Sailoj Varma

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London literary benches: who should be number 51?

Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan, 1984, Mary Poppins, the Paddington Bear, The Day of the Triffids, Discworld... these are just some of the 50 books featured on The National Literacy Trust's latest project to raise funds for literacy, Books about town.<p>We have featured a piece by Mal Peet on the joys of …

552: Chickenization

22 Easy One-Pot Meals With No Meat

Because doing dishes SUCKS.

Behold Google Street View's Taj Mahal imagery

It's said that roughly 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal in India every year. Now, tourists don't need to get a plane ticket to witness the wonders of the ancient white marbled mausoleum.<p>Google Street View just unleashed its latest mapping project, which covers not only the Taj Mahal but also 29 …

Gramr Wants To Help You Turn Expressing Gratitude Into A Habit

As an expat, the proliferation of mobile devices is one of the best things that has happened in the seven years since I moved to Asia. I can send silly photos or pour my heart out to friends all around the world — New Zealand, the U.S., Australia, England, Lithuania, Sweden — anytime I want. But …

YC’s AptDeco Gives Apartment-Hopping New Yorkers A Better Way To Buy & Sell Furniture

Moving sucks. Especially if you have to jettison a load of furniture the next time you swap states or switch apartments. AptDeco, just graduating from YC, is aiming to fix that — via its p2p secondhand furniture marketplace which bolts on a fully insured delivery service so buyers don’t have to …

Gobble Automates Your Dinner With A Subscription Meal Delivery Service

For people with busy lives, coming home and making dinner for the family can be a pain. Equally as painful? Trying to find a place to go out to or order from that the whole family can agree on. Gobble, currently in the Y Combinator Winter 2014 class, is seeking to alleviate that pain by offering up …