Weekend Bulletin - 10 Mar'23 : Ed. 128
A compilation of few interesting, multi-disciplinary links from the internet
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Section 1 - Investing & Personal Finance
The Art of spending money - by Morgan Housel [LINK]
There is a science to spending money – how to find a bargain, how to make a budget, things like that. But there’s also an art to spending. A part that can’t be quantified and varies person to person. Everyone’s different, which is part of what makes this topic fascinating. There are no black-and-white rules.
Section 2 - Economic Trends & Themes
One of India’s trash mountains is on fire again [LINK]
Residents in Kochi are in a state of despair. Their garbage hasn’t been collected for a week now, the air is getting toxic, and the news is beginning to attract international headlines. This report in CNN describes the matter in detail — the landfill where garbage from the city is dumped is on fire and officials haven’t been able to put it out yet.
Section 3 - Personality study & Development
Start reading, speak to family members [LINK]
An interesting experiment has been kicked off at Mangaon in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, Alok Deshpande writes in The Indian Express. The 15,000 people in the village would like to see families and friends communicate more with each other. They aren’t doing enough of that. And the culprit, apparently, is technology. So, the village has decided that on March 8, every resident will have to switch off their electronic devices between certain hours. A mass digital detox!
Section 4 - Business History & management
How Persistent Systems' Anand Deshpande is using his wealth to create nano entrepreneurs [LINK]
Recognising that unemployment is a core problem in the country and that most new jobs will be created by small-scale entrepreneurs, Anand Deshpande has set out to create long-term social impact with his wealth by aiding nano and micro entrepreneurs who often get ignored
Section 5 - Sports, literature & Entertainment
A calendar just beyond Comedy [LINK]
Satish Kaushik passed away earlier this week at 66. He was an actor, director, screenwriter, producer and dialogue writer all rolled into one. This lovely piece by Hormaz Fatakia shines light on the lesser known side of the actor.
How to win an Oscar [LINK]
This weekend, the Oscars will be telecast and people from all over the world will watch with much interest. But there’s a backstory most people don’t know about, writes Alissa Wilkinson in Vox.
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