Weekend links Sep 13 2013

Let’s start this week with a piece that Dr. Bibek Debroy wrote about the way out for the Indian economy. Dr. Debroy points out that the fiscal deficit is the symptom, not the disease, and goes on to list ways to increase revenue and reduce expenditure. You must have seen the steps he’s advocating earlier as well, but it was good to see them at one place, and I liked the piece.

BusinessWeek has a good article on the toilet shortage in India.

Groupon India had a deal on onions and the demand was such that their website crashed.

Voyager has entered interstellar space. A great article on what this means, and if you can comprehend it — how far it is.

These pictures of ballet dancers in random situations are really amazing and very beautifully taken.

I quite enjoyed this unofficial Goldman Sachs guide to being a man.

Finally, Kirti from BeMoneyAware interviewed me last week, and asked me questions about some questions about my blogging journey, and if you’re interested in my thoughts on the subject, the interview can be found here. 

Enjoy your weekend!

3 thoughts on “Weekend links Sep 13 2013”

  1. Even I was one of the culprits who caused Groupon India’s website to crash. I applied for the onions @ Rs. 9 per kg and got it delivered. I just wanted to check whether they actually deliver it or not. The quality of the onions was also good for our consumption.

      1. There was no shipping fee, but there was a cap on purchase. A person could buy only 1 kg onions per mobile-per email id. So, if the market rate is Rs. 50 per kg, I saved Rs. 41. 🙂

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