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  • Announcement: ‘Moonward’ Contest Winners

    As promised, the time has come to announce the winners of the ‘Moonward’ contest. Hearty congratulations to Titiksha Pandit (Pune), Nash Paul (Mumbai), Manasi Subramaniam (Chennai), Divya Joseph (Bangalore), and Indu Harikumar (Mumbai). The winners listed above will receive autographed copies of Moonward, a popular graphic novel by Appupen (Blaft Publications). The correct answer to […]
  • I’m a Mac, and I’ve Got a Dirty Secret

    Dan Nosowitz in Fast Company — “Tantalum, a refractory metal, is an exceedingly rare mineral, mostly mined in Australia. It’s used in the creation of tantalum capacitors, an extremely reliable sort of capacitor, which means you can find it in many of the most high-profile electronic devices, including those from Apple and Intel. Though the […]
  • One Book a Week

    It’s time to phase out idle mouse clicking and passive TV watching for something that’s genuinely worth doing.
  • Are Cell Phones the New Cigarettes?

    Maureen Dowd in The New York Times — “The great cosmic joke would be to find out definitively that the advances we thought were blessings — from the hormones women pump into their bodies all their lives to the fancy phones people wait in line for all night — are really time bombs. “Just as […]
  • The Tap #3

  • Black, White, and Grey

    An exclusive interview with author Kalpana Swaminathan about The Monochrome Madonna, her creative process, and the next Lalli mystery.
  • CD Review: Junior

    On her fifth studio album, Kaki King provides the listener with a thoroughly engaging rock record that showcases her delicate-yet-firm vocals.
  • Bob Sinclar Live Today at Hard Rock Cafe, Mumbai

    Grammy Award-nominated producer and DJ Bob Sinclar will be performing live in Mumbai today at Hard Rock Café (Bombay Dyeing Mills Compound, Worli). The gig starts at 9.30 p.m. and the entry passes will set you back Rs. 3,000. The French DJ will also play live tomorrow in Bangalore (UB City Portico).
  • The Future of Online Music

    A rather interesting essay in The New Yorker by Sasha Frere-Jones about the state (and future) of online music — “No one knows what the future of the music business will look like, but the near future of listening to music looks a lot like 1960. People will listen, for free, to music that comes […]
  • The Tap #2

  • Thrash Metal Legends Testament and Slayer to Play Live in India

    American thrash metal band Testament has confirmed that they will, indeed, be playing live in Bangalore, India, in October 2010, with none other than Slayer.
  • Why are Young Readers Drawn to Dystopian Fiction?

    An excerpt from a lovely essay in The New Yorker by Laura Miller — “But kids do read the books, and some of them will surely grow up to write dystopian tales of their own, incited by technologies or social trends we have yet to conceive. By then, reality TV and privacy on the Internet […]

The Tap #4

By Ramya Sriram