06 May 2012

Sunday Reads - The Best of Politics, Economics, & Ideas

Presenting four exceptionally brilliant articles for your reading.

  • The story of a fugitive. (GQ
    I eat with Wright and Rosário. I finish a dozen pancakes, maybe more. I ask Rosário how she's been able to handle the situation. She responds with a question of her own: How long have you been with your wife? Ten years, I tell her, and she calls me a "rookie." She says I couldn't even begin to understand the depth and power and complexity of love in such a short period of time. She's been with Wright for thirty-three years.

  • America: Christians, gays and bullying (The Economist)
    ... people who justify anti-gay bigotry by brandishing a Bible but ignore other, less convenient biblical prohibitions (the list might also include mixed fabrics and divorce) are hypocrites.

  • Here's why Google and Facebook might completely disappear in the next five years. (Forbes)
    Fortunes will be made by those who adapt to and invest in this complete greenfield. Those who own the future are going to be the ones who create it. It’s all up for grabs. Web monopolies are not as sticky as the monopolies of old.  

  • The terrible price of a Korean defection. (BBC)
    For Shin and her two daughters, Oh's defection was catastrophic. They were taken to Yodok concentration camp, where the North Korean government imprisons its enemies. The conditions in this slave labour camp are reportedly as bad as anything in Nazi Germany or Stalin's Gulag. The realisation that he could not get back in touch with his family was devastating. "By that time I had completely given up. My whole body was just broken down." 

A First Post cartoon reflecting the current pathetic state of affairs in India's political realm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nicely backed up article on why google and facebook might disappear in the next five years..Mobile platform is the next big thing up for grabs..