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Interesting Articles - April 22nd 2017


People have a thing for "Bucket List", and that is needed to keep goals in perspective or the things that one wants to achieve in life - but there are times when you want to do nothing. Sometimes being still or to be doing nothing is more fulfilling than ticking a bucket list.

Success isn't always a forward motion.

1. Indian Engineers Unwanted Everywhere - Saucy headline with some truth to it (4 minutes)

This headline caught my attention more than the substance of the article. It is easier to point fingers at others rather than acknowledge the shortcomings of oneselves. Having said that, there is some element of truth to the discrimination that is been witnessed across the globe in the past 3 years with the whole "Nationalism" movement or as liberals call it, towards the "Right Wing" party.

https://qz.com/963530/h-1b-its-not-just-trumps-america-indian-techies-are-unwanted-from-east-to-west/


2. Robots - Sorting 200000 packages a day! (2 minutes)

This video was cute and scary. This is the future of distribution centers.


Bonus link: More Robots - This 9 machine replaces 250 workers! (2 mins and 18 seconds)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMpaaTYnzTk


3. Democrats Hope for 2018 - New Young Blood! ( 4mins)

Democrats partner with political newcomers aiming to create anti-Trump wave in 2018.

When you have a 75 year old socialists Bernie Sanders, that is still the most respected politician garnering favorable ratings than any politicians in US, then there is something wrong with the future of the nation. The whole #resistance movement has helped the process of bringing in new young blood in politics. It's heartening to see that process, but this article is more optimistic than the reality on the ground.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democrats-partner-with-political-newcomers-hoping-to-create-anti-trump-wave-in-2018-midterms/2017/04/21/91514ec8-2502-11e7-bb9d-8cd6118e1409_story.html?utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=.4d577ee8a605

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