Aditya Raman

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The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look.<p>The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced.<p><i>Lincoln in</i> …

Watch: Basic Long Range / Survival Pack Setup

Today we’ll be talking about the basics of long range / <b>survival pack</b> setup and the equipment that goes into them. Take a look as Loadout Room writer …

Lightroom: You're Doing It All Wrong

There's this nifty piece of software called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and in my time as an educator in the craft of photography I have seen its use …

Tutorials

An Arduino-Powered Laser Engraver That You Can Build

MichielD99 is a 16 year old Belgian teenage maker. It is amazing that, with the tools and materials available today, a young person, really any person, can create something as sophisticated and professional-looking as this laser engraver.<p>It took Michiel about three months to plan and construct the …

ISIS may have saved the A-10

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS seems determined to destroy much of what's in its path as it tries to conquer more territory in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, but it may have inadvertently saved a fleet of U.S. Air Force jets.<p>Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force's vice chief of staff, tells Defense News the rise of the …

Military

War and Peace: the 10 things you need to know (if you haven't actually read it)

<b>1</b> People change. The characters in <i>War and Peace</i> endure extreme experiences, and emerge at the end as quite different people. The miracle of the book is that the Natasha who falls in love with anyone and everyone in the ballrooms of the opening is recognisably the same woman who withdraws from …

Books

The genius of George Orwell

George Orwell's masterpiece 1984 was published on June 6, 1949. Orwell died on January 21 1950. <i>Jeremy Paxman</i> pays tribute to one of England's greatest writers<p>If you want to learn how to write non-fiction, Orwell is your man. He may be known worldwide for his last two novels, Animal Farm and …

Best debut novels of 2016

Our pick of debut novels that offer thrilling plots and subtle atmosphere:<p>How many people made quitting their day job and writing a novel their new year’s resolution? Nicholas Searle, a former civil servant, and Fiona Barton, a former Telegraph reporter, have actually made good on that resolve.<p>Both …

Books

The ‘Gym Wildlife’ Parody Trolls Everyone Who’s Ever Set Foot In A Gym

All The Best New Indie Music From This Week<p>Philip Cosores 06.19.18 1 day ago<p>All The Best New Music From This Week That You Need To Hear<p>Philip Cosores 06.18.18 2 days ago<p>Stream The Best New Albums This Week From Nas, Christina Aguilera, And Jay Rock<p>Derrick Rossignol 06.15.18 5 days ago<p>The 15 Best …

New Music

Gustavo Arellano, Marta Bausells, Emma Brockes, Dave Bry, Oliver Burkeman, Sian Cain, Cindy Casares, Sarah Galo, Lucia Graves, Stuart Heritage, Paul Simon, Zach Stafford, Trevor Timm, Richard Wolffe and Guardian readers

Books

John Cleese Picks the Most Gut-Busting Monty Python Sketches

Upper-Class Twit of the Year, "The Galaxy Song," and more.<p>John Cleese never stops working. 76 years old and on the eve of a much-needed three-week vacation to the West Indies, he can't help but talk about the work he's going to accomplish while away: start planning the follow-up to his …

Rare color photos of the men who fought World War I

World War I in color<p>A rare record of quiet on the Western Front<p>June 16, 1917<p>In 1917, World War I was dragging into its fourth bloody year.<p>On the …

History

If you have one of these 3 jobs, robots will never put you out of work

A 300-page report released by Merrill Lynch predicts 47% of jobs are at risk for replacement in the next 20 years, with positions in the manufacturing and services industries being at the greatest risk.<p>But the report also highlights that there's one important skill that robots could never really …

The Most Important Billion-Dollar Company You've Never Heard Of | Inc.com

Mohammed's strategy has essentially been to scale Jasper quietly, one partnership at a time, to the point where no one can catch him. Along the way, he has put the company at the center of the next big technological phase change: In the same way Dell and Microsoft profited from the move from …

Internet of Things

Meet the Pro Photographer Who Uses a Simple Point & Shoot

If you’ve been reading ISO for a while, you’ll already be familiar with the work of <b>Meagan V Blazier</b>. She’s the professional photographer, published …

The Author and Editor Relationship: Professional Sparring Partners

A friend of mine who is about to join the ranks of published authors emailed me in a panic. His new manuscript was in editing with a small but well-respected press and the edits he was receiving from their top-notch editor were not at all to his liking. "This guy is making changes that completely …

10 Recent Bestsellers People Tried to Ban (and Why)

The fact that classics such as <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> and <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>were banned when they were first released is now as commonly taught in …

The lake at the end of the world

Barely one hour from Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, Lake Bohinj is in the middle of nowhere – out of season and time – and it’s wonderful.<p>“We have a saying here in Slovenia,” said Grega Silc, a Hike & Bike Slovenia tour guide, as we cycled around the riotous green of the ridge. “In Bohinj, we're a …

European Travel

How to build cool stuff for the Internet of Things

<i>Digital artist</i> <i>Seb Lee-Delisle</i> <i>will deliver the opening keynote at</i> <i>Generate London</i> <i>on 21 September. The two-day conference will also feature Anton &</i> …

9 Fantastic Poets Who Really Love The Internet

When tweeting meets the art of verse.<p>A recent article in The New York Times, cleverly titled “Web Poets’ Society: New Breed Succeeds in Taking Verse Viral,” highlights a bevy of young writers who use Instagram, Tumblr and other outlets to garner audiences for their creative pursuit of choice: the …

A walking tour of Québec City

Founded in 1608, Québec City is North America’s oldest walled city and the cradle of French civilization in the New World. It’s also a walker’s dream: compact, picturesque and brimming with European charm.<p>This tour reveals Québec’s rich and colorful history, taking you down narrow cobblestoned …

How to Make the Most of a Photography Workshop

When you look at Erin Babnik’s photographs, you’ll want to quit your day job and go exploring this magnificent planet of ours. Erin’s photos are …

Lonely Planet reveals its ultimate destinations | CNN Travel

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

Vietnam War

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

India builds first smart city GIFT as urban population swells

<b>Gandhinagar:</b> India’s push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of “smart” cities like the …

How to Set Prices For Your Stuff When Selling Online

When you sell your stuff on sites like eBay or Craigslist, setting a price can be a deer-in-the-headlights moment. If you're not careful, you might …

Google quietly launches an early version of a new interactive app for events

Google has released a new app to the Play Store called Interactive Events. As the name implies, this new app is developed for events and hosted …