By Nivriti Butalia
Madonna and Oprah love these watches. Back in the day, Oprah listed one of these Philip Stein watches in her ‘favourite things’ section of the show — YouTube the video for an entertaining replay of a hysterical studio audience screeching with delight at being gifted a free diamond-encrusted watch each.
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By Harveena Herr
Haven’t you heard? Print is at its last gasp. The entire world is moving to the digital space and the cosy camaraderie you enjoy with your newspaper every morning along with a steaming cup of tea or coffee is about to crash into oblivion… But here’s another story that I bet hasn’t been put out by the purveyors of fake news. Continue reading The young are leaving FB and the old are hopping on board
By Alvin R. Cabral
So Elon Musk started selling flamethrowers this week. And no, this isn’t your fancy thing found at Toys R Us or hypermarkets: apparently, it’s for real and spews out actual fire. ‘Guaranteed to liven up any party!’ and ‘World’s safest flamethrower!’ are among its descriptions. Continue reading Why we need flamethrowers and other genius ideas
By Sushmita Bose
I have a new person I hate. Cupcake Carl. He’s a blue cupcake with a grotesque face and a purple mask (how did I ever think cupcakes were pretty and delicious?). I hate him more than the human being who recently (and insidiously) sent me malware and hacked into my Facebook account. Continue reading How to spend weekends in bed hating cupcakes
By Alvin R. Cabral
Over a year ago, and after almost three decades, I finally made my way to the home of my aunt — AKA my second mom — in the United States. Special mention to the prank I pulled on my family: I didn’t tell them I was going, so they had no idea that while they were tracking the Atlanta-to-Dubai flight I was supposedly on, I was already in North Carolina whooping it up with her and my uncle.
Continue reading What happens when we start talking to vacuum cleaners?
By Stepan Kravchenko, Nour Al Ali and Ilya Khrennikov
Even half-naked on Tinder, where he just popped up, Pavel Durov loves to play hard to get. Continue reading Telegram is a $5 billion app. You can get it, but you can’t buy it
By Deepthi Nair
I am not a compulsive shopper. But living in Dubai, it’s hard to not succumb to retail therapy once in a while, especially after a gruelling day at work or an argument with the partner. The year-long discounts at my favourite stores don’t help. Continue reading When shopping for headphones turns into impulse TV buying