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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Interesting readings

Extend and pretend by Ila Patnaik in Indian Express, October 31, 2017.

Principles to guide bank bailouts by Ajay Shah in Business Standard, October 30, 2017.

Depending on how you count, this is the #1 or #2 research institution in the country: Astrology workshop in IISc stalled by R. Prasad in The Hindu, October 28, 2017.

Toxic VC and the marginal-dollar problem by Eric Paley in Techcrunch, October 26, 2017. Also see: Indian capitalism is not doomed, September 7, 2012.

Seems to be very good news for India: The Impact of Media Censorship: Evidence from a Field Experiment in China by Yuyu Chen and David Y. Yang in Stanford, October 25, 2017.

The rehabilitation of Nitin Mangal by Ashish K. Mishra in The Ken , October 24, 2017.

Regulatory overreach on holding structures by Sharad Abhyankar and Soumyadri Chattopadhyaya in Mint, October 24, 2017.

You don't have to stand up at a cinema hall to be perceived as patriotic: Justice Chandrachud by Krishnadas Rajagopal in The Hindu, October 23, 2017.

Kolmogorov Complicity And The Parable Of Lightning by Scott Alexander in Slate Star Codex, October 23, 2017.

The New Populism Isn't About Economics by Tyler Cowen in Bloomberg, October 23, 2017.

Bitcoin as a way to short bad things by Jayanth Varma in Jayanth R. Varma's Financial Markets Blog, October 22, 2017.

Rise and fall of Isis: its dream of a caliphate is over, so what now? by Jason Burke in The guardian, October 21, 2017.

How the Muslim World Lost the Freedom to Choose by Kim Ghattas in Foreign Policy, October 20, 2017.

Is Vladimir Putin Losing His Grip? by Anders ├ůslund in Project Syndicate, October 19, 2017.

When Stalin Faced Hitler by Stephen Kotkin in Foreign Affairs, September 19, 2017.

The billion dollar widget steering the driverless car industry by Ben Popper in Flipboard, October 18, 2017.

Machines Took Over the Stock Market. Next Up, Bonds by Telis Demos in The Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2017.

Tragedy of the Common by J.B. MacKinnon in Pacific Standard, October 17, 2017.

1.3 Billion People Are in One Man's Grip by Victor Shih and Jude Blanchette in Foreign policy, October 16, 2017.

The Long Road to Transformation of Agricultural Markets in India by Nidhi Aggarwal, Sargam Jain and Sudha Narayanan in Economic and Political Weekly, October 14, 2017.

Can American soil be brought back to life? by Jenny Hopkinson in politico, September 13, 2017.

Solzhenitsyn's cathedrals by Gary Saul Morson in The New Criterion, October, 2017.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Interesting readings

The India Outside Delhi That Is Quietly Defending the Values of the Constitution by Prashant Reddy T in The Wire, Octobr 20, 2017.

Trump Isn't Hitler. But the Lying by Charles M. Blow in The New York Times, Octobr 19, 2017.

How many schemes does it take to light up a sky? by Ishita Trivedi and Swapnil Bhandari in Mint, October 18, 2017.

Keeping Richard Thaler in mind, here is how to make sound economic policy in India by Nirvikar Singh in Financial Express, October 18, 2017.

More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas by Caspar A. Hallmann et al. in Plos One, October 18, 2017.

It's a Fact: Supreme Court Errors Aren't Hard to Find by Ryan Gabrielson in Propublica, October 17, 2017.

Three page notes considered harmful by Ajay Shah in Business Standard, October 16, 2017.

Startup Plans To Clean Up Cigarette Butts Using Crows in slashdot, October 14, 2017.

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets by Nicole Perlroth and Scott Shane in The New York Times, October 10, 2017.

After thousands of years of failure, some scientists believe a breakthrough might finally be in sight by Nicola Davison in Flipboard, October 10, 2017.

Indian Citizens Must Start Demanding a Better Policing System by Ajay K. Mehra in The Wire, October 9, 2017.

Two Degrees of Separation: Living Lightly in the Kutch by Anisha Rachel Oommen in The Goya Journal, October 5, 2017.

The Quest for the Perfect Mango Knows No Borders by Harsh Mehta in Roadsandkingdoms, August 14, 2017.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Interesting readings

Between what's said and left unsaid by Somasekhar Sundaresan in Business Standard, October 4, 2017.

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code: The only way out is through by Ajay Shah in Business Standard, October 1, 2017.

The deadly germ warfare island abandoned by the soviets by Zaria Gorvett in BBC, September 28, 2017.

The secret cost of pivoting to video by Heidi N. Moore in Columbia Journalism Review, September 26, 2017.

Fun over experience: India Inc likes its CEOs young by Ananya Bhattacharya in Quartz india, September 25, 2017.

The Courage to Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel by Maria Popova in Brainpickings, September 25, 2017.

Why India Struggles to Predict the Weather Over Its Lands by Ankur Paliwal in The Wire, September 24, 2017.

The afterlife of Subramaniam Bhupathy by Arun Janardhan in Mint, September 23, 2017.

Backpacking through Lal Kot by Amrusha Chati on Livehistoryindia, September 22, 2017.

Content-Delivery Networks: Powering Network Infrastructure for the Future by Michael K. Smith on NIPFP YouTube Channel, September 7, 2017.