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Partition, 70 years on: Salman Rushdie, Kamila Shamsie and other writers reflect

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… ignore the malign and enduring potency of partition. Many of our everyday experiences of pluralist identities comprehensively negate it. My own life has been enriched by Pakistani writers, musicians, cricketers and friendships across borders. Yet the Hindu fanatic who murdered Gandhi for being soft on Muslims and Pakistan exemplified early the lethal logic of nation-building. So did many avowedly secular Indian leaders who used brute force to hold on to Kashmir. In many ways, Age of Anger: A …

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He Took His Smashed Car’s Engine And Turned It Into An Epic Coffee Table

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Car accidents are horribly stressful, scary experiences for everyone. I count myself as lucky because I’ve never been in a major wreck, which is probably due to my granny-like driving speeds. But for the unfortunate people who have to send their cars on a one-way trip to the the junkyard after getting totaled, it can be like losing a dear friend. That why I love what this guy did to keep a piece of his beloved vehicle after it was destroyed by another car. …

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Meet Silvercar, The Startup Trying To Shake Up Airport Car Rental

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… car, not a crap car? This all started from just one too many bad experiences at the car rental counter.” The result is Silvercar, the nearly three-year-old airport car rental startup based in Austin, of which Schneider serves as CEO. With nearly 100 employees and operating in eight airports across the country, mostly in the sunbelt (places like San Francisco, Phoenix, Miami, Dallas, and Los Angeles), Silvercar uses a mobile app to allow customers to book, access, unlock, and pay for their …

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Meet the sex-positive YouTubers giving kids the sex talks they really need

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… education classes. She started her channel six years ago as a hobby, but her bright personality, positivity, and wealth of knowledge helped her turn her YouTube channel into a career. Hannah hopes to educate her viewers about sex, relationships, and feminism, with video titles like Sexual Consent 101, Sexual Experimentation, and Getting to Know Your Vagina. She has recently released her first book Doing it: Let’s Talk About Sex which covers sex-related topics from her own experiences as …

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Michelle Obama tweeted a mysterious phone number and yes we called it

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… last night, I return to the White House one last time to turn in my badge and walk out a completely changed person. It will be a minute before I can process all that’s happened, but I’m so grateful for all that have supported me and for all the amazing people I’ve met along the way. I couldn’t have had a better team to work alongside. It’s been an honor to serve this President in a job that has given me experiences I will never live down. Thanks for the photo …

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Government’s Instagram post compares labour pains to military service

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… screenshot/instagram/mashable composite BMT, or Basic Military Training, is the first three month stretch of a two-year military conscription, which all male Singaporean citizens have to undergo after they turn 18. The movie the post refers to is Beijing, Mumbai, Tampines (BMT) a Singaporean film which centers around the shared experiences of National Service among Singaporeans. The post, in a screenshot obtained by Mashable, appeared as a “sponsored post”, and was not a direct …

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What we’re hoping to hear from Facebook at F8

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… bring social experiences to virtual reality. We’ve gotten a few more looks at the technology since then but Facebook has yet to deliver much beyond the promise of VR selfies. Image: facebook We’re now more than a year past the consumer release of Oculus Rift but the social VR future we keep being promised feels as far away as ever. Nonetheless, Zuckerberg seems to really, truly believe social VR will sooner or later become a real thing real people will want to really do (even …

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‘Gandhi lookalike: Kal Penn posts scripts highlighting Hollywood racial stereotyping

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… wrote. pic.twitter.com/2BYu0nnd57 There were also some wonderful first audition and work experiences, he wrote. Stuff like The Steve Harvey Show, Buffy [the Vampire Slayer], Angel, 24 [featured] really smart, creative people who didnt have to use external things to mask subpar writing. Racial stereotyping of Indian- and Asian-American actors has been much discussed recently. Comedian Aziz Ansari highlighted the practice in an episode of his Netflix comedy series Indians on TV, in which his …

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14 Sidesplitting Parenting Tweets To Which Anyone With Kids Will Relate

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… emotional roller coaster, to be sure. Many parents are able to find the humor in moments of frustration. Luckily, some of them decided to post their experiences online for us all to read and commiserate with. This is exactly what the internet was made for: parent tweets. These 14 parent tweetsare all so true, so real, and so funny that you have no choice but to laugh. Did these parent tweets put a smile on your face? Please SHARE with your family and friends on Facebook! Thumbnail Source: …

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