What’s Worth Reading | Shreyas Recommends – (Week 45: May 5 – May 12)
Week 45 is here. Shreyas takes us on a journey from Berlin to Bollywood to Mother’s Day to GST to Indian Stock Markets. Also, should facebook buy Twitter?
- GST reform has turned into a fraction of what it was supposed to be. And its deterioration is continued indication of policy paralysis in India
- Indian stock markets are on the slide. Some say that this is because of the foreign institutional investors. On bright side, because Indian market are below the long term average, they might be attractive again
- The woman who came up with Mother’s Day in 1908, was protesting against its commercialisation by 1920 and worked towards getting the day cancelled
- Speaking of Mother’s Day, the best and the worst countries to be a mother in
- What went behind the scenes of Bharti Retail and Future Group merger
- Why Sunny Leone is representative of changes in Bollywood’s and Indian society’s perspective towards sex
- Fast and Furious movies are the modern version “Angry Young Man vs. Globalisation”
- Your smartphone can help analyse your DNA
- Disgusting things go viral for a reason
- There are “janitors” sitting on the outskirts of Bangalore who are keeping the social media clean and acceptable to general audience
- Facebook should buy Twitter. Wait, what?
- Some management consultants are faking 80-hour work weeks. I’m not one of them!
- Not something I can relate with, but funny nonetheless: Things we need to come up with a better way to say to kids
- NASA’s microwave radar helped detect four alive people under 10 feet rubble, eleven days after the earthquake
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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