What’s the Inspiration for a Game Where You Can Play as a Piece of Poop? “I Like Objects More Than Human Beings”

‘Wattam’ creator and director Keita Takahashi explains that video games are not necessarily a passion or a part of his everyday life, but he “has many contradictions” in his mind. From developer Funomena and publisher Annapurna Interactive, Wattam is a whimsical adventure featuring a host of worldly inhabitants that frolic, hold each other’s hands, dance and solve […]

Anand Mahindra and art of right-brain business

M&M executive chairman Anand Mahindra has announced that he will become the non-executive chairman of the company effective April 1, 2020. (Photo: Reuters) Anand Mahindra studied filmmaking and architecture before doing a post-graduation in business, and is the rare ‘right-brain’ industrial tycoon who carries his sense of aesthetics and the arts with élan. And these […]

With NY hot spots as inspiration, Duluth gets first true cocktail lounge

DULUTH – A new cocktail lounge is opening this weekend in the city’s Lincoln Park craft district, the latest addition to the up-and-coming neighborhood that owners hope will fill a void in the local restaurant scene. “There really isn’t a true cocktail lounge in Duluth right now,” said Tyler Schwanke, the 36-year-old general manager of the Noble […]

India assures renewable developers of pro-business policies

New Delhi: The government has assured renewable energy developers of providing more business-friendly environment and policies like payment secuirty mechanism to lower risk on investment. “Government is committed to managing curtailments to enhance the ease of doing business for developers in the renewable energy sector,” New and Renewable Energy Secretary Anand Kumar said on the sidelines of […]

Love this dialogue, you are an inspiration: Virat Kohli to Amitabh Bachchan

NEW DELHI: After seeing Amitabh Bachchan’s message regarding his knock against West Indies, Indian skipper Virat Kohli thanked the Bollywood star and called him an inspiration. Bachchan had warned everyone to not mess with Kohli as he always manages to make the opponent pay on the field. “Haha love the dialogue, Sir. You’re always an […]

Slowdown grounds business jets as the rich tighten purse strings

NEW DELHI : Indian industrialists looking to tighten their belts amid the economic slowdown are giving up business jets as they cut the flab. Anil Ambani’s Reliance Transport and Travels has leased one of its three business jets, a 13-seater Global 5000, to a global charter company that has stationed the aircraft in Bengaluru. “This is the […]

Works by ‘father of New Wave typography’ on exhibit in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exhibition featuring the signature works of internationally renowned graphic designer and typographer Wolfgang Weingart is taking place in Taipei until Jan. 9, 2020. Wolfgang Weingart is known as the father of New Wave, or Swiss Punk, typography. His creativity and persistence have inspired tens of thousands of designers. His book […]

Business as unusual: Mumbai and new regime

MUMBAI : On the eve of Uddhav Thackeray’s swearing-in as Maharashtra chief minister on 29 November, his son and newly-minted MLA (member of the legislative assembly) of Shiv Sena Aaditya took a chartered flight for a lightning trip to New Delhi. His sole purpose was to invite Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh of the Congress party to the […]