Wednesday, April 18, 2012


  1. Tony Cookson: How similar are the markets for textbooks and drugs?

  2. Charlie Stross: What Amazon's E-Book Strategy Means.

  3. Mihir Sharma: Our Creamy Layer.

    India is the most elitist, exclusive, unequal and stratified country in the world, and we don’t even know it. The Indian elite – which smugly calls itself the “middle class”, since it alone benchmarks itself globally – has constructed walls of privilege for itself that are all the more powerful for being invisible to many eyes. And if not invisible, then concealed behind other words — “culture” and “merit”, for example.

  4. Data on suicides in IITs, IIMs and NITs for the years 2009-12 [via Satyanarayan's tweet].


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