Containment Zone Management and Prediction - South Delhi

Containment Zone Management and Prediction - South Delhi

Around a couple of weeks ago, I found out that the district administration of South Delhi, like governments all over the world, are struggling to find a strong technical solution to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Especially in Delhi, with cases surging, it was becoming increasingly difficult to create containment zones manually by looking at addresses of patients when thousands of cases are coming in everyday.

I came up with a better way of doing that, and with the permission of the District Magistrate of South Delhi, coded and deployed my solution built on their database. The solution was well received by those in charge of containment zones and is now live.

In this article, I’ll briefly explain my approach.

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COVID-19 Train Escort Management App for the Indian Railways

COVID-19 Train Escort Management App for the Indian Railways

My dad works for the Indian Railways, and when special trains started running to transport migrant labourers during India’s response to the COVID-19, he discussed the logistical issue of managing police escorts on these trains and coordinating with different government agencies.

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Handling Global Variables in Flask

Handling Global Variables in Flask

The usage of the global keyword in pythonic development is discouraged, and for good reasons. It often becomes troublesome to keep track of global variable usage and assignment as the code file grows, and is almost impossible in very large code files. This creates issues in debugging, reading and understanding the functionality of different code blocks and understanding the workflow of the application under consideration.

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Getting Started with MERN

Getting Started with MERN

MERN Stack implies the usage of the following technologies for full stack development:

  • MongoDB
  • ExpressJS
  • ReactJS
  • NodeJS

In this post, we’ll go through the basics and logistics of getting started with MERN development. I’ve limited the content of this post to the bare essentials, while learning MERN development from FreeCodeCamp. Resources for where are :

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Guide to Deploying a Flask app on Heroku

Guide to Deploying a Flask app on Heroku

Heroku is a popular application deployment platform with a functional free tier of services, and Flask is populalar application development micro-framework in Python. The Heroku-Flask environment is one of the quickest ways to deploy a small application for testing, yet sadly, I did not find a single tutorial that covered all aspects of the deployment process without leaving room for a whole bunch of errors.

Hence, this guide.

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Taipei

Taipei

I am not a fan of architecture per se, but I can faintly trace my fascination with skyscrapers to late 2005, flipping through an edition of Whitaker’s World Fact-book, there was a list of top 10 tallest buildings in the world, and right there on the top was Taipei 101, the world’s tallest skyscraper in 2005, along with a picture. 509 meters, wow. As a kid, I couldn’t imagine a building half a kilometer high, it sounded incredible. I wanted to see it to be sure. And right there, right then, was my earliest itch to travel. That memory stuck around.

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A Free Energy Solution to Fermi's Paradox

A Free Energy Solution to Fermi's Paradox

“But where is everybody?”

Asked Fermi, in the summer of 1950, while having lunch with fellow physicists Teller, York and Konopinski. He was referring to the absolute lack of extra-terrestrial contact with intelligent life despite the strong probabilistic evidence of their existence in the observable universe. This question garnered fame as “Fermi’s Paradox” and several explanations have been proposed in the last 69 years without scientific consensus on any particular one.

In this short article, I propose another such explanation, loosely based on mathematical fundamentals behind Karl Friston’s Free Energy Principle which models human behavior and brain functions on mathematical grounds of restrained entropy.

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Zero : A Theoretical Overview

Zero : A Theoretical Overview

Abstract

This term paper looks at work done by different eminent researchers towards the understanding of zero – as a price and as a probability, along with our perception of zero. The concept is looked at both from an economic point of view and from a psychological angle. Theories proposed to adjust the standard economic model to better reflect human behaviour and bounded rationality, found experimentally, are also discussed. The mentioned experiments can be repeated on different demographic sections with interesting results, and remain a point of further study. The emergence of neuroeconomics to fill gaps in standard economics theory has also been explored.

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Predictably Irrational - Book Review

Predictably Irrational - Book Review

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Book    : Predictably Irrational
Author : Dan Ariely
DoP : 2008
Genre : Non-Fiction
Tags : Behavioural Economics, Neuroeconomics, Decision Making
Rating : 9/10
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Seeing Like A Feminist - Book Review