Sambashiva Srisailapathy

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Behold Donald Trump's pink Mexican border wall, designed by Estudio 3.14

Early on in the US Presidential Election cycle, Republican candidate Donald Trump proclaimed he would build a border wall between the US and Mexico, …

India’s crackdown in Kashmir: is this the world’s first mass blinding?

A bloody summer of protest in Kashmir has been met with a ruthless response from Indian security forces, who fired hundreds of thousands of metal pellets into crowds of civilians, leaving hundreds blinded.<p>For the past month, while the attention of the world has been fixed on every dramatic twist in …

We Met as Strangers: the man who photographed people he met on Twitter

Michael Chapman’s personal photography project explored his extended social network, even if it failed to uncover any secret Nazi dungeons<p>“I was talking to one of my strangers about how I hadn’t met any weirdos yet, and she leaned forward and went ‘My coat is made of human hair’. And I thought …

10 of the best B&Bs in Europe

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Townhouses

Singapore’s lesson for Modi: Smart cities don’t work without religious freedom

When Singaporeans bump into one of the millions of visitors who come to our small island state every year, we’re often curious to hear his itinerary and impressions.<p>Once in a while, we pick up tips about our own city—it was partly through Indian tourists that many locals discovered the irresistible …

See the Original Coke Bottle Patent Granted 100 Years Ago

Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum …

The #Blessed Life Of Kaskade, EDM's Voice Of Reason

How $500,000-a-night DJ Kaskade — a 44-year-old Mormon father of three — became electronic dance music’s most unassailable superstar.<p><b>The W Hotel in downtown</b> Atlanta narrows twice near its summit, 28 gloriously reflective stories in the air, so that the roof of the building feels almost impossibly …

Salt Lake City

In America, a GIF Can Get You Arrested

A man from Ohio has been charged for soliciting the murder of U.S. military personnel with a GIF.<p>The US government continues to fight online ISIS propaganda by arresting supporters of the terrorist group who spread its message on social media, be it with tweets or Facebook messages, or even GIFs.<p>A …

Amazon may export delivery lessons from India to cut costs abroad

BENGALURU, India (Reuters) - E-commerce giant Amazon.com (AMZN.O) is taking lessons learnt from its daily battles with India’s choked roads and cramped cities to some of its largest developed markets, exporting a model of cheaper deliveries and reduced warehousing costs.<p>Security guards stand at the …

Narendra Modi's India is a country we can do business with

Even if Britain stays in the EU, we must build more connections with the rising nations of the world<p>David Cameron might have been expected to attend an emergency council of EU leaders tonight to continue discussing the migration crisis following the summit in Malta. In the event, however, the …

A Look Inside Tokyo's Top Vintage Americana Specialist Stores

Two sister stores keep the vintage scene alive and well in the capital’s Ueno district.<p>Japan’s long-held fascination with vintage Americana, combined …

Facebook is trying to make Twitter obsolete

Twitter still holds one advantage over Facebook, and that's where its "real-time" network plays a big role. 59% of Twitter users that get news from the social network follow breaking news on the platform. That number is just 31% on Facebook.<p>But Facebook may be planning an attack to overcome …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Google has announced a massive reorganization.</b> It will become a subsidiary of an entirely new parent company called Alphabet.<p><b>2. Here's everything you need to know about Google's new CEO, Sundar Pichai.</b> He's the former head of Chrome and Android.<p><b>3. There's an interesting theory doing the rounds</b> …

Who owns India’s palaces?

Dholpur Palace.<p>In July, Dholpur Palace found itself in the headlines and not for all the right reasons. The Congress party alleged that Dushyant …

The return of peace at any cost with Pakistan

The terrorist attack in Dinanagar in Punjab on Monday was a rare occurrence of such violence in a state where the guns fell silent nearly 24 years …

Water mafia: Why Delhi is buying water on the black market

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1182000/1182987_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537149984_8ccbb4fb7e7dfee2088e590a55942107<p><b>In the congested Delhi neighbourhood Sangam Vihar, home to 500,000 people, the air is fraught with anticipation.</b><p>Rows of men and women are gathered in …

Merchant Shipping

This 32-year-old quit his job to spend over 6 months walking from the Netherlands to New York City

"For many years I've thought about going for a long-distance walk," Ulrich, 32, says. "I'm not sure how that came to mind, but walking gives a sense of freedom, and the challenge is, to me, quite appealing.<p>"Two years ago, in April 2013, I flew to New York to visit a friend, go to a music festival …

Aarhus

Google's Ad System Has Become Too Big to Control

Google is one of the most advanced search and advertising platforms on the Internet, but a research paper suggests the company may lack the ability …

Photographer Captures Rain and Lightning Filling the Grand Canyon

Photographer Evan Halleck was visiting the Grand Canyon recently when he saw a storm brewing in the distance. He drove up to it, set up his camera …

India innovates on the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution promises to change the way we live, and there are several Indian-made products that could contribute to it. …

Internet of Things

Guns and Indians

Yet another mass shooting in the US. And yet another week spent by this author trying to make sense of gun politics in the US.<p>Only to find that one …

Iodine bindis and iron fish: healthcare ideas for the world's poorest

Healthcare products for developing world markets need to be simple, scalable and culturally appropriate to work<p>Poor health is one of the major obstacles to development in the world’s poorest countries. Entrepreneurial solutions can help, but they need to be simple, culturally sensitive and scalable …

Entrepreneurship

Indian bribe scandal takes a dark turn as witnesses and suspects die

By Rama Lakshmi<p>Rama Lakshmi<p>Bio Follow<p>GWALIOR, India — Nobody knows exactly when or why the witnesses and small-time crooks caught up in one of India’s biggest-ever corruption scandals began dying under mysterious circumstances. But in the past two years, that’s what’s happened to more than two …

Corruption

Ultimate One Day Detox: Infographic

So that one cookie turned into two, which turned into five. And that cookie monster session turned into a weekend of boozy brunches and drinks with …

Algorithms Are Getting Better at Matching Your Different Social Media Profiles

But they're still pretty lousy at it.<p>There's a reason you probably know not to upload photographic evidence of a Saturday night spent vomming a stomach full of liquor to Facebook: your boss might see it. But what if your employer mistakes you for a digital doppelgänger who isn't so savvy?<p>Such a …

The Robin Hood Army: fighting food waste in India and Pakistan

Last August, a group of six young Indians took to the streets of Delhi with one simple aim: to feed the homeless. Overnight, they drove to restaurants, collected unsold food, re-packaged it and gave it to around 100 people sleeping rough in the capital.<p>For 27-year-old Neel Ghose, it was a wake-up …

Robin Hood

Facebook: Quietly Killing The Remarketing Industry

<i>“</i><i>Data-Driven Thinking</i><i>" is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media.</i><p><i>Today’s column is</i> …