- Sanjeev Sanyal in Business Standard : Building cities for 21st century India, Delhi (which leads you to delhinullahs.org), and Calcutta. Also see: The Sustainable Planet Institute.
- Why investment banks were fated to be roadkill, in Financial Express by Viral Acharya.
- On Mumbai's Streets, Cabbies Fight To Keep Passengers Uncomfortable by Eric Bellman in the Wall Street Journal. A simple emphasis on law and order would go a long way.
- Green roots of recovery, by Ila Patnaik in Indian Express.
- In Foreign Policy magazine, Steve Coll has a great article on how the US should think about its AfPak strategy. India has a lot at stake in ensuring that this works out right.
- Brian Krebs is a columnist on computer security for The Washington Post. He has recommendations for customers -- and implicitly for banks -- on how to be safe when doing Internet banking.
- Editorials in Financial Express on the confusion that arises in India owing to the pervasive use of year-on-year growth rates: 13 October and 14 October.
- Andre Beteille, in the Telegraph, on The language of rights.
- Rob Walker in the New York Times, on the frontiers of quantification of Indian music.
- An editorial in the Telegraph on the disappointing perpetuation of censorship in various aspects of the Indian government.
- In response to The museum of innocence by Orhan Pamuk: a review in the New York Times by Maureen Howard, review by Pico Iyer in The New York Review of Books, and Negar Azimi in the New York Times on the museum that goes with the book.
- In the story of Microsoft vs. Unix, Windows 7 seems to have reached the point where, in David Pogue's words: ``Microsoft employees can show up in public without avoiding eye contact''. On another front, Microsoft seems to be losing the cell phone to the two Unixes playing in that space. See Daniel Lyons look back at Microsoft's last decade, and a great Bill Gates
story by Joel Spolsky.
- Baby you were born to run by Tara Parker-Pope, in the New York Times.
Sunday, November 01, 2009