Sunil Thakkar

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Manchester United’s last 10 years of transfer business has been directionless and disappointing

A detailed autopsy of a decade of a little good, a fair bit of bad, and a whole lot of mediocre.<p>Signing new footballers is one of the game’s biggest gambles. A return on your investment is never guaranteed. Previous form, current reputation, price – these things are all variables that really, have …

Soccer

75 iOS 11 features and changes Apple didn’t have time to cover

Apple’s keynote last week was so chock-full of new information that Apple executives had to speed through a number of intriguing announcements. After …

Wintertime in Portugal

A little over a year ago, we had just returned from our five-month round-the-world trip. Those 160 days had hit the perfect balance between fully …

Lisbon, Portugal: best places to eat & drink on a budget

A culinary revolution has taken place in Lisbon. You'll find a market selling small plates made by top chefs and revamped classics like salt cod and …

European Travel

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

Nirav Modi: a marriage of East and West

On a balmy afternoon in spring, the air in Jodhpur, Rajasthan’s blue city, is thick with the scent of jasmine. The sun sets early here, and from the steps of the Maharaja of Jodhpur’s palace the exotic plants and grasses of his gardens begin to slip into darkness.<p>Below us in the palace grounds, the …

The Secret Little Agency, Founded In Singapore, Expands to Shanghai

In Asia, independent shop The Secret Little Agency is actually quite well-known, and it's getting more so.<p>The Singapore-based creative agency works …

Fuchsia Dunlop on her passion for the Jiangnan cuisine, plus recipes from her new book, including oil-exploded prawns and clear-steamed sea bass<p>In the fourth century, a Chinese official, Zhang Han, is said to have abandoned his post in the north of the country, unable any longer to endure his …

Food & Dining

This Vegetarian Take on Pho Couldn't Be More Comforting

To make the broth, char the onion and ginger over an open flame (holding with tongs) or directly under a broiler until slightly blackened, about 5 …

What Every Modern Music Producer Can Learn From Picasso

With all the audio tools on the market today it’s easy to create interesting sounds, but it remains an art to create something that sounds …

Listen to John Chowning tell how he invented FM synthesis

To this day, it’s a synthesis method capable of producing wonderfully otherworldly sounds. And now as its applications on cell phones and cheap PC …

43 French Recipes That Are Basically the Same as Hopping on a Plane to Paris

These are the French recipes you should master, from perfect roast chicken to soufflés and cream puffs.<p>When it comes to classic technique, flawless flavors, and mastery over butter, nobody does it better than the French. It's worth traveling to the land of the baguettes at least once in your life, …

Cooking

The Logic Pros: How to customize Logic’s Drummer, beat-by-beat

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we wanted to dive deeper into Logic Pro X’s Drummer. Considered by many to be a tool for kids, amateurs and even the lazy, Drummer is a much more versatile and customizable feature than you may think. In fact, I would argue it might be one the most …

Style Guide: Acoustic Blues Guitar

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Dive into Delta blues, Texas blues, ragtime, Piedmont, and boogie-woogie styles.<br>• Learn …

Guitar Scales Explained in Simple Illustrations

In all likelihood, you can play. You may even be able to play some seriously technical stuff. But, here’s the nagging problem: You don’t fully grasp …

Electric Guitar

Twang 101: Travis Picking Essentials

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Understand the basic elements of Travis picking.<br>• Develop several alternating bass patterns.<br>• …

30 chords acoustic guitar players need to know

Introduction<p>Open chords<p>If you’ve got the basics covered, the variations shown here should inspire you with some new sounds without being too much of …

How to play guitar like... James Taylor

<b>James Taylor's acoustic guitar style has been instantly recognisable since the early 70s, and has influenced countless singer-songwriters since. He</b> …

Video Lesson: Learn to Play Robert Johnson-Inspired, A-Major Based Blues

Hugh O'ConnorApril 14, 2016<p>It’s amazing that Robert Johnson is the most well-known figure in the history of the blues. He recorded only 29 songs from …

The five cult documentaries that you need to see

This article isn’t for dumb baby losers who have only made a surface effort to get into cult documentary film and “liked” Louis Theroux on Facebook. A crash course in cult requires repeat viewings of <i>Paris is Burning</i> (1990) and <i>Grey Gardens</i> (1975). Not until you can spell O-P-U-L-E-N-C-E in the same …

Without Walls: A photo exhibition explores the lives of homeless women in Mumbai

Meet five women for whom home has only meant pavements of the city.<p>Mumbai’s slums – symbols of the financial capital’s stark inequalities – have been …

Studio X Mumbai

Studio X Mumbai

What It's Like to Shoot an Entire Feature-Length Film in One Take

We spoke to filmmaker Sebastian Schipper about his love letter to Berlin nightlife, <i>Victoria</i>, which was shot in one long take.<p>When you watch <i>Victoria</i>, the Berlin-set heist movie shot in a single breathtaking 134-minute take, you feel like you've experienced something IRL. Like you've actually …

Shakshuka Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>How to Store Eggs<p>Eggs should keep a consistent and low temperature. This is best achieved by placing their carton in the center of your fridge. …

Born in Italy as Patrizia Guerresi, artist Maïmouna Guerresi changed her name and converted to Sufi Islam after marrying a Senegalese man. In the series <i>Giants</i>, inspired by the “greatness and spiritual beauty” of African Muslim saints, she photographed everyday subjects and members of her family.

Religion

The Duke’s Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate holds on the stove for an hour or longer, and can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 days.<p>This hot chocolate has a pedigree. It dates …

Za'atar Roasted Chicken Breast

<b>Za’atar Roasted Chicken Breast Recipe…an easy one-skillet chicken dinner that will have your taste buds going crazy (in a good way)!</b><p>When I posted my …

How to Raise Highly Successful Kids: 7 Questions to Ask Every Day | Inc.com

You want to be successful and independent. We all do.<p>When you have kids, though, it's funny how quickly your aspirations become all about them. What will they do in life? Will they be happy and successful?<p>(It's already my experience just six months into this being a father thing.)<p>Dr. Leonard Sax is …

Parenting