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Documenting India's Villages Before They Vanish

The country's greatest chronicler of rural life embarks on a mission to digitize, well, everything.<p>NEW DELHI—When Palagummi Sainath was starting out as a young reporter in the 1980s, his news agency sent him into India’s heartland to collect the usual sob stories from farmers devastated by drought. …

India

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13 Reasons To Visit India's Official Ghost Town

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the end of the world? Oh come on, you must have thought of it at least once? Well yeah? We have an amazing idea for …

The Pied Piper’s Rhapsody

A documentary on AR Rahman tracks his journey in music.<p>Written by | New Delhi |<p>Legendary English composer and musical mastermind Sir Andrew Lloyd …

Hungarian Banknote Concept Designed by Barbara Bernát | Colossal

<p>For her MA degree project at the University of West Hungary, Budapest-based graphic designer Barbara Bernát devised this lovely concept for the …

Animals and Plants Entwine in Mythical Sculptures

Surrealistic sculptor Ellen Jewett combines art, science, and medical illustration into an imaginative fusion of natural forms. Inspired by wildlife, Ellen transforms the familiar aspects of plants and animals into unique hybrid creatures. Realistic details flow from animal to plant. Some pieces …

Boredom makes people more creative, claim psychologists

People are more creative after they take part in a boring test, psychologists have found<p>Boredom is by its very nature tedious and unpleasant, but far from being mind-numbing it might actually stimulate creativity, a psychologist has found.<p>Dr Sandi Mann, from the University of Central Lancashire, …

The Star Wars Poster Set Inspired by Ancient Chinese Culture

Can you imagine what the Star Wars characters would look like if the wars between Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance occurred in ancient China? Take …

Farhan Akhtar becomes the first male goodwill ambassador for UN Women in South Asia

Farhan Akhtar has become the first male goodwill ambassador for UN Women in South Asia, joining the list that includes the likes Sania Mirza, Emma …

“I’m Making the Switch!” – 9 Great Articles About Dropping the DSLR for Mirrorless

Perhaps you’ve read the odd article about how mirrorless cameras are rapidly catching up with DSLRs in terms of image quality and performance. You …

The 16 Greatest Scenes From Batman Director Christopher Nolan

Source: Warner Bros.<p>As the most powerful creative force currently working in Hollywood, director Christopher Nolan’s ability to make original films …

Design Detail - Random Railings

This home designed by Monoloko Design, features custom railings on the stairs and the top floor, made from randomly placed steel supports that have …

Qantas retires its oldest aircraft, the City of Canberra 747-400, to Wollongong aviation museum

A Qantas jumbo jet has made history, landing at a regional airport in New South Wales to become the first 747-400 in the world to go on public …

Inside Delhi's lil Afghanistan: Aroma of Kabuli pulao, murmurs in Dari

Murmurs in Dari — a variety of Persian, people quietly going about their business and an ­occasional curious stare — this is what you are met …

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant<p>One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford …

India

India bans film in which rapist blames victim

India has banned the broadcasting of a controversial documentary in which one of the men convicted for gang-raping and murdering a female student is shown blaming the victim mainly because of her gender - a move the film's maker called "arbitrary censorship".<p>Home Minister Rajnath Singh told …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

The Ubuntu phones are an audacious attempt to take on Android

Actual devices from Canonical finally take the stage at MWC 2015<p>The mobile journey of Linux-based OS Ubuntu has felt like an eternity. Canonical, the company that leads development on the platform, first announced the smartphone OS back in 2013; after an unsuccessful dalliance with crowdfunding, …

The Huawei Watch is the most watch-like Android smartwatch yet

The Huawei Watch is by far the most "watch-like" Android Wear smartwatch to date, keeping traditional features like lugs for interchangeable straps, the circular frame, and the crown (okay, it's just a button). I wouldn't go so far as to compare it to a luxury watch, or even many regular watches …

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6 comparison (Video)

Is Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 an iPhone wannabe? Look at its super-thin design and gracefully curved edges, and it’s very easy to see it as taking a …

Phones

All aboard the world’s longest railway!

Everyone loves a train journey, but the longest railway journey in the world might just be the most unromantic one, too. It would be snide to call it the Plastic Tat Track, but the new route connecting eastern China with Spain is hardly a civilisation-changing Silk Road.<p>A freight train bringing 82 …

Watch Flashback Anti-Paparazzi Clothing Ruin Flash Photographs

Back in January, we reported that a DJ named Chris Holmes had developed a line of “anti-paparazzi clothing” that ruins flash photographs at night by …

Android Circuit: Galaxy S6 Is Metal, Samsung Trashes Apple, Sony's Last Android Gamble

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Samsung’s strong marketing around the S6, the metallic look of the new Galaxy handsets, Sony leaks its new tablet, pay to be seen in Google Play’s app store, …

Mobile

How one of the world’s largest railways is using technology to reinvent itself

With a track length of 116,000 kilometre and 23 million daily passengers (pdf), India has one of the world’s largest railway networks. But this massive enterprise is bleeding money and in urgent need of reforms.<p>And in an attempt to fix the mess, India’s railway minister Suresh Prabhu is banking on …

Trains

A fear of losing their virginity keeps Indian women from using tampons

In the western world, tampons have been hailed as a “giant leap” for womankind. But they have had little success in winning over hearts and minds of 355 million reproductive-age women in India.<p>To understand why, consider the advertisement below trying to sell tampons to Indian women in the …

Menstruation

London's New Bridge Might Be a Sci-Fi Masterpiece

A never-ending rainbow and a jellyfish-like tentacles are just two of the designs submitted to London's Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition<p>A new London Bridge is going up, though what it will look like remains to be seen. As of now, 74 architecture firms have submitted concepts that range from …

Google and Reddit Tighten Their Policies Regarding Explicit Photos

Two Internet heavyweights took big measures today to put restrictions on the sexually explicit photos and videos being shared through their services. …

A crystal ball is used as a clever frame for a breathtaking reflection of Half Dome as seen from the Sentinel Bridge in Yosemite Valley, Calif. More fantastic reader photos: http://usat.ly/1CacvJo (By Leslie Sigala, Your Take)