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Weekend Bulletin - 14 Apr'23 : Ed. 132
A compilation of few interesting, multi-disciplinary links from the internet
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Section 1 - Investing & Personal Finance
Separating the green frogs from the rhino beetles [LINK]
In an insightful piece, Pulak Prasad, founder of Nalanda Capital, shares how insights from evolutionary biology can make one a better investor.
Section 2 - Economic Trends & Themes
What i Just saw in China and Taiwan [LINK]
Thomas Friedman scuttlebutts the recent visits to China and Taiwan in the post-Covid world and outlines his observations with respect to Infra construction, Pollution control initiatives, family dynamics and much more.
Pakistan is looking at a deep, dark hole [LINK]
Pakistan has run out of money, its power plants are running on China’s largesse, and it is time countries in the neighbourhood, India included, get very, very concerned at what is happening there, writes Vivek Kelkar in The Cosmopolitan Globalist.
Section 3 - Personality study & Development
The anatomy of addiction [LINK]
Why is it practically impossible to stop eating just one chip? Samarth Bansal does a deep dive into this question on The Interval and makes an attempt to dissect the anatomy of addiction.
Section 4 - Business History & management
There’s a battle for the soul of Arunachal Pradesh with foot soldiers of Hindutva as envisaged by the RSS on the one hand and various denominations of Christianity on the other. But this churn has been on for decades. Angana Chakrabarti reports from the ground on Fiftytwo.in about how people there view this battle and what is emerging.
Section 5 - Sports, literature & Entertainment
How a father accepted his daughter true self [LINK]
One of the most deeply personal pieces we have read recently is an essay by Vivek Katju in The Indian Express where he talks about the time he discovered his daughter Arundhati’s sexual orientation. It was at odds with his wife Geeta and his religious beliefs.
Behind Barack Obama’s reading lists [LINK]
World-over, bibliophiles are looking forward to Barack Obama’s annual list of book recommendations. But does he read all of what he recommends or is this a public relations stunt? This is a question Sophie Vershwbow sets out to investigate in Esquire.
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