Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • India Internet Report: by Avendus. “We have attempted to construct an in-depth perspective of the Indian Digital Consumer industry as it stands today.”
  • 11 Programming Trends: from InfoWorld. “From JavaScript everywhere to everything on the JVM, the times and the tools are a-changing. So too is the way programmers work, thanks to the rise of frameworks and walled gardens, as well as a shift away from openness.”
  • Winners of Economist’s Innovation Awards: Among them, India’s Devi Shetty, of Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in Bangalore, “for reducing health-care costs using mass-production techniques. His hospital performs more heart operations at a lower cost and a lower mortality rate than leading American hospitals.”
  • China’s Superior Economic Model: by Andy Stern in Wall Street Journal. “The conservative-preferred, free-market fundamentalist, shareholder-only model—so successful in the 20th century—is being thrown onto the trash heap of history in the 21st century.”
  • BJP’s diffidence and fear is baffling, befuddling: by Ashok Malik in DNA. “A right-wing framework is made up of three elements: identity politics and nativist prejudice; pragmatism on security and strategic issues; and free-market economics. It is important to get the mix right, depending on popular concerns of the day and a society’s priorities. In the past few years, the BJP’s mix has gone awry and rational economics has been trumped by other factors. The party needs to redress this before 2014.”
  • Mashable Awards: “…a community-nominated voting program that recognizes the companies, people and projects that made the biggest impact on the digital landscape this year.” The only Indian nominated: Narendra Modi in Must-Follow Politician on Social Media.

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Rajesh Jain

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