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Kalyan Jewellers: From a textile store to a jewellery chain

TS Kalyanaraman, chairman and MD, Kalyan Jewellers<p>TS Kalyanaraman, chairman and managing director of Kalyan Jewellers, was not exactly born with a …

Tesla's Elon Musk reveals when customers can pre-order the cheaper Model 3

The Model 3, the lower cost all-electric car that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has mentioned in interviews and shareholder letters, isn’t expected to …

Steve Jobs 'played no role at all' in designing the Apple I or Apple II computers, Woz says

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Sarina Khemchandani did just that, scoring an interview with Woz in late August.<p>There was, if you remember, some controversy surrounding how the Ashton Kutcher "Jobs" movie portrayed Jobs' involvement in the design and development of Apple's first products.<p>So …

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12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

India’s smartphone boom is triggering a wave of podcast experiments

Although selling air conditioners kept Abhishek Kumar busy enough, he was still looking for a hobby. A decade ago, a friend from college came up with the idea of bantering with Kumar and then uploading the recorded conversation on the internet and it seemed like a worthwhile side project.<p>So, in …

12 things you didn't know you could do with Gmail

Gmail is one of the world's most powerful and well-built tech tools, but there are ways to make it even more amazing.<p>Some features are hidden within Gmail itself -- through the Settings and Labs tab; others have been built by third party developers. (Just remember, third party apps will have access …

A Ghost in the Family

Love, death, and renewal in San Francisco.<p>Early on the morning I went to see the San Francisco artists Barry McGee and Clare Rojas at their weekend place, in Marin County, a robin redbreast began hurling itself at a window in their living room. “It won’t stop,” Rojas said. She picked up a sculpture …

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars. In a way, it's great that we're so familiar with the private space company's …

Tennis Champion Novak Djokovic’s Power Moves

After winning, then losing, his world No. 1 rank, Novak Djokovic is back on top and as determined as ever. But now that he’s a father, there’s more to life than racking up trophies<p>Novak Djokovic, shot on location in Doha, Qatar.<p>Photography by Maciek Kobielski for WSJ. Magazine<p>1 of 6<p>•••••<p>By<p>Tom …

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An analysis of San Francisco's startups shows where the 'real' Silicon Valley is

Mapping entrepreneurial quality in California<p>There’s a new map of entrepreneurial hotspots in California, and it’s here to show you where the "real" Silicon Valley is. By coding startup characteristics and looking out companies' success six years down the line, researchers at MIT say that they were …

How USA Today Photographers Shoot a Hollywood Awards Show

<i>USA Today</i> created this short behind-the-scenes video that offers a glimpse into how its staff photographers go about covering the Screen Actors Guild …

Joe Madiath: Better toilets, better life

The danger of hiding who you are | Morgana Bailey

Capital Reporter

<b>ALMOST EVERY YEAR</b> for nearly two and a half decades, Shekhar Gupta hosted a party on Diwali.<p>In 1990, when the tradition started, he was a senior …

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

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The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

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The year in ideas: TED Talks of 2014

23 of the best new photo and video apps launched in 2014

The year 2014 saw a literal explosion of photo and video apps for iOS, Android and even for the desktop — many with their own unique niche or angle. Some are easy to learn and use while others focused on complex maneuvers best accomplished with a quality camera and a learning curve.<p>Here some of the …

5 Times Stephen Colbert Changed the World

Since its first episode in 2005, <i>The Colbert Report</i> has mostly served to make us laugh. But Stephen Colbert—both as his over-the-top, …

Chairman Rao

|ONE |<p><b>ON A COLD DAY IN DECEMBER 1994,</b> Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, universally known as NTR, woke, of long habit, at 3 am. Once a movie star, the …

Getting Started With Table Top Photography: A First-Hand Experience

Today I am writing an article about a subject that I know nothing about – table top photography. Let me explain why. Some time back, I wrote an …

National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen Shares Her Journey Into Photography

In the short video above Senior National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen gives us a quick run-through of what inspired her photo career.<p>From an …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

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How to Photograph the Milky Way - A Detailed Guide for Beginners

Many travel and landscape photographers, including myself, try to avoid shooting scenery with a clear blue sky. As much as we like seeing puffy or …

DIY: Photo Piñatas

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Have you ever wondered why piñatas are exclusively reserved for fiestas and strange colorful animals?<p>Well that’s …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

How to Use White Balance in Photography

Every digital camera has a White Balance or Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting in the camera menu. But how many of us actually use it or even know …

6 Tips for Mastering Bokeh

Bokeh. There’s that word again. It’s one of the most obsessed-over words in photography, from how to pronounce it to how to “make it.” It often seems …

Long Exposure Engagement Photos Shot Under the Starry Night Sky

Long exposure photographs of stars and romantic engagement photographs aren’t often found together, but that’s the fusion wedding photography couple …

Beautiful HDR Photographs of an Airplane Cockpit by a Pilot Photographer

Karim Nafatni has a view of the world that most other photography enthusiasts don’t have. When he’s not scouring the Dubai landscape for sweeping …