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UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site

UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site

UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site It was a euphoric day for Mumbai on Saturday. Fourteen years after the idea was first mooted, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) finally declared the city’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles, straddling two heritage precincts of Fort and [...]

December 10, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site

Cramer’s lightning round: I’m not a fan of Netflix’s stock as an end-of-year buy

Cramer’s lightning round: I’m not a fan of Netflix’s stock as an end-of-year buy

Netflix Inc.: “Candidly, I’m not a fan of Netflix. I’m not a fan of Netflix because I think that a lot of it depends on the content and I just don’t find the content as compelling as it once was. I think it’s a good story, but not a great story, because it’s up so [...]

December 3, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Cramer’s lightning round: I’m not a fan of Netflix’s stock as an end-of-year buy

An evening walk down Dalal Street | Indices off to a flying start; Sensex up 373 pts; HUL up 5%

An evening walk down Dalal Street | Indices off to a flying start; Sensex up 373 pts; HUL up 5%

Shares were off to a flying start on Monday, thanks to a sharp rally among consumption names in the last couple of hours. These, combined with a positive move on the rupee helped the indices end on a strong note. The Nifty closed above 10,600-mark. Recovery in prices of crude oil too failed to have [...]

November 26, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on An evening walk down Dalal Street | Indices off to a flying start; Sensex up 373 pts; HUL up 5%

Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Autodesk Autodesk president and CEO Andrew Anagnost. Autodesk this week agreed to buy construction software company PlanGrid for $875 million. The San Francisco-based start-up previously raised $69 million in funding from investors including YCombinator, Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. PlanGrid enables real-time construction tracking for contractors and and architects. Autodesk “makes software for people who [...]

November 25, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Take a look around this stunning Whitley Bay art deco-style house with incredible sea views

Take a look around this stunning Whitley Bay art deco-style house with incredible sea views

This stunning detached ‘art deco’ home was built in 1937 and has incredible sea views. Located on The Links in Whitley Bay, this property has recently been renovated with a new kitchen and bathroom and has bespoke stained glass windows. On the market for £560,000, the house has four bedrooms, a large reception, hall, living [...]

October 29, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Take a look around this stunning Whitley Bay art deco-style house with incredible sea views

Rupert Murdoch could pull off amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions

Rupert Murdoch could pull off amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions

‘New Fox’ leading contender to buy regional sports networks it sold to Disney   4:11 PM ET Fri, 26 Oct 2018 | 02:50 The front-runner to buy 22 regional sports TV networks from Disney is the same company that sold them in the first place. “New Fox,” the company that will remain after Rupert Murdoch sells [...]

October 28, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Rupert Murdoch could pull off amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions

What house would have a bridge? This Art Deco home in Lansing, complete with river views

What house would have a bridge? This Art Deco home in Lansing, complete with river views

Among the historic homes on Moores River Drive, sits a white house that may seem out of place. But it’s not. It’s a modern home, its design firmly rooted in the Art Deco ideals of the 1920s and 1930s. It’s smooth and sleek, with vertical stripes of both singular and grouped windows. “We get strong reactions,” said owner [...]

October 27, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on What house would have a bridge? This Art Deco home in Lansing, complete with river views

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

In 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an ambitious project to improve teacher effectiveness among certain primary and secondary schools in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. The goal was to reform teacher evaluations. More effective teachers, the foundation predicted, would improve student achievement, raise graduation rates, and help low-income and minority students get into college. [...]

October 9, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Using wind power to generate the electricity the US needs could cause a surprising amount of local warming, according to a new study. But wind power would still help the world stop pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which would fight climate change and global warming. There’s concern that fossil fuel interests might misuse this idea to argue [...]

October 5, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit

Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit

Surprised. That’s how I felt coming out of Oculus Connect 4 last year, where for the first time we got a glimpse of “what’s next” in VR. At the time it was called Project Santa Cruz, a standalone VR headset—meaning no wires—that nevertheless had full position- and hand-tracking capabilities. “I thought we were further away from [...]

October 3, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit

6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

There are different types of headaches and different factors causing it. So, a headache caused during a migraine will be different from the headache caused by eating something very cold. Here are 5 lesser-known causes of headaches: * Migraine: Migraines cause recurring types of headaches that can be severe and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Triggers for this [...]

September 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

A self-taught designer cultivates her own style

A self-taught designer cultivates her own style

A wall of de Gournay wallpaper adds interest and a pair of small, convex mirrors help draw the eye up toward the bed’s canopy. Photo: Brittany Ambridge Clean. Fresh. Interesting. Unexpected. That’s what you get when you turn the pages of Houston interior designer Paloma Contreras’s new book, “Dream Design Live” (Abrams; $35; 240 pp.), [...]

August 31, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on A self-taught designer cultivates her own style