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Some time back I wrote about how algorithms are changing our world, affecting several professions. This is a sequel of sorts to that post: this time, the topic of fascination is algorithms (more to context statistical models) in sports, specifically in prediction of winning teams.
Algorithms captured popular imagination when statistician Nate Silver correctly predicted

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Very recently I was in a moaning session about how inflation was consuming all our salaries, how we were unable to recruit good JavaScript developers and how we don’t have any good Indian start-ups building exciting tech-products to command a sexy web presence.
I was telling the unfortunate moanee (I was the moaner in case

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NASA could learn from ISRO

Typically, I don’t directly link to a post without at least adding my take on the topic – but this one is too good to pass.
Adam Minter from Bloombergview believes that NASA – organization responsible for inspiring countless Hollywood movies – could learn something from ISRO. Before you get excited, note that Adam does

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Ok this is not really a lengthy post – just wanted to share a great app I found yesterday.
Flutterapp is a small application that you download and install on your PC/Mac. The app then switches on your webcam and voila… you can now start / stop your music if you ‘show’ your palm to

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I read about this really cool piece of engineering recently.. the only difference was that this engineering was for a shirt!!! If you like in Mumbai, chances are that you are very familiar with this bodily function called ‘Sweating’. It happens to all of us and if you take the train to work (in Mumbai),