In This Week’s Newley’s Notes: LinkedIn Lite for India; India Telco Merger; Inflatbale Irish Pubs, Slankets for Hipsters

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Exclusive By Me Yesterday: Facebook Messenger Hires Anand Chandrasekaran

The story begins: NEW DELHI— Facebook Inc. is hiring a high-profile technology executive with expertise in Silicon Valley and India to help develop strategies for its Messenger app, an increasingly important platform for the social-media company. Anand Chandrasekaran, a former senior executive at Yahoo Inc., will assume a global leadership role working on strategies and […]

Image of the Day: Amazingly Hardcore Hacker Stock Photo

So, I posted this image on Twitter recently and it’s proven to be a big hit.  Why?  People — and I guess I am one — seem to love stock photos of “hackers,” particularly ridiculous ones. And this one, which I noticed in an Indian newspaper the other day,  fits the bill.   Rather than simply putting […]

In This Week’s Newley’s Notes: iPhone 7 in India; Trendy Ayahuasca; U.S. Fortuneteller in Cambodia

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Delhi Snapshot: Goat Eating a Paratha

Came across this fellow here in Delhi yesterday. He (or she) was eating a paratha.  Given his/her interesting colouring, neck adornment, and hoof bling, I was wondering if it might be an auspicious goat, kept and fed by people nearby in the neighborhood.  So I asked some guys hanging out nearby. They kept repeating a […]

Book Notes — The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller

Note: For some time I have kept, on index cards, written notes about the books I’ve read. I decided to share some of these thoughts here, and will be posting them, one by one on individual books, in no particular order. I’ll group them all together on a central page later. For now I’m assigning […]

In This Week’s Newley’s Notes: Ford in India; a ‘City’ in the Desert; Experts’ Book Picks; Invasive Capybaras

Edition 63 of my email newsletter went out to subscribers on Wednesday. It’s pasted in below. To get these weekly dispatches delivered to your inbox a few days before I post them here, sign up at this link. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief — and few people unsubscribe! Hi friends, Thanks for reading Newley’s […]