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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clash of business models as war for the grocery basket escalates

Online grocery seems like a simple enough business of delivering fruit and vegetables, staples and toiletries to homes, saving customers the hassle of going to a supermarket or kirana store. But as it turns out, it’s complicated to get a customer what he or she needs in time—and that’s why every e-tailer has evolved its […]

With Lakshmi Vilas Bank deal behind us, it is business as usual with more agility: Indiabulls

MUMBAI: A day after the RBI rejected merger proposal with Lakshmi Vilas BankNSE -4.87 %, Indiabulls Housing FinanceNSE 0.50 % on Thursday said the “uncertainty” about the deal is over and that the company has a stronger balance sheet after the massive cleaning up of its stable. On Wednesday, the Reserve Bank had rejected a proposal to merge Indiabulls Housing […]

Learn modern web design for as little as £12.99 with this heavily discounted course

It’s a dog-eat-dog professional world out there, and you should be doing everything you can to give yourself the edge. Whether that’s pursuing extra-curricular activities or learning new skills, it’s important to always be learning and growing. Fortunately, in this day and age, there is pretty much a course for everything. If you want to […]

Rotating LEDs reveal the moon as art subject and inspiration

The moon has always been there for us, providing illumination and marking time while inspiring mankind in art, science and space exploration. Taipei-based studio Whyixd is presenting a new way of looking at it with an installation called #define Moon _. It consists of nine rotating LED installations that emulate the full, waxing, waning and seasonal phases […]