Month: June 2021

Monday Reads – 14/06

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Scientists hail golden age to trace bird migration with tech – Regular readers of this blog would know that bird-watching is one of my favourite hobbies. Bird migration is a fascinating topic in itself and now, with the advent of very light-weight GPS trackers, it is becoming possible to understanding migratory behaviours of even small birds.

India’s Foreign Travelers – The South and West coasts of India have a long history of welcoming travelers from all over the world, but especially from around the Indian Ocean. This article looks at five such historical travelers.

Pice hotels: A lifeline for Kolkata’s hungry workers – Restaurants offering comforting meals for the price conscious migrant workers.

‘A career change saved my life’ – Burnout is real. This article looks at some people who have built better lives after burnout.

Monday Reads – 07/06

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This week’s articles cover the topics of work, nature and history. I hop you will enjoy reading them!

Why presenteeism wins out over productivity – This article argues that ‘presenteeism’ – being physically in your seat at work just to look dedicated, no matter how unproductive – has not gone away in the post-pandemic world, but just gone digital. It also explains why it is still so emphasised.

Branching out: is communication possible between trees and people? – This fascinating article explores whether it is possible for humans and trees to ‘communicate’ with each other.

IISC Bangalore: Birthing An Idea That Was Ahead Of Its Time – Read on to find out the history behind arguably India’s premier science institiute.

Get To Know India’s Kingfishers – Kingfishers are one of the more beautiful types of birds found in India. This article describes all 12 species of Kingfishers found in India.

The Risks You Can’t Foresee – ‘The clearest signal that a novel risk is emerging is anomalies—things that just don’t make sense. This sounds obvious, but most anomalies are difficult for people to recognize or process.’ A long, but interesting article in the Harvard Business Review on how companies could potentially manage ‘novel’ risks.