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One region is growing older a lot faster than anywhere else in the world

10 months ago admin2 Comments Off on One region is growing older a lot faster than anywhere else in the world
As recently as 1975, the median person in East Asia was younger than the world as a whole. Now, the world’s median age is 30 and the median person in East Asia is 38, according to the latest data from the United Nations In other words, if the world is a millennial then East Asians Read More

Trump has given Xi Jinping a pass on the South China Sea

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The South China Sea is, for many, a worrying geopolitical flashpoint. But for Xi Jinping, it’s a source of pride. When Xi recently addressed the Communist Party congress, he boasted that “construction on islands and reefs in the South China Sea has seen steady progress.” In recent years, China has built military facilities on reefs Read More

Indian men are terrible at buying underwear. This startup wants to help

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At a time when the internet is changing the way Indians buy groceries, pay bills, and commute, three young entrepreneurs are using technology to help men upgrade to better underwear. In August this year, Chennai-based Brijesh Devareddy (27), Surej Salim (32), and Manish Kishore (32) launched Buttalks, an e-commerce platform that curates and delivers to Read More

The nation wants to know: what do Indians watch on Facebook and YouTube?

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It’s Facebook for news, YouTube for music. That’s how Indians like their videos, according to a recent analysis of the viewing habits of 641 million viewers by Vidooly. The Noida-based video intelligence platform anonymously tracked the online content Indians aged between 18 and 65 consumed over the month of September across desktops and mobile devices Read More

The awful tyranny of “the French woman” myth

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“Very lovely she looked, very gracefully she danced, very joyously she smiled. Such scenes were her triumphs—she was the child of pleasure.” That’s how Charlotte Brontë described the French girl antagonist in Villette, her 1853 novel about an English girl’s romantic musings while teaching in a French school. And 164 years later la femme française Read More

Raghuram Rajan isn’t coming back to India to fill AAP’s Rajya Sabha seat

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India may want its former “rockstar central banker” Raghuram Rajan back, but the man himself isn’t interested. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the ruling party of Delhi, had sought to nominate the former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a seat in the parliament. AAP is said to be looking to field Read More

How does a creative person stay creative for decades?

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There are few fashion designers so consistently creative as Dries Van Noten, and fewer still with anywhere near his longevity. In March, the Belgian designer staged his celebratory 100th fashion show, a remarkable milestone in an industry known for its relentless churn through trends and talents. To commemorate the achievement, three decades in the making, Read More

The natural hair movement is forgetting its radical roots

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“Black is beautiful!” You can hear these three simple words chanted in the background of a 1968 video clip, in which Black Panther activist Kathleen Cleaver, wearing her soft brown hair in a halo-like Afro, explains the beauty of natural hair. At the time, wearing your hair natural, refusing to chemically alter Afro-textured hair, was Read More

Introducing the Quartzy bot, your friendly cultural companion

10 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Introducing the Quartzy bot, your friendly cultural companion
Clothing and coffee are the non-negotiable items on my agenda each morning, and as part of my search for that perfect work-life-balance recipe, I’ve managed to automate both of them. I don’t yet wield Martha Stewart’s power to summon a glass of green juice at the conclusion of my workouts, but I do have a Read More