GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 10 August, 2017

When Success Means Leaving Your Mentor The Atlantic / by B.R.J. O'Donnell The natural evolution of mentorship isn’t necessarily a lifetime of collaboration. Instead, mentorship is often considered most successful when mentees can take what they’ve learned and use it to branch out on their own. The chef Jeremiah Langhorne spent five years learning from his mentor [...]

Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 10 August, 2017

Technology and spatial development in India opinion / by Ejaz Ghani Services are more urbanized than manufacturing but they are not tied to big cities—raising the possibility of their being a growth driver that can promote inclusive spatial development... _____________ The Moral History of Air-Conditioning The Atlantic / by Shane Cashman Until the 20th century, only the wealthy or [...]

Human Rights – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

Saudi Arabia: 14 Shia at Risk of Imminent Execution Human Rights Watch News / by Human Rights Watch Expand Saudi authorities have executed more than 400 people since the beginning of 2014. © 2008 Reuters (Beirut) – Fourteen members of the Saudi Shia community are at imminent risk of execution after Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court in mid-July [...]

Human Rights (Opinions & Editorials) – 10 August, 2017

Indians deserve their right to privacy opinion / by Salil Tripathi The right to privacy affirms the inherent dignity of the individual. Without it, the individual becomes identifiable, searchable—a number... _____________ Op-Ed Contributor: The Right to (Black) Life NYT > Opinion / by RENEE BRACEY SHERMAN But we are stereotyped and called welfare queens if we choose to continue [...]

World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

Trump’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Threat Raises Alarm in Asia NYT > World / by STEVEN LEE MYERS and CHOE SANG-HUN “We’re going to see a confrontation between the United States and North Korea that will be ferocious and strong and bloody,” said Cheng Xiaohe, an associate professor of international relations at Renmin University of China in Beijing. [...]