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Doing Business 2018

February 05, 2018 - We created a comparative tool that contrasts countries in terms of change in DTF and change in Rank.

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Kobe Bryant - The Scoring Machine

August 26, 2017 - We took a look at Kobe Bryant's point scoring in the regular & playoff games of his illustrious Lakers career* (1566 games @ 25 points per game). He played the most against the San Antonio Spurs (2284 pts in 91 games) but top scored overall against the Phoenix Suns (2330 pts in 87 games).

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The Elvis Presley Jukebox

August 16, 2017 - We found the approximate tempo for a reasonable collection (close to 400) of Elvis Presley numbers from this youtube playlist. Each grid below is a song. A brighter blue indicates a faster tempo & a lighter blue indicates a slower tempo.

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Kishore Kumar - A Treasure Trove

August 04, 2017 - We happened to find an entire dump of close to 1500 Hindi movie songs (released) of Kishore Kumar & feasted on it. An accurate database of Bollywood songs is so hard to find and we were simply happy to depend entirely on the information provided by the meta tags from the mp3 dump. In the guise of 'analysis' our folk had a jolly good time.

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Attacks on Indian Journalists, 2016-2017

May 04, 2017 - On World Press Freedom Day Gramener's Bhanu Kamapantula dug into the Hoot report to geo visualize the attack on Journalists in India during 2016-17.

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Dissecting the Movies of Director Gautham Vasudev Menon

March 03, 2017 - What are the chances of a Gautham Menon movie having a happy ending? Gramener's Raghu investigates ...

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A Visual Summary of India's 500 Test Matches

September 26, 2016 - As India celebrates playing 500 Test matches, here is a visual summary of the journey.

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To Brexit or not - Google Trends show Brits were confused

June 25, 2016 - What is Brexit?, the Brits asked on google as the nation went through one of its most chaotic times.

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Euro 2016 - The Weighing Scale

June 18, 2016 - Europeans are generally said to be 'well built', but who amongst them are the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest? Lets take the footballers participating in Euro 2016 to find out.

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World Leaders on Twitter

June 08, 2016 - How are world leaders connected to each other? Do they traverse continental boundaries in the cyber world? Find out from our exploratory interface.

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Anna University, Remember The Name.

May 10, 2016 - Starting an Engineering college in Tamilnadu? Whatever you do, please could you be a bit innovative while naming it.

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The Global Local Boy

April 18, 2016 - Raghu finds out what sort of roles determine the box-office performance of Tamil actor Danush.

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Premam

February 10, 2016 - Raghunandh attempts an xkcd style movie narrative of the Malayalam hit Premam.

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Super Bowl 50 - Bring it on!

February 05, 2016 - On December 9th, 2014, Cam Newton's life changed forever. The Carolina star QB was on his way to practice when his pick-up truck was hit by a car and toppled over. He pulled himself out of the brutal crash after only sustaining minor injuries. He later claimed that "Somebody is supposed to be dead" and "God has his hands on me." His run of good luck hasn't stopped since.

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Redesigning Cricket Scorecards

January 29, 2016 - How about redesigning Cricket Scorecards? Data Analytics and Visualization have benefitted professional teams and players in a number of ways. But the ardent Cricket fan is still left with traditional reporting styles to be happy with. In our attempt to bring data visualization to the common cricket fan, we have been experimenting with different narrative forms to make cricket reading enjoyable. Here is a starter.

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Famous Faces in Football

December 23, 2015 - What if we created a footballer's face based on his footballing honors? Raghunandh shows you how ...

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And the "Hillary Clinton Bashing Award 2015" goes to ... Nobody

December 16, 2015 - We took a look at GOP candidates' mentions of Hillary Clinton where she has been singled out for an attack during the debates so far. Apart from being targeted separately there have been times where she has been tagged along with Obama - these haven't been included in this analysis. This analysis also ignores the undercard debates - you watch them? seriously? Here's how the GOP hopefuls fared in attacking Hillary Clinton during the 2015 GOP debates;

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I'm Writing This To Say How Much I HATE You

December 11, 2015 - Great! Thanks to your analysis my parents wont let me watch TV now. Ooof .. I was hoping they wouldn't read the story The Times of India did based on your analysis, but boy that very evening my rights were taken away.

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Time For A New Flag?

