How is it possible to have power line portability just as we have mobile number portability?

Brijesh Kumar [A2A] I don't think this is going to make electricity cheaper. There are two possible ways that one could do this. First, like what Atharva Kshirsagar said, the electricity is being supplied by the government, the billing is done by a company and you could have multiple companies that are doing this. I … Read moreHow is it possible to have power line portability just as we have mobile number portability?

Why is professor Brijesh Kumar charging 11300 Quora credits for A2A?

Brijesh Kumar The reason is simple. I had set it to free and I was getting many A2A requests, about 10-12 a day. The problem was not the number of A2A requests, but it was the number of personally offensive questions that were asked about me and then the stupid question asker would have the … Read moreWhy is professor Brijesh Kumar charging 11300 Quora credits for A2A?

Are well-educated U.S. Senators embarrassed to work alongside those who claim climate change and evolution don’t occur?

Brijesh Kumar I don't think they are embarrassed because most of them belong to the same pot. They appeal to their base. I don't think most of the senators who claim that climate change is not real, really believe it. They just say it to appeal to their "fossil fuel buddies." If you see them … Read moreAre well-educated U.S. Senators embarrassed to work alongside those who claim climate change and evolution don’t occur?

Why do some Indians try to make people believe that many of the sciences are originated in India though they’re not originated in India?

Brijesh Kumar The same reason you think that they did NOT originate in India. I don't know whether they originated in India or not. But, we blindly accept whatever the west tells us. Did you examine the documents that they presented? How do we know that aeroplanes did not exist before the last 100 years? … Read moreWhy do some Indians try to make people believe that many of the sciences are originated in India though they’re not originated in India?

What is the reputation of Bollywood outside India?

Brijesh Kumar "Why are all Bollywood movies musicals?" But, I don't think many people have seen contemporary movies or understand the lyrics in today's "musicals." They would be appalled to see such meaningless and crass "musicals." See question on Quora Brijesh KumarI like to blog about various topics ranging from education in IITs to social … Read moreWhat is the reputation of Bollywood outside India?

Who will win Super Bowl 2015, Seattle or New England?

Brijesh Kumar I would say Seattle because I don't think New England will attempt to deflate the balls again and they might have difficulty in gripping fully inflated balls. I still can't believe that they will get away with a small fine (most likely) for such obvious cheating. I guess, they are TOO BIG TO … Read moreWho will win Super Bowl 2015, Seattle or New England?

How exactly does the ‘paste’ mode in Vim work?

Brijesh Kumar If you have ever used autoindent in Vim, it goes crazy if you paste code from elsewhere into vim in insert mode. So, "paste" mode temporarily turns off autoindent and you can have a good looking code even when you copy and paste from outside vim. Try copying and pasting code from elsewhere … Read moreHow exactly does the ‘paste’ mode in Vim work?

What do non-U.S. citizens think about the freedom of speech in America?

Brijesh Kumar I found that although there may be "unlimited" freedom of speech in America, it is really hard to "practice" it because American society has become too "politically correct." If you speak something against what the majority thinks is "acceptable" you might face severe consequences like losing your job, etc. So, even though you … Read moreWhat do non-U.S. citizens think about the freedom of speech in America?

Why does America continue to support Pakistan in spite of Pakistan hiding Osama bin Laden?

Brijesh Kumar The question should be, "Is America really supporting Pakistan?" Maybe they are supporting Pakistani government by "bribing" them with foreign aid, but if I were a Pakistani civilian, I would not want this "support." There have been more than 380 drone strikes in Pakistan and so many innocents have been killed. I was … Read moreWhy does America continue to support Pakistan in spite of Pakistan hiding Osama bin Laden?