Gagan Pattanayak

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When Money Dies

<b>“When Money Dies” is the title of a 1975 book by Adam Fergusson, in which he describes the downfall of the Reichsmark in Weimar Germany.</b> A …

How the Himalayas Changed My View of Entrepreneurship

<i>Nihar Sawant is a co-founder at Expojure. This post originally appeared on his Medium blog.</i><p>Recently, I was in the Himalayas for two weeks. During those two weeks, I had zero communication with the outside world. Climbing 14,000ft in the dreadful nature left my mind in a complete desolation.<p>By the …

This Artist Is Having Sex with a Different Guy Every Day for a Year

I asked him what about that constitutes "art".<p><i>Mischa Badasyan in a promo shot for "Save the Date" (Photo copyright Andrea Linss)</i><p>What is art? If I cover my naked body in Liam Gallagher quotes and sing Blur songs outside The Wag Club, is that art? Because it sounds like it should be, but the lines …

Liam Gallagher

Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask

Viv was named after the Latin root meaning <i>live</i>. Its San Jose, California, offices are decorated with tchotchkes bearing the numbers six and five (VI …

These 15 maps don’t explain the Middle East

Violent upheaval in the Middle East has recently spawned all manner of maps purporting to explain how the region got this way. Here, instead, are 15 maps that don’t claim as much. Or rather, they do not seek, like many other maps, to capture some fixed set of core facts about the region. Instead, …

World History