Last weekend links of 2012

by Manshu on December 29, 2012

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Sandipan Deb writes a thoughtful piece on the government response to the Delhi rape case.

Ajay Shah writes about how we must go from outrage to action, and though I don’t agree with some points (especially that nothing got done in terms of corruption) – I think this is a very important piece for everyone to read and think about. The comments, specially the one that disagrees with the author are very good as well.

Unfortunately, several rape cases have been reported since the Delhi incident, and they are all so gruesome they give you the chills. Hindu has an article on the incidents, and also what various states are doing to combat them. West Bengal will set up 65 all women police stations, of which 10 have already been set up.

I think we have reached a certain point where change is bound to happen, and I feel that this will be change for the good. For far too long we were suffering from a strange kind of apathy which we’re breaking free from today. Not all change is radical, and not all change needs to be radical, any improvement is welcome, and these protests will ensure that there are some improvements in the way the country works.

On to other subjects, Prof. Jayanth Varma writes how bigger mutual funds from the same family sometimes bail out smaller funds by buying their illiquid shares.

Mahavir Chopra has a post on the room rates of hospitals in big cities.

Hemant has a great post on 7 habits for financial success.

Finally, does the Universe have a purpose?

Enjoy your weekend!

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Bourne December 29, 2012 at 4:39 am

Which comment is the one that disagrees with Ajay?

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Manshu December 29, 2012 at 6:40 am
Bourne December 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

ok, I wrote that comment and I wouldn’t term it as any major disagreement or criticism.
Ajay Shah is one of the precious few, fine reformers within the system, and who makes his thoughts available on the web. I’m a big fan of his. I trust that he can tolerate and filter critical comments if they do not have merit. I’m not an economist myself, and the comment is more of a rant, than anything else…though, its good to know you appreciate some of the points.

Also, if you or anyone else is interested, you can check out this recent talk by Pratap Bhanu Mehta. I found it very useful to get my arms around the governance challenge in India: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lae8glTb2WY
I like his columns in Indian Express too.

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Manshu December 29, 2012 at 9:36 am

wow what an incredible thing. I’m a big fan of Ajay Shah myself and I felt your comment was very valuable and what you said heave a lot of merit that’s why I pointed that out as well .

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