What’s Worth Reading | Shreyas Recommends (Week 23 : Sep 21 – Sep 28 )

Shreyas Panse brings us interesting reading material in this 23rd edition of the Shreyas Recommends.  Are Indian regulators uncomfortable with innovation? Could Alibaba buy Yahoo for nothing? A look at the ‘Make In India’ opportunity and much more. Read below.


The gap between developing and developed nations doesn’t seem to be closing down

Indian regulators are highly uncomfortable with innovation, and hence they seem to be taking the easy way out

Every time you hear of a new technological breakthrough, it has happened in Japan a few years ago 

Mangalyaan: this success should be the beginning of new phase of India’s space missions, targeting human missions. Also, a ready-recknor of the mission steps and timeline

That morning cup of coffee might be slowing us down?

Interesting: Alibaba could buy Yahoo for nothing. Related: What is Alibaba

Dogs are truly a human creation: now a study shows they can be optimists and pessimists

How do you tell if that letter you have received hasn’t been written by a robot

Worst case scenario of Ebola says it could go as high as 1.4 million people. Thankfully, that number doesn’t take into account a number of corrective actions being taken. Good thing is people involved know what needs to be done. Do read this interview of the man who discovered the virus, if interested

World population will continue to grow for next 90 years, and this will definitely cause strain on resources

Understand the relationship between nations dealing with ISIS 

India should not be in the business of banning books

The Make in India opportunity in five graphs. Make in India can address an important need, but has limitations


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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