Pankaj Upadhyay

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Coming soon to a website near you: The carnage of Indian e-commerce

At 148 years old, India’s salt-to-steel conglomerate Tata Group wants to get hip and cool.<p>So, for its first big gamble on India’s booming e-commerce space, the group says it will only sell Camels—that’s short for “certified authentic merchandise everybody loves”—on its online shopping platform, …

eCommerce

How to Make an App in 7 Easy Steps (And For Less Than $200)

<i>Carter Thomas is a marketer and strategist in the mobile app space. Since 2011, Carter has published over 1,500 apps on multiple platforms that have generated 18 million downloads. Visit his blog Bluecloud Solutions.</i><p>Almost everyone has an idea for an app, but most people never act on their idea. …

I took Arcimoto's all-electric 3-wheeled motorcycle for a spin at CES

Arcimoto SRK<p>LAS VEGAS — When the cab dropped me off at the meeting location behind the Peppermill restaurant on grungy South Las Vegas Boulevard, I …

Sin City

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

India’s middle class is actually the world’s poor

Virtually the entire discussion among economists on defining the middle class in “emerging economies” pertains to levels of consumption expenditure or income. No doubt, income is a relevant indicator, but not when taken in isolation.<p>None of them attempt to base the definition on the concerned …

Income Inequality

The best of the Long Read in 2015

The Long Read published 144 pieces in 2015 – our first full year. (If you’re counting at home, that’s about 800,000 words, or roughly the length of the first five Harry Potter novels.) It wasn’t easy to choose 15 favourites, but here they are – perfect reading for your holiday week, arranged in …

Books

Slick Artworks by Ryan Lang

Yes! Time for more great illustrations! Today we're featuring the super slick work of Ryan Lang, a concept artist based at Los Angeles. He came up …

Digital Art

Photos: 1930s India seen in Japanese woodblock prints

At the beginning of January, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC uploaded its entire Asian collection online.<p>Among this collection is a set of popular postcards depicting India of the 1930s. These were made by Japanese artist Yoshida Hiroshi in his country’s woodblock print style—expressly …

Art

When Pakistan questioned its history

21 February resonates with special meaning for Bangladeshis. That morning in 1952, hundreds of students of what was then known as Dacca University …

Extremism

On being wrong | Kathryn Schulz