The biggest factor that distinguishes humans from the other species that inhabit planet earth, is the big brain. Our brain has amazing processing power and storage capabilities unlike other species. When groups of humans work in tandem, the positive feedback leads to wonders. The amount of change... (more) Democracy, as famously opined, is the rule "by the people", "of the people", and "for the people". Elections are a critical part of democratic systems of governance and this post primarily deals with the election part of the democratic system.
However, has the practice of elections been always ... (more)
It is often taken that chess players are among the most intelligent lot. Patriotic Indian media is seen to cite the name of Anand when we talk about "thought gurus" of the modern era. But, well, do chess players really need to be thought of as super-intelligent. Of course, they could well be; but... (more)