Kerala Model vs Gujarat Model

In their mid-weekly public policy newsletter, Anticipating the Unintended, Pranay Kotasthane and R S Jaitley discuss the Kerala and Gujarat model of how states have developed. They suggest that the current situation in both states are the result of history of about two centuries and not just the current government in power in both states.Continue reading “Kerala Model vs Gujarat Model”

Pragati Podcast #138 Prem Panicker

These are show notes from Episode 138 of the Pragati Podcast with Prem Panicker (Twitter). I thought this episode is an equivalent to an MBA course on starting an online publication in India today. My show notes are only points from the podcast that are of interest to me. Prem is talking about his timeContinue reading “Pragati Podcast #138 Prem Panicker”

Using a Zettelkasten in a Bullet Journal

In my last post I explained the concept of the Zettelkasten. Many of the articles that I linked to in that post suggest using digital tools to implement the Zettelkasten. I have had a history of not trusting digital tools. This is because I have used many of them and move to the shiny newContinue reading “Using a Zettelkasten in a Bullet Journal”

What’s not going to change in the next ten years?

Jeff Bezos says –“I very frequently get the question: ‘What’s going to change in the next 10 years?’ And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: ‘What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?’ And I submit to you that that second questionContinue reading “What’s not going to change in the next ten years?”

George Saunders

The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders is a book that cannot be categorized. It is a dystopian novella, a science fiction read, a satirical take on our times, the 21stcentury Animal Farm in a way, and perhaps more. Written in 2006, almost fourteen years ago, this novella is still so frighteninglyContinue reading “George Saunders”

Chamath Palihapitiya

I first heard of him on Tim Ferriss’ 5 Bullet Friday (dated April 17, 2020). This is the text that Tim adds: Podcast episode I’m listening to —Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya on How to Invest in This Crisis. This was sent to me by one of the better investors I know, someone who has been exceptionally successful in startups,Continue reading “Chamath Palihapitiya”