Monday Reads – 05/04

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This week’s set contains articles from Science, Business and more. Happy reading!

When did life first emerge in the universe? – A long, but fascinating article explaining the possible origin of life in the Universe and the prospects for life in the distant future.

String theorist Michio Kaku: ‘Reaching out to aliens is a terrible idea’ – Continuing on the theme of science, this is an interview with a scientist working on String Theory. It seems like any discussion on Quantum Physics ends up being a discussion about God, and this one is no different. Read on till the end to understand this scientist’s views on the topic.

We still don’t know the origins of the coronavirus. Here are 4 scenarios. – It’s been over a year since the world went into lockdown. And, unfortunately, parts of India are preparing to go back into lockdown soon. This article lays out 4 possible scenarios about the origins of the Coronavirus.

We (might) Work – Remember the disaster that was the WeWork IPO? Well, I subsequently worked out a WeWork facility and really enjoyed the experience. It turns out that WeWork has been, over the past few months, quietly rectifying its ship and might be on the path to profitability soon.

Maska Bun and Migration: Irani Cafes of Bombay – You can tale a person out of Mumbai (Bombay), but you can’t take Mumbai (Bombay) out of a person. Even though I have not been staying in Mumbai for over 12 years now, I still think that no other city in India (and very few in the World) can match it in terms of experiences. It appeals (and attacks) almost every sense. This article talks about one of the icons of Mumbai – the humble Irani cafe.

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