Tabla is the new guitar, and Shobhit Banwait is the poster boy of this evolution

Tabla is the new guitar, and Shobhit Banwait is the poster boy of this evolution

Raise your hand if you now feel stupid for shunning the guy who played the tabla in inter-school fests. I mean, when it comes to sweeping women off the floor, guitarists are known to enjoy an advantage over their competitors, right? Next in line would be the dark and mysterious drummer at the back. In fact, we probably can’t imagine a violinist, or a pianist, or say, a percussionist, striking the kind of chord it…

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Tesla’s generosity is causing paranoia – should it?

Tesla’s generosity is causing paranoia – should it?

Since Elon Musk continues to push back on his promise to launch Tesla in India, I’m going use a less than deserving comparison here – Tarzan the Wonder Car. The possessed vehicle with a mind of its own was expected to freak the audience out. It didn’t. In an incident which should frustrate the producers of the movie to no end, a feature in Tesla cars which amounts to probably less than the smallest fraction…

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Kids’ fashion that literally “grows”

Kids’ fashion that literally “grows”

A sense of style, shape, hues, texture, and a degree in aeronautical engineering is all it takes to become an award winning designer these days. And when you are this smart, you can either use your intelligence  to exploit the gullible masses, or actually do something with it to make lives easier for the less smart. Luckily for us, Ryan Yasin – a student from Imperial’s Dyson School of Design Engineering – chose the second option….

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The edible Ruby – a cool new naturally pink chocolate

The edible Ruby – a cool new naturally pink chocolate

If chocolate wasn’t tempting enough already, Barry Callebaut (world’s largest cocoa processor) has developed a fourth variety of the universal mood-lifter which puts a bullet in the head of a reason that might have dissuaded you from picking the pretty pink cupcake at a baby shower – food colouring. After dark, milk, and white, it’s time for Ruby chocolate, and guess what? It gets its pinkish hue not from any synthetic dye; it literally comes…

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