What to read, watch and listen this weekend: Interviews with Nobel laureates and more

What to read, watch and listen this weekend: Interviews with Nobel laureates and more
Nobel Prize winners in economics, Abhijit Banerjee (R) and Esther Duflo. AFP
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Here is the list of weekend reads, videos and podcasts from around the globe:

1. Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo share their thoughts and anecdotes on a wide array of subjects from how the bhindi became the centre of a principled battle for Abhijit in jail to their new book 'Good Economics for Hard Times', and why providing Universal Basic Income makes sense, in an interview with The Times of India's Shankar Raghurama, Rohit Saran and Neelam Raaj

2. Video interview with Karan Thapar: Abhijit Banerjee tells The Wire that BJP's personal criticism is upsetting

Homeschooling
Homeschooling

3. Homeschooling in India: A growing community of families is opting to homeschool in their children to escape the tyranny of rigid and unimaginative classes, writes Tanu Kulkarni in The Hindu

K Satchidanandan
K Satchidanandan

4. Poems on Gandhi by K Satchidanandan, in The Indian Express

5. Podcast: Stuart Russell on why now is the time to start thinking about superintelligent AI, in The Guardian

6. Indian History: A British court decision on October 2 may mark the closure of the seven-decade-long battle between India and Pakistan over the remaining funds of Hyderabad Nizams, writes TCA Raghavan in The Telegraph

Ramachandra Guha
Ramachandra Guha

7. History: Lucky is the country without a glorious history, writes Ramachandra Guha after his trip to Canada, in Hindustan Times

8. US Election: Why are Hillary Clinton and Tulsi Gabbard fighting? The tension between Gabbard and Democratic leaders goes way back, writes Riley Beggin in Vox

9. Video: Treating sewage water to make it drinkable could hold the answer to Delhi’s water woes, suggests this video in Scroll.in

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza

10. Sports: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza’s comeback bid has been all about striking a balance between being a selfless parent and a selfish athlete, writes Mihir Vasavda in The Indian Express

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