There should be great relief over the lengthy election process coming to an end. The relief is for a large number of political parties, thousands of candidates, the Election Commission and of course, to the public. Spread over two months, especially during the sweltering heat of summer, the process appeared

CSK, MI and Dhoni

The slugfest between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings has shades of the Ashes battle and fans of the two clubs love to hate each other. Here's a sample exchange. • Hey, we are champs. • 1-0 • Come to Chennai. We will see. • 2-0 • Qualifierla vaanga • 3-0 • Finalla vechu pathudomla. • 4-0 • Next year


Exit polls are based on a statistical sampling method adopted in many scientific activities. The basis for exit polls is a perfectly-tested scientific method. The randomly selected subject may deliberately cheat in exit polls which is not possible with scientific entities! Another potential problem could be the sampling size. In

Engineering robots’ minds STEM)…

India has always supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics but the criticism has been that the education is too theoretical. More recently, there is a welcome shift towards making these more practical, fun and experiential. In particular, robotics competitions, catering from elementary schools to colleges, have been one of the

The thrill of the challenge

Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) constitute the next generation of Electric Vehicles (EVs). Europe and the USA have increased their interest in autonomous vehicles. Basically an extension to EVs, this attracted attention primarily to cut down on accidents. Collateral benefits relate to ease-of-parking, growth of shared mobility and eventually less traffic, reduced cost


The capital market watchdog, the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has acted tough against the National Stock Exchange (NSE) over an algorithmic trading scam. The order pushes back NSE’s Rs.10000 crore IPO. In five distinct orders, SEBI has punched the NSE, its two former managing directors Ravi Narain and Chitra