Abhishesh Aggarwal

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Narendra Modi is pulling India back to the 1970s

“Our problem is that there is too much democracy in India — that’s why difficult decisions never get taken,” declared Sunil Alagh, marketing consultant and supporter of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The bon vivant was responding to the uproar over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shock …

India

These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you've never seen it

It's easy to get caught up in worrying about how crazy the world is. But sometimes it's important to stop and remember that it's also beautiful.<p>There are ice caves that shimmer sapphire blue, glowing swirls in the sky as particles carried by solar wind collide with Earth's atmosphere, and serene …

Nature Photography

Top 10 Controversial Hip Hop Songs

Throughout Hip Hop’s history, there has never been a shortage of controversy. For this list, we have selected 10 dope tracks that sparked up some (or …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 10 most overlooked, underrated and unfairly dismissed movies of 2016

If you take even a cursory look at the top-10 film lists floating around this year, a pattern emerges: <i>La La Land</i>, <i>Moonlight</i>, <i>Manchester by the Sea</i>, maybe a <i>Zootopia</i> or a <i>Kubo and the Two Strings</i> to even things out.<p>But there's a point at which every critic's "best films" start to blend together into a …

Super News

15 Geometric Illustrations That Capture The Essence Of Famous Hollywood Movies

Can you think of the best movie posters you’ve ever seen? There are quite a few out there that display great artistry, capturing the movie’s essence …

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

A photographer exploded a bunch of supercars to show what’s inside

Fabian Oefner thought about becoming a car designer. But he decided he was better suited for art.<p>"I found out there are too many other things that I like better, so I chose a different path," Oefner said in an interview.<p>The Swiss artist is best known for his "Disintegrating" photos, which show …

Supercars

Aston Martin DB11 vs Bentley Continental GT Speed - grand tourers compared

Running fast towards my rendezvous with the Aston Martin DB11, the challenge it is about to take on is clear.<p>The Bentley Continental GT Speed under …

Half-Life's writer reflects on his masterpiece: 'It was like writing a novel'

The lead writer reflects on drafting one of gaming’s best stories, way back when<p><i>Author’s note: Another file from the same disk with the Nihilanth sketches, with this one, if it is to believed, written the day after we shipped Half-Life. I do believe it, because the file’s creation date is indeed</i> …

This Artist Spent 3 Years ‘Dressing’ Zoo Animals Like Humans And The Clothes Fit Unbelievably Well

Remember the Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal, who created a funny photo series called 'Zoo Animals'? Yep, the one where animals were dressed …

Spectacular editors' picks from early 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year entries

Editors' picks: National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2016<p><i>Photo by Nancy Elwood/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the …

The 12 Best Summer Movies You Might Have Missed

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The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

Video on Demand

These Long-Exposure Seascape Photos Pay Homage to Movies and Comics

To hear photographer Nathan Wirth tell it, the wonder of old movies, TV shows, and comic books was that they were so obviously <b>un</b>realistic. These old …

The best films of 2016 so far: The A.V. Club’s catch-up guide

Once upon a time, dear reader, <i>A.V. Club</i> film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky were just like you: thirsty, sweaty, forced to …

The 5 books Bill Gates thinks you should read this summer

Want to know what the richest man in the world reads?<p>Bill Gates has written a blog post, recommending five books to his fans and followers.<p>He wrote on his website: "This summer, my recommended reading list has a good dose of books with science and math at their core. But there’s no science or math …

6 Tools That Save You From Embarrassing Writing Mistakes

One study showed that writing errors scare off 59 percent of customers. Can you afford to keep making spelling and grammar mistakes?<p>Think your writing mistakes don't matter? Think again. A study by Global Lingo found that as many as 59 percent of online customers are scared away from sites with …

Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p>In a previous post, I shared questions that can help in overcoming fear of failure. But sometimes, there’s an even more basic …

22 of the Best Single Sentences on Writing

There have been entire articles and books devoted to the craft of writing. And while you should definitely read at least a few of them (I personally …

Creative Writing

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

12 photos that give a disorienting look at the 'weird' buildings of China

This February, the Chinese central government demanded an end to all mainland construction of buildings that are "oversized" or "weird" — a law that will surely change the future skylines of major Chinese cities. Yeung's dizzying and unique images of the varying architecture in Hong Kong — and …

Hong Kong

The miracle of Kolkata's wetlands – and one man's struggle to save them

The wetlands are this Indian city’s free sewage works, a fertile aquatic garden and, most importantly, a flood defence – but they’re under threat from developers. One environmentalist is leading the resistance<p>The trees on the streets of Kolkata in January are dusty, like neglected pot plants. At …

India

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

Todd McCarthy: The 10 Best Films of 2015

A wordless Ukrainian drama, a sexually explosive coming-of-age tale, 1950s lesbian love, Leonardo DiCaprio vs. an angry grizzly and more — here are …

These Are The Best Movies To Watch When You Need An Ugly Cry

Because who doesn't want to sob on a plane?<p>It's the holiday season, and the combination of eggnog, family, travel and gloomy weather may make you a little weepy. But if you need some cover for the tears, HuffPost has your back (again).<p>Here are some of our suggestions for the best movies to cry …

Gustav Klimt

Winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013

<b>Living the View – Winner</b><p>The winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year were just announced and they include some spectacular images of UK landscapes. The winner of the overall title and the recipient of the ?10,000 grand prize was Tony Bennett of Derbyshire who shot the “magical minutes of …