It’s Wednesday! Here are the Daily Links…
One of the most influential architects of the contemporary world, Zaha Hadid passed away last week. Her legacy stretches all across the globe—including the Guangzhou Opera House in China, the London Aquatics Centre built for the 2012 Olympic games, and Cincinnati’s Rosenthal Center of Contemporary Art. This New York Times piece explores why she was so much more than “just a female architect.”
If you’ve been seeing references to the Panama Papers all over the internet this week and wondering what they are—it’s the largest-ever leak of confidential papers implicating some of the most powerful world leaders in long running tax-dodging schemes. The Guardian sums up the major points here.
My hometown, Kolkata, rarely makes the international news. When it does, tragedy is usually the cause—as in the case of a flyover which collapsed last Thursday, killing over two dozen people. This thoughtful piece talks about why the disaster was inevitable.
As an Indian woman, I frequently run into dead ends while looking for fun makeup tutorials that are also suited to my skin tone. To my immense joy, the awesome twin team of Meghal and Natasha Janardan is taking great strides to remedy that on their Youtube channel. —Ragini Nag Rao
I really enjoy this story of 9-year-old reporter, Kate Lysiak. Not only did she break the story of a local murder, she also took the time to call out her haters. —Diamond Sharp ♦