Locate, group and up goes performance

This study was based on work done for a bank with rural focus. Most of the branches were established in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. Bank is continuously opening branches in villages. Several (4-10) villages were grouped together to form a cluster. Every cluster had a manager + team to execute day-to-day activities.…

Who is getting the jobs?

Typical process of hiring for technology companies entails 1. Shortlist 1000’s of resumes for each ‘engineering’ college (there are tens of thousands in a single State in India!). Euphemism and glorified narcissism are allowed in resumes. So basically this shortlist = random selection. 2. This is followed by a test for analytical ability; involving setting…

India in this world

Found a recent article about changing population structure of the globe in an Economist article. The article summary : Over past few centuries, the population structure has always been a pyramid – maximum population in 0-10 years and fewer as age increases. In the last 30-40 years, the structure is becoming more flat. Two reasons for this…

A Tale of Two Cities: Urban Transport in India

Motivation There was a very interesting event organised by Urban Transport Ministry. Aim was to create a visualization which gives an insight into transport situation in 15 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Hubli-Dharwad, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Lucknow,Nagpur, Kanpur. Visualization Central theme: General rules seem to govern the way Indian…