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Madeleine Albright famously said that there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women. I would add to that: There’s a special corner table in hell for women in tech who don’t help other women. There’s no shortage of awareness in Silicon Valley about the need for diversity and inclusion (a phrase that […]

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One of the functions of poetry is to give form to experiences that, in the moment of poetic creation, cannot be grasped philosophically or through concepts. Take the mid-nineteenth century poet Charles Baudelaire, who first registered the shock and disorientation of the modern city, long before philosophers and social scientists had begun to think about […]

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TUPELO • Zeke Banks’ interest in food began early, when he started working for Sweet Peppers Deli at age 16. And now five years later, with a catering business already in operation, he’s opened his first restaurant, The Dining Room, in the food court of Midtown Pointe. “It’s two years, going on three” with the catering […]

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Relationship experts in India warn that it’s a stark reality of the times we live in where gadgets control us. (Photo used for representation) Ganesh Iyer, 40, a banker from Delhi, unwinds every evening by parking himself in front of his play-station with a beer can for company. Nivedita Puri, 37, a media professional from […]

The closed door

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Most evenings, Bins and I go for a walk. It lasts about half an hour. Today, when we return, there’s a tall, bony woman with untidy grey hair sitting on the front steps of the small grey building I call home. As soon as she sees us, she jumps to her feet, looking flustered. “Hi! […]

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Google Assistant is slowly making its way into every part of our lives, and I for one am not complaining. Since launch, I’ve had a Google Home or a Nest Hub somewhere in my bedroom for controlling my lights and alarms. Now, those are being replaced by the Lenovo Smart Clock, and I think it’s the only Google Assistant […]

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 Customers enter the restaurant onshore through a wood-panelled passage and descend down a long, oak staircase into a dimly lit dining room. (Photo: AFP) Oslo: For the chef and diners alike, each meal beneath the waves at Europe’s first underwater restaurant is a thing of wonder. “We have this small window next to the kitchen and […]

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As ingenious solutions for environments that require additional space and ventilation, articulated or accordion doors and windows operate by folding their leafs one over the other and onto the sides of the opening. They moving via upper and lower rails which can be embedded into masonry and allow separation and integration rooms while adding aesthetic […]

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Stuck between New York and Washington, D.C. and too established to be considered an “up-and-comer” like Minneapolis or Charleston, South Carolina, Philadelphia’s food scene too often gets overlooked by the national dining intelligentsia. Though Philly does earn its share of accolades – recent nods have included best U.S. pizza and coffee shoprankings as well as James Beard Foundation outstanding chef, outstanding restaurateur and Rising […]