Aman Mehra

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Can Reading Make You Happier?

Several years ago, I was given as a gift a remote session with a bibliotherapist at the London headquarters of the School of Life, which offers innovative courses to help people deal with the daily emotional challenges of existence. I have to admit that at first I didn’t really like the idea of …

Literature

The Kurd-Shia War Behind the War on ISIS

In a dusty town near the Iranian border, the terror group was defeated, but the victors are at each other’s throats.<p>JALAWLA, Iraq — Behind Iraq’s …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

The Obamization of Uber

How David Plouffe is tackling the biggest campaign of his life.<p>Uber had a PR problem last summer: The only thing expanding more quickly than its ride-on-demand business was its reputation as a price-gouging bully too casual about vetting its drivers. Streets around the world—from Paris to D.C.—were …

Silicon Valley

10 futuristic gadgets for the early adopter

A few years from now, people might reminisce about a time when they watched movies on screens and manually closed their bedroom curtains.<p>We're in the …

Wearable Tech

March 2015

Diversity

How Coca-Cola Used Clever Bottle Design To Outsell Competitors

Packaging design matters. It’s not just that people want to buy a sleek, cool package. It’s that factors such as the size and shape of a product can influence how much consumers want it, according to University of Chicago psychologist Sian Beilock.<p>“Subtle changes in the placement or packaging of …

Google boss warns of 'forgotten century' with email and photos at risk

Piles of digitised material – from blogs, tweets, pictures and videos, to official documents such as court rulings and emails – may be lost forever because the programs needed to view them will become defunct, Google’s vice-president has warned.<p>Humanity’s first steps into the digital world could be …

Humanities

The View-Master is back. Now it's virtual reality for kids.

Remember the View-Master? That classic toy is getting a virtual reality reboot.<p>This fall, Google (GOOG) and Mattel (MAT) are coming out with a plastic viewer that pairs up with your smartphone. You can explore virtual reality environments, make three-dimensional dinosaurs appear in the real world …

The Kama Sutra just got so unsexy

<i>Kama sutra, the ancient Hindu text on desire and sexual positions, has schooled countless couples in the art of lovemaking. But American cartoonist Farley Katz and novelist Simon Rich have created the world’s least erotic manual called “A Kama Sutra for Married Couple.”</i><p><i>The humorous guide looks at</i> …

PM Narendra Modi wears Modi on his sleeve and jacket, stylist says fabric came with name woven in

Modi was dressed in a woollen bandhgala with ‘Narendra Damodardas Modi’ monogrammed all over the fabric.<p>Written by | Ahmedabad |<p>There was the …

India

Opinion: Well Done, Sushmaji

<i>(Dr Shashi Tharoor is a two-time MP from Thiruvananthapuram, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, and the former</i> …

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