Top 10 thREAD reads in 2016

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Events transpire, stories emerge, comments ensue, lines get drawn. Here's a selection of stories from the year gone by that reads between those lines.

  • The power of currency

    If you've been wondering what impact demonetisation may have on a society, eavesdrop on the following conversation as X and Y think out loud for you...

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  • Demonetisation: a fillip amid a Pyrrhic victory

    If you've been wondering what impact demonetisation may have on a society, eavesdrop on the following conversation as X and Y think out loud for you...

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  • Here's how you explain GST to your grandma

    GST will not trim the amount of tax you pay for a pizza. But it will make it less tiresome to pay and collect. And it will leave your pizza fresher on deliivery.

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  • How Bollywood has slowly come to accept the Friendzone

    The theme that has always underscored our cinema is that the hero and herione always end up in love. There has, over the years, been a significant shift in thought as Ae Dil Hai Mushkil culminates with Ranbir and Alizeh in platonic zen.

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  • Kohli, starring in and as Cricket God 2.0

    Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are both men with extraordinary batting talent. But, why is the latter celebrated as the more successful finisher?

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  • Se-deuced off court

    Here's a piece of short fiction that douses you in the Wimbledon atmosphere. But beware, there will be a challenge at the final point.

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  • A piece of quiet

    In a world where you can encounter as much noise on a crowded road as within your own chattering mind, it's essential we build a space of quiet, a gentle buffer zone, within ourselves and our verbal spaces.

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  • Growth, a tale of smoke and mirrors

    All signs point to humans having become too obsessed with numbers, quantitative parameters of growth. Perhaps it's time to look at ways of achieving true qualitative growth.

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  • Spare a thought for Kashmir

    Here is the dominant narrative on Jammu and Kashmir — a hotbed of violence and cross-border terrorism fuelled by Pakistan. But, in the meantime, India continues to have unanswered and unaddressed divergences with the region.

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  • How a ban on sarcasm is a protection of free speech

    Sarcasm systematically erodes the truth value of statements. Of what use is the freedom to speak your mind if you never do speak your mind, or the words you use to speak your mind have no truth value?

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