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Nearly 25 years ago, David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest predicted the Zoom call phenomenon, and its demise
Arts & Culture

Nearly 25 years ago, David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest predicted the Zoom call phenomenon, and its demise

The novel depicts a conjectural North American superstate during the first decade of the 21st century. But what if we were living out Wallace’s speculative fiction?

Hustlers harnesses animosity against Wall Street, but devolves into celebration of mindless spending
Entertainment

Hustlers harnesses animosity against Wall Street, but devolves into celebration of mindless spending

Hustlers is good entertainment, but it provides evidence of the mindless lifestyles promoted in free market economies

Online deals are great, but refraining from frivolous shopping saves you more
News & Analysis

Online deals are great, but refraining from frivolous shopping saves you more

If you’re able to steer away from the eager brands outbidding each other for your attention, then you’d surely search articles online – media or bloggers – for the most attractive deals. In short, there’s no excuse for missing out. And that’s exactly what brands love.

Buy now, save later: The modern affliction of urban poverty
Life

Buy now, save later: The modern affliction of urban poverty

The urban millennials are negotiating with the commodified experience of everyday life.

Defying WTO may win Modi assembly polls but can he sustain his stand?
Politics

Defying WTO may win Modi assembly polls but can he sustain his stand?

BJP chose to stand its ground in WTO even at the risk of being isolated among the developing countries probably because of Modi's promise of ushering in a new kind of political economy based on the thinking of "Gandhi, Lohia and Deendayal Upadhyay".

Two Canadians 'Buy Nothing' for a year to battle consumerism
World

Two Canadians 'Buy Nothing' for a year to battle consumerism

Two roommates in Calgary, Canada, are trying to eliminate all the unnecessary spending in their lives - one buck at a time.

Xi Jinping wants traditional faiths to fill moral void in China
World

Xi Jinping wants traditional faiths to fill moral void in China

President Xi Jinping believes China is losing its moral compass and he wants the ruling Communist Party to be more tolerant of traditional faiths in the hope these will help fill a vacuum created by the country's breakneck growth and rush to get rich, sources said.

Consumerism at its peak: Average credit card spend jumps 42%
Investing

Consumerism at its peak: Average credit card spend jumps 42%

Thanks to the zero-interest EMI option not only have the number of credit card defaulters fallen, but consumerism is at its peak too with the average credit card spend per month jumping 42 percent in the last two years.<br /><br />