a very sorry state of affair. A super power of tomorrow, India needs to pave its way towards a cashless economy and for...

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189 UN countries had first met in 2000, to free themselves of extreme poverty and other deprivations. They met again a decade later to recommit themselves to expedite the process and meet targets by 2015. Now, just a few month short of 2016, the  world is approaching a milestone, all UN member countries are working hard to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline of...

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Sometime the facts can be baffling. As per NSSO in 2012, 98.3% of rural households and 93.5% of urban households have reported owning some kind of physical or financial assets. What is baffling is that nearly all households in rural India also apparently own some form of assets, which begs the question, how is this possible when poverty levels are so high. Moreover its bewildering...

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In spite of the IT and ecommerce bubbly boom, the truth is that India is still dependent on the agriculture sector as a mean to keep its citizens employed (especially in its disguised form). The truth remains unchanged even though the sectors contribution to the GDP coffers is menial. The facts – A majority of India’s population depend directly or indirectly depends on agriculture for...

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The world has 7.3 billion humans; this figure is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion by the beginning of the next century. More than one third of these people live in China and India. ‘Population explosion’, India’s Population- a ticking bomb’ ‘population juggernaut’ are some of the terms we have been associating with India and India’s population growth. I remember...

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In India everything is a taboo, even discussion on basic life requirement like hygiene and sanitation are more often than not shooed off.  The rich and educated urban population is just not interested in talking about uhhh… such dirty and filthy topics. While the poor urban is still struggling to match the rich urban lifestyle and doesn’t have time to talk. Oh and the poor...

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Working in a start-up is an exhilarating event in itself. Clearly it is not for the faint hearted as it is much like being on a roller coaster ride. You will be scared at the beginning, but the experience is worth the nervousness at the start. Here you have no fixed job description, there is just one bottom line that the company needs to be at...

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In the pre-historic era our forefathers used fire to light their houses. With evolution came other sources like clay lamps, candles, oil lamps etc. Today in urban and metropolitan cities we use electricity in our houses, but for the poor villages this is still a dream. While we have taken 24*7 electricity supply for granted, the government is working hard to erase the urban-rural dichotomy. One-fourth...

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