The Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Is Many Things, But It’s Not Free – Link here, also Watch: PM Modi’s 2013 speech reveals the real reasons behind launching the high-speed Bullet TrainLink here

Why picking stocks is only slightly better than playing the lottery – Link here

How Israel Went Nuclear – Link here

The great nutrient collapse – The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention – Link here

Ferns N Petals: How a small South Delhi shop bloomed into Indians’ chosen florist – Link here

Christopher Columbus, the murderer – Link here

How a tax haven is leading the race to privatise space – Luxembourg has shown how far a tiny country can go by serving the needs of global capitalism. Now it has set its sights on outer space – Link here

Interesting line that caught my attention –

“a key component of Luxembourg’s early success was the fact that it did not have its own central bank. The country had been in a monetary union with Belgium since 1921, and didn’t impose reserve requirements on financial firms.”

“Imagine an ocean platform where the inhabitants would meet during the day to produce and trade, free of any law or any tax, before being teleported in the evening back home to their families on the mainland,” – that Luxembourg for you.

 In fact, the Outer Space Treaty, signed by 107 countries at the UN in 1967, explicitly prohibits countries from claiming sovereignty over celestial bodies. The question now is: if nobody owns or governs the great unknown, who is to say who gets to own a little piece of it?

Disrupting Investors’ Own Game – What SoftBank’s $100 billion Vision Fund means to the future of investing – Link here

Toys ‘R’ Us Shows Real Estate Can’t Save Retailers – Link here

Social Proof in the Markets – Link here

More data needed to evaluate demonetization – Link here

The hybrid approach to true knowledge – Link here

 Perilous Monopoly – The country’s biggest stock exchange is going through a tumultuous phase. Will the new CEO help NSE regain its lost reputation? – Link here

Too few antibiotics in pipeline to tackle global drug-resistance crisis, WHO warns – Link here

 How the Nuremberg Trials changed interpretation forever – Link here – interesting tidbit from history.


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