November 20, 2015 - New Zealanders are voting today to choose a new flag. They've had enough of being mistaken for their Australian cousins and its time for a brand new identity. It's just not New Zealand which needs a new flag. Here are a few other flag look-alikes.

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Did you hit the 'like' button on Ben Carson's Facebook page during the Fox Business Debate?

November 12, 2015 - Ben Carson's facebook page gained 18011 likes during the debate. The rest of the candidates combined - Bernie & Hillary included - could gain only 8968 page likes. In a not so eventful GOP debate , Carson perhaps may not have had the right answers to all the questions but irrespective of what he did on stage, the 'like' button on his facebook page had some serious workout throughout the debate hour. Will the "Bots" raise your hand please.

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Candidates' Twitter Rankings During The CNBC Debate

October 30, 2015 - It's not all sunshine at the Trump camp as Rubio, Cruz and Carson hog the social media limelight during the CNBC debate. Did Hillary and Bernie earn anything at all on twitter while Trump and co were fighting it out at Boulder? Read on to find out.

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The Gates Foundation Helps Fight Pneumonia

October 04, 2015 - The Gates Foundation is helping fight the battle against Pneumonia and the number of grants & the money allotted for this cause has been increasing over the last couple of years.

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Trump Is The Most Searched Republican Candidate On Google

September 25, 2015 - Which of the Republican Candidates are topping the trends on Google post the CNN debate?

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So You Know All About The CNN Debate?

September 19, 2015 - The 2nd debate hosted by CNN at Simi Valley, California was alive with a lot of interesting exchanges. The visual below sumarises the topics discussed, the time taken for each topic & shows who was involved in each of the topics.

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Know Your Investments, The Fed Is Coming

September 16, 2015 - With the Fed's announcement on interest rates expected soon, there's going to be a mad selling & buying spree. How prepared is the world to handle that chaos? Bubble or not, how well do you know your investments?

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Will The Republican Candidates Do Better At Simi Valley?

September 15, 2015 - 11 Republican Candidates will hope to bolster their chances at the 2nd GOP debate to be hosted by CNN at Simi Valley tomorrow. Here's a visual analysis of the first debate hosted by Fox that could give you some indication of how well each of the candidates could perform at the second debate.

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Teachers Touch The Future

September 05, 2015 - The world has from ages past recognised the role of the teacher in shaping human lives. No wonder teachers are remembered in some part of the world every month of the year.

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Pepsi vs Coke On Twitter

September 04, 2015 - We dug up 32 of Coca Cola's & 25 of Pepsi's verified twitter handles and this is the story the numbers said. Which cola giant dominates twitter in Brazil? How about the Netherlands or Canada? Read on to find out.

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The Motives Behind Cyber Crime

August 21, 2015 - For the second year in a row Kerala (66) topped the charts for 'Revenge' as motive of cyber crime while Telangana (35) leads in 'motives of blackmailing'. Out of 174 cases where the motive was to incite hate crimes against community, 110 were from Maharashtra.

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Big Data Needs You Mr. Shekar

July 24, 2015 - Few can write like Nirmal Shekar. There are not many who can paint a picture of the beauty of sport as vividly as him. Many a time I've nodded my head vigorously in approval of a statement well said. This morning though I had to respectfully disagree with my favorite sports writer in certain aspects of his piece in "Technological nirvana isn't a fun thing".

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Poverty Related Suicides in Telangana - Reality or Data Error?

July 21, 2015 - How dependable is the NCRB data?

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Steven Smith - The Run Machine

July 17, 2015 - Steven Smith's Double at Lords - a special innings by the world number one batsman.

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Game, Set & Match ... Ms Williams

July 11, 2015 - Serena Williams might as well compete in the men's circuit and give Djokovic and Co. a run for their money.

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Killing Mocking Birds

July 06, 2015 - Exonerations & Executions in the United States - a racial struggle.

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Wimbledon One-Siders

June 26, 2015 - The thrillers are great but what about the one-siders?

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Utterly Butterly Delicious Amul Ads

June 19, 2015 - Amul butter is utterly butterly delicious and so are their ads. Gramener's visualization of Amul's ads explores the dominant colors in each ad and the various themes they have covered over the last four decades.

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Which Big Data Best Seller are you reading?

June 12, 2015 - An exploration of the sales of big data books on Amazon.