from Expert Zone:
(India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised former President Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, remembering the example set by the childhood newspaper vendor who rose to prominence as driver of India’s nuclear weapon and missile programme before becoming president in 2002. Modi writes about Kalam’s commitment to “freedom, development and strength.” The full opinion piece follows here.)
from Reuters War College:
Nothing that's made out of metal is sexier than a fighter jet. Rounded or angular, the shape is always sleek -- OK, not the F-117 Nighthawk, but the exception proves the rule. The F-4 Phantom, the F-14 Tomcat, the F-15 Eagle, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-22 Raptor. Ferrari tries, but these are the real deal.
from Alison Frankel:
(Reuters) - Thirteen months after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to do away with securities fraud class actions in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn of Dallas has given the most intensive analysis yet to the high court's ruling that defendants can try to ward off class certification by rebutting the presumption of marketwide fraud. Her 53-page opinion shows the Supreme Court's Halliburton decision, which has so far been of little help to securities class action defendants, can benefit corporations willing to spend the time and money to hire economics experts and conduct price impact studies.
from India Insight:
A dubbed fantasy epic that charmed millions of Hindi-speaking moviegoers this month has startled the Indian film industry, with box-office analysts viewing the movie’s record-breaking run as a wake-up call for Bollywood.