Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Reads - Apple's Reluctant Reformation

  • Fall of a hero. (BBC)
  • Apple's Reluctant Reformation. (Economist)
  • Humans are wired for bad news, angry faces and sad memories. (Aeon)
  • The mouse that roars. (FP)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Infographic - Monsoon plays catch-up

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Monsoon is the lifeline of the Indian economy. A good Monsoon brings in bountiful rainfall, which in turn can push up aggregate demand, generate employment and higher incomes, all of which will raise overall economic growth.

This year, pre-Monsoon predictions were not encouraging because of the El Nino factor. However, things seem to have worked well of late, especially after a flop show in July. Here's an infographic detailing the total area sown and water levels in reservoirs across regions, compared with last year's data. 

Infographic sourced from Financial Express.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Excerpt - Lust & Betrayal, from The Age of Wrath

This week's Book Excerpt features The Age of Wrath, a magnificent work on the history of the Delhi Sultanate, which existed between AD 1206-1526. This period was one of great turbulence and chaos, which Abraham Eraly captures in great detail. 

Title: The Age of Wrath
Author: Abraham Eraly

Publisher: Penguin Viking
Pages featured here: 134-137

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