Who hasn’t heard of Sunburn—the biggest dance and music festival in India, nay Asia. Wouldn't you want to know about the man who came up with the germ of the idea and executed it to the tee?Shailendra Singh, the man who started Sunburn, had a straightforward objective – to unite people through music.Talking to Moneycontrol, Singh said, “At that time, I had two ideas. One was Metal fest and the other was Sunburn. Both happened simultaneously in 2007 – one in Kolkata and the other in Goa. The reason that Metal fest could not go further was because it was limited by lyrics, while electronic music which is Sunburn succeeded not in 2007 but many years later because it was not limited by music.”Close “Sunburn has a power to make social difference to music. It socially unites people.” This is the line Singh had used during a press conference in 2007. related news Ajith-starrer Viswasam dominates Twitter’s most influential … [Read more...] about Here’s how Shailendra Singh, driving force behind Sunburn, started Asia’s largest music festival
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The ongoing scuffle between the Beastie Boys and startup GoldieBlox doesn’t look like it will end anytime soon. The hip-hop group filed a countersuit Tuesday in New York that claims the toy company’s use of its 1987 song “Girls” in a recent hit commercial did not constitute fair use. In addition to an injunction preventing GoldieBlox from using “Girls,” the Beastie Boys are also requesting GoldieBlox fork over any profits generated from the commercial that featured the song without the group’s permission, damages, and lawyers’ fees, among other things. (You can read the legalese here.) advertisement A brief refresher: The spat between the Beastie Boys and GoldieBlox began several weeks ago, after the toy company’s commercial, which features a version of “Girls” with different lyrics, became an Internet hit. When the Beastie Boys’ lawyers reached out to the toy company, GoldieBlox filed a preemptive lawsuit … [Read more...] about Beastie Boys Vs. GoldieBlox: The Battle Continues
Almost everything in modern life is portable. If you move states, you can keep your cell number. Your entire music library, the collected works of J.K. Rowling, and all five seasons of Breaking Bad: all portable. With a laptop, Wi-Fi, and the cloud, many jobs are portable, too. But you know what’s not portable? Benefits. advertisement advertisement Not yet, anyway. And the lack of portable benefits is one of the biggest impediments blocking U.S. workers from thriving in the new economy, where flexibility is king. Today’s businesses expect a workforce available on short notice, for temporary engagements, with specialized skills. Consumers, too, expect to be able to order a taxi, a movie, or even a doctor on demand. But despite all this flexibility, the system for supporting the independent workers who provide these services is the opposite of flexible. Our health insurance, unemployment insurance, and workers compensation are rigidly attached to the employer. When … [Read more...] about Why Portable Benefits Should Be A Priority In The New Economy
First, some bad news: Starting in your early twenties, you begin to undergo a long, slow cognitive decline. When you’re in your early twenties, your cognitive capabilities are at their highest: You’re able to think fast, and your memory works at its best. From then on, your speed of thought begins to slow, and it takes longer and longer to learn new things. (You can teach an old dog new tricks, but you and the dog have to be more patient.) advertisement advertisement But the good news about your long, slow cognitive decline is that it’s long and slow, which means that well into your seventies and eighties, you may not really experience much of a problem in most aspects of thinking. The functioning of a healthy brain doesn’t get that much worse just because it’s getting older. Brains usually decline in their functioning because of disease, strokes, micro-strokes, and brain injuries—not primarily because of age. Of course, this seems to … [Read more...] about Is Worrying About Losing Your Memory Making You Lose Your Memory?
After years of fanfare and speculation about its impact in the streaming wars, Disney Plus finally launched this week—and it’s not quite the sprint out of the gate that the company surely hoped for. In addition to widespread outages and loading issues, the Disney Plus library of original content is, well, dreadful. advertisement advertisement As cynical as I am about how bloated and fragmented the streaming landscape has become, I was actually excited about Disney Plus because of the back catalogue. For just $7 a month, I could have a solid chunk of my childhood at my fingertips. I wouldn’t have to rifle through my parents’ attic in search of stacks of dusty VHS classics (I know you know the ones) like The Fox and the Hound, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and James and the Giant Peach. The Disney Channel shows and TV movies that were legit appointment television for me are just a search away. Add everything else that’s underneath the massive … [Read more...] about I watched all of Disney Plus’s original TV shows and films so you don’t have to