In the world of art, architecture, and design books, 2014 produced an embarrassment of riches. There were a few much-lauded reissues of old-school but still vitally relevant design texts: Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design, finally back in print, with an introduction by Pentagram partner Michael Bierut; as well as seminal Bauhaus works by Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and Wassily Kandinsky, made available for free online. Then there were the sleek monographs, compiling the work of design greats like Abbott Miller, David Rockwell, and Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe. And it was a good year for house porn: books of tiny dwellings and remote hideaways stoked our wanderlust. advertisement advertisement With glossy, full-color illustrations of everything from the world’s best taxidermy design to the world’s most beautiful libraries, these books are best pored over in person, not on a screen. Here, 19 of our favorite design books published in the past 12 months. Thoughts On … [Read more...] about The Best Design Books Of 2014
In the list of new movie releases last Friday, a special mention goes to Madhuri Dixit’s debut Marathi film Bucket List, which has earned Rs 3.66 crore in three days and is playing on 409 screens. But the question is why does this film need a special mention?The journey of a Marathi film is not as easy as that of a Hindi one, which still casts its long shadow across the Indian film industry. In addition, limited marketing budgets and lackluster promotions are some of the reasons that act as stumbling blocks for Marathi movies. Hence, a strong run of a film from this segment requires a special mention.But this segment has also enjoyed its share of attention from audiences thanks to strong content, new-age writers and filmmakers, and unusual subjects. And factors like state government’s grants and subsidies to the Marathi films have led to renaissance of sorts in Marathi cinema in the last decade-and-a-half.Close The proof of this is the massive earnings of films like … [Read more...] about Madhuri Dixit’s Bucket List stands strong at box office. Is Marathi cinema on revival mode?
This week Americans were treated to the eighth GOP candidate debate, a mix of ego, argument and patriotic huff-puffery that may have caused some viewers to think they accidentally switched prescriptions with Mugatu. For those who saw the foreign policy segment and were wishing somehow this was all an elaborate fiction, Netflix offered a few moments of solace. That’s when House of Cards‘ President Frank Underwood launched his own campaign under the entirely appropriate banner of FU2016. Onward! advertisement Care Norway “Dear Daddy” What: A PSA from Care Norway uses a sobering letter from an unborn daughter to her dad that traces offensive but seemingly harmless behavior to heartbreaking conclusions.Who: Care Norway, SchjaervenWhy We Care: Statistics are one thing, and we have those–35% of women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. But this short film puts a very personal message behind some of the root … [Read more...] about Homer Simpson’s YouTube Ad, Abby Wambach’s Gatorade Goodbye: Top 5 Ads Of The Week
The government on Thursday said 566 national highway projects are running behind schedule and no project has been put on hold.The delays are mainly on account of issues in land acquisition and getting environment, forest and wildlife clearances, and disputes in arbitration, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said in a reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.To fast-track these projects, various steps such as streamlining of land acquisition and environment clearances, premium re-scheduling, close coordination with other ministries, revamping of dispute resolution mechanism, frequent review meetings with project developers, state government and contractors at various levels have been taken, the minister said.Close "Delay in completion leads to cost overrun in some projects," he said. related news Amit Shah accuses Congress of stalling Ayodhya judgement, keeping Kashmir problem hanging India Inc's M&A deal value slips 45% to $1.5 bn in October: Report In a … [Read more...] about 566 national highway projects running behind schedule: Nitin Gadkari
Himadri BuchMoneycontrol NewsShares of Manpasand Beverages have been on a downward journey for seven consecutive sessions, losing 55 percent of its value since the beginning of the week from May 23.That day it emerged that Deloitte Haskins & Sells India quit as the auditor of Manpasand Beverages as the fruit juice maker failed to provide them with "significant information" on the financial results for the year ended March 31, 2018. The announcement of results, slated for May 30, was subsequently postponed.Close This spooked investors, for whom Manpasand had been the flagbearer of rising rural consumption, the company that reflected the importance of Bharat - rural India - in the Indian economy. After all, Manpasand Beverages has the unique distinction of being the sole listed company from the beverages sector. related news Kiran Mazumdar Shaw settles alleged insider trading case with Sebi in Infosys matter … [Read more...] about Riches to Rags: What made Manpasand Beverages so popular to now so unpopular?