What’s worth reading | Shreyas Recommends (Week 19 : Aug 18 – Aug 25)

PwC Consultant Shreyas Panse is back with the 19th edition of our weekly series on InsideIIM, where he curates a list that is the best  from across the web that industry professionals and current students must read.

–      “In 1750, India accounted for one-quarter of the world’s manufacturing output, but by 1900 that was down to 2 percent”

–       Irom Sharmila and fight for democracy in Manipur

–       The unwieldy, gargantuan government entity that is Food Corporation of India

–       Removal of Planning Commission could help empower state governments

–       Stop “believing” in evolution. It is a fact.

–       Tipsiest states of India

–       Asset class returns behaviour over a decade or so: volatile and hard to pin down

–       I yawned thrice while reading this article: Why do we yawn?

–       ISIS is just too big and complex to be beaten in a war

–       Google celebrated 10-year anniversary of public listing this week. It’s growth in this period has been phenomenal, just as it changed organisation management principles

–       Tourism as an antidote to Naxalism

–       This is the third hottest year on record for the world

Off topic

–       A robot hitchhiked its way across Canada

–      Never expected this: Chess players dying in the middle of competitive matches

 

Longer reads

 

–       Roman empire: explained with 40 maps

–       Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva: “Rock star in the worldwide battle against genetically modified seeds”

 

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Shreyas is a Delhi-based Consultant working with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He blogs at shreyasp.wordpress.com. He is an alumnus of IIM Indore. Follow him on InsideIIM at shreyasp.insideiim.com

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