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Prateek posted an opinion to a discussionSep, 02 2016

The Olympics Cost Cities Dearly And Rio Is No Exception

Fantastic illustration of a golden goose tale. The IOC can keep plugging away the traditional way but then it will become an event exclusively hosted by undemocratic states. Olympic host will become synonymous with tyrannical basket case. Not exactly Coubertins vision. Build a permanent Olympic site at a collective cost near the site of the original Olympics. Greece become permanent hosts with maybe some sort of rotation to do the opening ceremony. Disband the IOC as an IGO and just make it a Greek outfit. No VIP treatment, no bidding war, no special BMW lanes and no diplomatic immunity. Fund the shindig by sponsorship. It will be less of a blow to be forced to drink only Coke if they built a new village in the first place. Strip the game to half the current line-up or, even better, revert to the original games. Include Pankration which would tie in nicely with MMA. Frankly anything to put an end to the disgusting spectacle of politicians happily telling us what social good the games will bring.
Fantastic illustration of a golden goose tale. The IOC can keep plugging away the traditional way but then it will become an event exclusively hosted by undemocratic states. Olympic host will become synonymous with tyrannical basket case. Not exactly Coubertins vision. Build a permanent Olympic site
Prateek posted an opinion to a discussionAug, 17 2016

This is Globalisation’s Tipping Point. We should start focussing on our cultural and socio-economic agenda.

In the 1960s, Japan was the manufacturer of cheap, shoddy goods. Between then and now, huge numbers of jobs have moved overseas to countries where labour costs are cheaper. As a result, there is a massive growing middle class in those countries - in China, India, Brazil, and the like. Its hard to believe that this is, globally, a bad thing: there are fewer people in abject poverty. But the effect in the West has been massive and horrendous for the skilled workers whose jobs have just evaporated. Of course, they havent evaporated everywhere: Germany still has a manufacturing base, unlike the UK. The diagnosis is easy, but I cant imagine any of the current crop being willing to do anything to create a solution.
In the 1960s, Japan was the manufacturer of cheap, shoddy goods. Between then and now, huge numbers of jobs have moved overseas to countries where labour costs are cheaper. As a result, there is a massive growing middle class in those countries - in China, India, Brazil, and the like. Its hard to be
Prateek posted an opinion to a discussionAug, 08 2016

Open source revolution is here and we should be a part of it

For revolutions to be successful they need to be peaceful and that requires great discipline from those seeking change. Violence allows the established powers to justify using their overwhelming military force to put down the revolution. The Arab Spring is a good example where the people in some of the nations achieved most of their aims peacefully while others used force and descended into civil war. Any revolutionary groups today will need to start with the assumption that the establishment will have the predominance of military power, will have infiltrated their movement and know exactly what they are planning and that public access to communication will be restricted if the revolution is perceived as a real threat. That means that revolution needs to be run on different principles to those of the past. Non-violence needs to be an absolute requirement for anyone taking part, anyone who breaks that rule must be assumed to be an agent provocateur of the establishment.
For revolutions to be successful they need to be peaceful and that requires great discipline from those seeking change. Violence allows the established powers to justify using their overwhelming military force to put down the revolution. The Arab Spring is a good example where the people in some of
Prateek posted an opinion to a discussionAug, 04 2016

Can the debt-fuelled model of growth cope with ageing populations?

As world population growth slows and stops, and economic growth becomes only a function of productivity growth, it will become harder to establish a new company, because consumer demand will be stagnant, favoring incumbents. With low interest rates, it will be easier for incumbents to purchase any threat rather than compete against it. That in turn will drive lower productivity growth. Is this the world of the future, or have we already seen the first 8 years of it?
As world population growth slows and stops, and economic growth becomes only a function of productivity growth, it will become harder to establish a new company, because consumer demand will be stagnant, favoring incumbents. With low interest rates, it will be easier for incumbents to purchase any t
Prateek posted an opinion to a discussionAug, 04 2016

Sweeping Ganges clean or sweeping tax payers money?! High time every govt project should disclose progress timely

The magnitude of Ganga pollution is not limited to its length of 2500 km which spans across the northern plains but also includes numerous tributaries which releases water into it. It seems humongous task keeping in mind various socio-cultural, economic and political milieus which is perpetuating Ganga to remain dirty and unportable Government has drained out huge amount of funds into Ganga Action Plan and recently Nirmal Ganga but outcome is yet to be seen.
The magnitude of Ganga pollution is not limited to its length of 2500 km which spans across the northern plains but also includes numerous tributaries which releases water into it. It seems humongous task keeping in mind various socio-cultural, economic and political milieus which is perpetuating Ga
Prateek posted an opinion to a discussionAug, 02 2016

It was a win-win for both Uber and Didi as Uber quits China

The problem with Uber in China isnt the lack of a market for this kind of services, as a number of local companies are doing well. Taxis in ie Shanghai are cheap, but grab a ride using didi is even cheaper. There is also the problem of availability, get a cab in China at rush hours can be a nerve-breaking, Herculean task. So there is clearly a market, but owing to a series of circumstances Uber couldnt compete with Chinese companies. Chinese market is a very special one, you had to know how to use a whole new set of promotion tools, craft an offer that resonate in a different kind of public and ride the waves of a mercurial legal framework.
The problem with Uber in China isnt the lack of a market for this kind of services, as a number of local companies are doing well. Taxis in ie Shanghai are cheap, but grab a ride using didi is even cheaper. There is also the problem of availability, get a cab in China at rush hours can be a nerve-br
Prateek disagreed with an opinion onAug, 02 2016

India is Neglecting the Indian Workers in West Asian Countries

Akshita Sharma had posted

It would not be unjust to say that the current situation of Indian migrants in many of the West Asian countries is a byproduct of the inapt diplomacy India have had with



Prateek disagreed with an opinion onAug, 01 2016

Crowdfunding Has Had a Huge Positive Impact on the "Creative Folks"

Saloni had posted

Kickstarter opens us a lot of bridges to entrepreneurship that werent there a few years ago! And while it was one of the hardest things we did to vet and get Hip Money pa



Prateek disagreed with an opinion onAug, 01 2016

Germany is reacting to the attacks with calm

diksha had posted

Germans should take the lead against Islamic terrorism.While it is too early, but the time is coming for Germany to dump NATO and start militarisation for protecting Huma



Prateek agreed with an opinion onAug, 01 2016

Modi is failing to keep up the promises made. No doubt he is working hard, then what is really going wrong?

Payal had posted

Yes it is indeed very true that Mr. Modi has restored the faith of youth in the country. They now can discern a better future which was not the case during last governmen



Prateek agreed with an opinion onAug, 01 2016

Economists Don’t Tend to Forecast Recessions

Pranay had posted

When Brazil was growing 7.5% a year on the coattails of the PRC, it appeared as though Brazil was rising. However, beyond certain recession indicators there was tell tale



Prateek disagreed with an opinion onAug, 01 2016

Yahan RSS se pooche bina patta bhi nahin hilta

MS Thakur had posted

We all know they control the government. Now why do not they spell out their vision of India directly instead of covering it under a blanket of "Modi development". What i



Prateek disagreed with an opinion onAug, 01 2016

Is Oyo creating a safe space for unmarried couples to take rooms ?

Surbhi Singh had posted

Oyo is a good option and a really really affordable one considering you get complete privacy. You get almost all basic amenities and most of the time its well worth it as



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