Monday Reads – 28/06

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This week’s article is a bit late, but I hope you will still enjoy reading these interesting articles.

The workers pushing back on the return to the office – As the pandemic shows signs of abating, and organisations start thinking of calling employees back to the office, they are finding that (some) employees are not really enthused about the idea of going back to a regular office routine. It will be interesting to see how organisations navigate through this and strike a balance.

40 Life Lessons from 40 Years – I am wary of any organised ‘isms’, and I am concerned that ‘Minimalism’ might be going that way. That being said, there are still some interesting and potentially useful insights in this article.

PV Narasimha Rao: India’s ‘accidental’ Prime Minister – Former Prime Minister, P V Narasimha Rao, was born on June 28th 1921, a 100 years ago yesterday. This article looks at the tumultous times that marked the start of his tenure as PM, and the unfortunate politics following his death that led to him not getting due credit for his achievements.

The ultimate symbol for our times – I like reading about Art History, and this article on the role of windows in Western Art is especially interesting.

Don’t feed birds from balcony, it creates nuisance for neighbours – I enjoy watching birds, but do not venture to feeding them. I believe we should only be observers of nature and wildlife, and not active participants, so as to not disturb the ecological equilibrium. This article caught my attention, for a couple of reasons. One was the reason given by the Judge for not feeding birds. And the other was the slow turning of wheels in the Indian judicial system as this case was filed 10 years ago!

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