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Interesting article in NYT.
The Chinese governement is planning a project called the South-North Water Diversion Project. It would divert at least six trillion gallons of water each year hundreds of miles from the Yangtze, to the north China plain. Its $62 billion price … Continue reading
Walmart faces a class action suit for paying lower wages to female emloyees. Yet another shocking malpractise from Walmart. This is an informative editorial in New York Times about the case. I also got to understand what class action suits … Continue reading
In the last five years, Justice Clarence Thomas hasn’t spoken a word from the bench during arguments, which has led Stephen Colbert to comment “the man is a rock…in that he could be replaced by a rock and I’m not … Continue reading
This is an interesting article in NYTimes about why parents in Afghanistan sometimes dress their daughters as boys till a certain age. It brings together lots of social and gender issues
Pharmaceutical companies are conducting drug trials in poorer countries with lax regulation, and sometimes, with almost absent government. This is about Pfizer’s trials in Nigeria. Diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks show the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer hired investigators to find evidence … Continue reading
Interesting statistics here
This is quite amusing. My favourite line – ‘If somebody took out a calculator to do anything more than perhaps decide on the tip amount, I probably would never dine out with them again.’