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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Interesting readings

The hazards of farm loan waivers by Tanika Chakraborty and Aarti Gupta in Mint, May 24, 2017.

Workers At Tata's Sanand Plant Have Been Awaiting Wage Hikes For Over Two Years, As Unfair Labour Practices Abound by Surabhi Vaya in The Caravan, May 23, 2017.

Banking ordinance opens up Pandora's box by Rajeswari Sengupta and Anjali Sharma in Mint, May 23, 2017.

As Modi and his right-wing Hindu base rise, so too does a celebrity yoga tycoon by Rahul Bhatia and Tom Lasseter in Reuters, May 23, 2017.

Where are the 10 million jobs the govt promised? by Mahesh Vyas in Business Standard, May 22, 2017.

Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up by Megan Molteni in Wired, May 22, 2017.

India's New Tax Is Too Complicated by Mihir Sharma in Bloomberg, May 22, 2017.

Why India needs another statistical revolution by Pramit Bhattacharya in Mint, May 22, 2017.

The New IIP Series: Necessary But Not Sufficient by Deep Narayan Mukherjee in Bloomberg, May 20, 2017.

The Real Power of Journalism? Blockbuster Scoops by Liz Spayd in The New York Times, May 20, 2017.

Washington Post, Breaking News, Is Also Breaking New Ground by James B. Stewart in The New York Times, May 19, 2017.

The Most Important Scientist You've Never Heard Of  by Lucas Reilly in Mental Floss, May 19, 2017.

China Is Building Its Way to an Empire by Noah Feldman in Bloomberg, May 18, 2017.

Yes Bank : RBI Finds 5x More NPAs Than Bank Reveals, Bank Says It's Not Hiding NPAs by Shreesh in Capitalmind, May 17, 2017.

President Trump needs single-page memos filled with charts and his name for first foreign trip by Jason Silverstein in NY Daily News, May 17, 2017. In this: Trump has admitted many times that he likes to avoid reading on the job. He told Axios in January that he likes "bullets" and "as little as possible" on his intelligence briefings, which he rarely attends anyway. He also seemed to admit on the campaign trail that he never reads books.

How army rations helped change food by Veronique Greenwood in BBC, May 16, 2017.

Walmart and Banking: It's Time to Reconsider by Lawrence J. White in Money and Banking, May 15, 2017.

Platonically irrational by Nick Romeo in Aeon, May 15, 2017.

Ease of business still just lip service; red tape, taxes put brakes on Modi's Make In India push in The Economic Times, May 14, 2017.

Chasing Cures for Deadly Scourges, and Getting in Our Own Way by Clyde Haberman in The New York Times, May 14, 2017.

Notes From An Emergency by Maciej Ceglowski on Idle Words, May 10, 2017.

Is India lying about its world beating economy? by Derek Scissors in AEI, May 6, 2017.

American banks think they are over-regulated in The Economist, May 4, 2017.

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