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How an 18-year-old from a Kolkata slum cracked the IIT exam this year

By the time the motley group of teenagers—sons of farmers, daily labourers and shopkeepers—woke up on June 18, the tripods, microphones and television cameras had already started arriving for their annual ritual at Anand Kumar’s house.<p>In 2002, Kumar established the Super 30 programme, a free …

India

35 Powerful Books for a More Productive and Organized Life

A new wave of US internet companies is succeeding in China—by giving the government what it wants

Facebook found itself shut out from China in 2009. Twitter got blocked the same year. In 2010, Google pulled its search services from China after a government hack. Beijing, it seems, was sending a message to high-profile American internet companies: play by our rules and censor content, or don’t …

Can a Brilliant, Ambitious Man With A Modest Income be Attractive to Successful Women?

Earlier this week I wrote a post Why High-Earning Women Should Disclose Their Income on Dating Sites explaining how my own dating prospects improved greatly once I clicked the box on my OKCupid profile that disclosed my six-figure income. One of the commenters asked for some very interesting advice …

Relationships

7 Intangible Lessons From My First Year at Harvard Business School

There is much debate on the value of the MBA and the future of management education. Even two of the best minds at Harvard Business School, Prof. Michael Porter and Prof. Clay Christensen disagree on this (see <i>NYT</i> article "Business School Disrupted").<p>Regardless of what the future looks like, to be …

12 Free Tools That Every Freelancer Should Be Using | Inc.com

Freelancers often work in isolation, communicating only through email or by phone. In addition to completing assignments on time, they're responsible for keeping up with income and expenses for tax purposes, invoicing and managing their own billing processes, and marketing their services to bring …

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Having Something to Say and Saying It

My friend, Eric Bryan, recently pointed out that I re-post a lot of articles about writing on social media, articles with tips from how to structure your writing time to overcoming self-doubt to plotting your novel, but rarely do these essays touch on perhaps the most important aspect of the …

Movie Review: Entourage -- Cashing the check

I remember my elation when I saw the first episodes of HBO's <i>Entourage</i> in 2004. Here, at last, was a situation-comedy about backstage life in Hollywood that seemed to have it all: venality, outsized egos, even greater insecurity, greed and self-interest. If that wasn't a recipe for comedy, what …

Hedge fund managers unload on Malcolm Gladwell after he trashes John Paulson

Soon after the news broke, the internet exploded with criticism.<p>The ire really picked up when best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell trashed the billionaire on Twitter.<p>"It came down to helping the poor or giving the world's richest university $400 [million] it doesn't need. Wise choice John!" …

New Game of Thrones Photos Spell Trouble for a Fan Favorite

As you can probably tell from the title of this week’s episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, “A Dance of Dragons” will have a lot to do with Daenerys. In fact, in both the promo for Episode 9 and the all-new photos released by HBO, Daenerys and the great fighting pit of Meereen play a big part. But while that …

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

This account of how a group of protesters fought to expose one of the biggest scandals in the FBI’s history is like a thriller in its own right<p>Although it’s getting only a week-long run in London, the compelling documentary 1971 is well worth seeking out, especially for anyone with an interest in …

Civil Rights

12 Incredible Men's Watches You Can Get For Under $100 (Gift Alert)

<i>Art by: Chanel Parks</i><p>Watches aren't quite as archaic as you might think. Sure, your smart phone can tell you the time, but it's very hard to discreetly check your phone during a meeting without someone noticing. It is, however, very easy to quickly glance at your wrist.<p>Those who still wear a watch …

To understand India's economic growth numbers, you need to know this Russian joke

The government has not yet realised that an economy as large as India’s needs time and space to pick up traction.<p>The Russians have a great joke on …

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articles on<p>logo<p>Logo Design: the 2017 Logofolio of Attila Hadnagy<p>We would love to share the work from Attila Hadnagy who is a designer and …

Yanko Design | Modern Industrial Design News

In the modern age, ‘modular’ is the buzz-word in interior designing and has trickled down to many home elements like modular-storage, modular-beds, …