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27 February 2016 16:13

A BENGAL BLUEPRINT

Dr. Praveen Patil

This was the gist of the letter written by Maulana Muzaffar Shams Balkhi, a ‘Sufi’ saint in 1397 and it was addressed to Ghiyath al-Din Azam Shah, the third Sultan of the first Ilyas Shahi dynasty of Bengal. This letter also serves as a window to the prevailing demographic state of Bengal at the start of 15th century after 200 years of Islamic rule....



ECONOMIC

08 June 2015 14:37

Maggi, Maruti, Mandal and Mandir: the dying 80

Dr. Praveen Patil

On a trip to Mexico in 1982, India’s then Information and Broadcasting minister, Vasant Sathe, discovered a communication strategy developed by Miguel Sabido of producing “telenovelas” (soap opera of the socialist world order) to promote social change and national development. Socialism of that era believed in these grand gestures of national magnitude that were supposed to alter societies through cultural manifestations and India’s “progressive thinkers” were no exception to such grandiosity. 


ECONOMIC

16 April 2015 16:11

JAMES BOND COMMISSIONER, SUPERMAN HOME MINISTER AND THE JILTED LOVE FOR HONESTY

Dr. Praveen Patil

“Forensic experts could not come to a conclusion on the possible reason for the death (of IAS officer, D.K. Ravi)” a police officer has stated (in newspapers today) after going through the preliminary autopsy report at Victoria hospital. Probably, Victoria hospital’s doctors, forensic experts and investigators are all incompetent because just by looking at the body our very own James Bond, M.N. Reddi, the Bengaluru police commissioner, 


ECONOMIC

16 April 2015 15:43

CAN MODI CONQUER THE DRAGON?

Dr. Praveen Patil

Ever since the sudden collapse of Soviet Union in the very early 90’s, there has been a large community of futurologists and political commentators who have tried with varying degrees of failure to predict the imminent breakdown of the only other remaining communist superpower, China. The inherent problem with such predictions is that no one can accurately time their assumptions about authoritarian regimes because of fundamental lack of political metrics 


ECONOMIC

16 April 2015 14:02

THE CASE FOR AN INDIAN RIGHT INTELLECTUAL ECOSYSTEM

Dr. Praveen Patil

From early morning, enormous crowds gathered to catch a last glimpse of their departed leader. People had started arriving in special trains from Poona and the entire area from Crawford market to Dhobi Talao was filled with a sea of sad humanity. All the mills and most of the markets were closed. It was as if the whole of Bombay had gathered together that day.


ECONOMIC

27 July 2012 14:34

Impact Of Drought On Electoral Politics Of India

Dr. Praveen Patil

Among all the elections held in democratic India, 2004 elections have been the most unique in nature for the stunning outcome that confounded everybody. It was unprecedented in India’s electoral history, for every pandit, political observer, psephologist got it wrong. Ever since, there have been myriad attempts to explain the results of 2004 by many schools of thought and a wide spectrum of opinions have sprung up among the intelligentsia and the internet warriors alike


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Dr.Praveen Patil

Is the founder and CEO of 5Forty3 Datalabs. He is India’s foremost psephologist and demographic scientist.


Sandeep Balakrishna

Is a passionate researcher and storyteller with a longtime focus on India’s Socio, Political and Economic journey.


Sampath Iyengar

Is a global business leader, entrepreneur and strategy specialist with over 25 years of leadership experience.

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