What’s worth reading: weekend edition
August 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
- “In 1750, India accounted for one-quarter of the world’s manufacturing output, but by 1900 that was down to 2 percent”
- Irom Sharmila and fight for democracy in Manipur
- The unwieldy, gargantuan government entity that is Food Corporation of India
- Removal of Planning Commission could help empower state governments
- Stop “believing” in evolution. It is a fact.
- Asset class returns behaviour over a decade or so: volatile and hard to pin down
- I yawned thrice while reading this article: Why do we yawn?
- ISIS is just too big and complex to be beaten in a war
- Google celebrated 10-year anniversary of public listing this week. It’s growth in this period has been phenomenal, just as it changed organisation management principles
- This is the third hottest year on record for the world
- A robot hitchhiked its way across Canada
- Never expected this: Chess players dying in the middle of competitive matches
- Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva: “Rock star in the worldwide battle against genetically modified seeds”