A list of good reads
- Condé Nast Traveller has a lovely feature on a new food movement to spotlight Ladakh’s rich cuisine.
- Bloomberg Businessweek reports on the hot trend of ‘burnout retreats’—expensive rehab-style clinics for overworked rich folks.
- According to The Atlantic, the very same professors who are complaining about the perils of AI plagiarism, are using ChatGPT to write their recommendation letters.
- A related very good read: Louis Hyman in the New York Times argues that ChatGPT spells the end of boring work—and thank god for that!
- Also in the New York Times (splainer gift link): Iva Dixit eloquently rips apart ‘Indian Matchmaking’ for putting a gloss on the “cruel and cutthroat” business of Indian matrimony. (TBH, we don’t know of many reality shows that don’t trade in the worst stereotypes and biases. Hello, ‘Love is Blind’!)
- Economic Times has an interesting piece on the green-shirted employees of the Apple stores in India—many of whom are engineering grads with a nice salary.
- Hillary Frey in Slate looks at who is to blame for the demise of Buzzfeed News. Spoiler alert: social media.
- Rest of World explores the new genre of ultrashort soap operas that have become wildly popular and lucrative in China.
- Jane Hutchen in The Guardian has a lovely piece on “retirement”—and what it means to stop working.