Monthly Archives: March 2014

India Population Statistics

The Indian population as of 2011 is roughly 1.2 Billion. The estimate for the world population is 7.1 Billion (that’s a big number!), hence India constitutes around 17% of the world population. The population was 361 Million in the year … Continue reading

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A Simple Pricing Mechanism

What are the factors which determine the selling price of a particular good? This is something we wonder from time to time, mainly when we have to pay for something. “Movie tickets are really costly these days.” “Smart-phones are getting … Continue reading

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Surveys and Sampling

Surveys are a good mechanism to gather information about people’s opinions and habits. Surveys work on the principle of sampling; if you want an estimate of people’s opinion, you don’t have to ask each one of them; asking a small … Continue reading

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Astrology

Everyone has encountered astrology at some time or the other. Roughly speaking, astrology pertains to analysis of a person’s qualities and events in life, based on his time of birth. Apparently, the objects in the solar system – the sun, … Continue reading

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Identifying the Better Player

We have earlier looked at one aspect of game design – fault tolerance. Let us look at another – identifying the better player. This is the extent to which a game allows the better player to win. Each game requires … Continue reading

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