The telecom war between Reliance Jio and Airtel was only a preamble to the impending battle between Google and Jio. Nitish Kumar broke the mahagathbandhan while seeming to try to bend RJD to his will. All the schmoozing between Trump and Xi hasn’t reduced the North Korean nuclear threat. Could we have predicted these outcomes before they actually happened?  Yes we could have—not with IQ or EQ, but with ‘Game Theoretic Quotient’. A new intelligence, a new way of looking at the world. Game Sutra highlights the underlying strategic considerations of entities as diverse as heads of state, bitcoin miners and CEOs of internet companies to explain their decisive choices. Immerse yourself in its heady mix of cogent fact and smart analysis to develop your ‘game theoretic quotient’. Your world will never be the same again.

The Perils of Plurality in India

The perils of plurality in india

The operation of the plurality or the ‘first-past-the-post’ rule in Indian elections that allows parties with less than a majority to win the election is examined here. It is argued that in a society where divisions of caste and religion have simmered for millennia, the ‘first-past-the-post’ rule can be a force for increasing divisiveness. An alternate rule is proposed.111

The act of voting is the single most defining feature of a democracy. India can justly count the elections held every five years in the world's largest electorate as one of its finest achievements. If predictions about the imminent demise of our unwieldy nation have been shown to be false, it is in no ...

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