• Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth review – an uneasy dialogue

    ‘Divine muscular energy’: Michelangelo’s The Risen Christ, c1532-3. Right: Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall), 2005 by Bill Viola. Photograph: Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019; Bill Viola Studio Ever since Bill Viola first pitched up in Florence as a 23-year-old film technician in 1974, there has been a certain inevitability […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Motivation not an issue for Auburn against Georgia

    AUBURN, Alabama — Pick a card. Any card. There are several ways Auburn coach Bruce Pearl can motivate his team heading into today’s game against Georgia. A loss at Ole Miss earlier this week should be enough motivation, but there’s also history on the line against the Bulldogs. Oh, and there’s the fact several players still feel […]

  • PODCASTS
    Fix Apple Podcasts’s stuttering by moving to an alternative app

    It doesn’t sound like a complicated choice. If you want to listen to podcasts, there’s a free Podcasts app right there on your iPhone or iPad. Apple makes that app and actually it’s Apple that made this form of audio popular: the pod in podcasts comes from iPod. You might wonder where you get the actual […]

  • STARTUPS
    “It’s a sweatshop”: The ugly truth behind working at an Indian startup

    Cersei Lannister. That’s what her team calls the 33-year-old co-founder of a Bengaluru-based startup behind her back. The Game of Thrones reference—Lannister is a cutthroat empress in the series—came about last year after she sacked a newly-hired marketing head on the spot following a difference of opinion during a meeting. The manager had joined the five-year-old startup […]

  • PODCASTS
    An adult bedtime secret: Podcasts

    Podcasts and audiobooks have become the new bedtime stories for many adults. (Getty Images) When I first heard several friends confess to what they do as they head off to sleep each night, or sometimes when they wake up in the night’s dark depths, I was horrified. It was just wrong. People shouldn’t do that. […]

  • LIFE
    An animated life

    Sajan Skaria, character supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios, on Inside Out, attending the Oscars and more Sajan Skaria is sipping hot chai when I meet him at his residence in the city. A character supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios, the company that has brought out computer graphic animation wonders such as Brave, Finding Nemo and Cars, Sajan was part […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    5 Rules for Going Into Personal Debt as an Entrepreneur

    All businesses require money to get started. Even if you’re working with a bare-bones, one-person startup, you’ll still have to pay money for website hosting, business-name registration and the equipment you’ll need (like a workspace and a computer)  to run the business. The overall average cost to start a business is around $30,000 — and unless you’ve been in the […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Secrets to Success as an Entrepreneur with Guy Kawasaki

    Entrepreneurship has long been lauded as an idyllic escape from structure for born-geniuses. It’s time to dispel the mystery clouding entrepreneurship and replace it with sound data. And who better to bring the truth than Guy Kawasaki. This is the guy whose name is synonymous with big. He helped market the first Apple Mac line […]