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Monday, November 21, 2016

Interesting readings

Six battlegrounds for the war on corruption by Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah in The Mint, 21 November.

China's Great Leap Backward by James Fallows in The Atlantic, December 2016 Issue. And:
Crackdown in China: Worse and Worse by Orville Schell in The New York Review of Books, 21 April. From the Fallows article: “Their political model has absolutely no appeal, not even to their own people,” Chas Freeman told me... “This is a sui generis system that no one is copying.”. Sadly, there are people in India who aspire to `the China model'.

Ushering in insolvency professionals by Rajeswari Sengupta and Anirudh Burman in The Business Standard, 20 November.

Wedge-tailed eagles do battle with mining giant's drones, knocking nine out of sky by Jarrod Lucas in The ABC News, 18 November.

GDP conundrum: Some areas of concern around growth overestimation in Indian manufacturing by Amey Sapre, 18 November. GDP conundrum: Is India booming? by Rajeswari Sengupta, 16 November and  GDP conundrum: What makes the changes in the new series so radical by J. Dennis Rajakumar and S.L. Shetty, 16 November. All  in Ideas For India.

At Delhi's Azadpur Mandi, Lack of Money is Slowly Choking Business and Also Workers by Anuj Srivas and Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta in The Wire, 18 November.

P.E.I. farmer assists in near-eradication of methane from cow farts by Shane Ross in The CBC News, 18 November.

Gone in 9 days The Mumbai Mirror, India Times, 18 November.

You have been warned by Pratap Bhanu Mehta in The Indian Express, 17 November.

We in India are quite inured to politics as a family business; compare and contrast with The Bitter Feud Behind the Law That Could Keep Jared Kushner Out of the White House by Josh Zeitz in The Politico Magazine , 17 November.

Helping consumers win the telecom wars by Smriti Parsheera in The Mint, 16 November.

According to Snopes, Fake News Is Not the Problem by Jessi Hempel in The Backchannel, 16 November.

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