Tanvi Mani

Tanvi Mani is a former associate editor (Asia Pacific) at Fair Observer.

Do We Need Big Data to Create Smart Cities?

January 21, 2016

Data collection and analysis have played an important role in smart cities, but should citizens’ privacy be used as a foundation? The real-time analysis of data procured over various electronic platforms has become integral to the development of infrastructure, planning and policy formulation within cities across Asia. Big data collected from...

Planting Seeds of Democracy in Myanmar

June 17, 2015

Will the seeds of democracy be firmly planted in Myanmar?  As Burmese citizens prepare to cast their vote in October 2015, Myanmar is mantled in a discernible fervor of anticipation. In a country that has been embattled in the residue of a disintegrating democracy, the prospect of a free and fair election...