Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekend Reads, Videos, & Masala

  • Is Greece on the verge of sovereign default? (Vox)
  • Sudan is back on the verge of war. (Foreign Affairs)


If you are interested in celebrity gossip, then check out


Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, is nicknamed the 'Iron Butterfly'. A few years ago, she was interviewed by the irrepresible Karan Thapar on the BBC.

If you are wondering why she has such a peculiar nickname, then watch the three-part video series of her BBC interview; trust me your respect for her (even if its momentary) would go up a few notches.

Part 1 of BBC Interview

Part 2 of BBC Interview

Part 3 of BBC Interview

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