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May 19, 2019, 10.19 PM IST
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Venice & the world: Art installations from pavillions of five countries

The theme for the 58th Venice Biennale, which opened this month, is May You Live in Interesting Times.Here are art installations from pavillions of five countries that mirror the theme, with subjects ranging from news on social networks to beach boredom to the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.Iceland: Chromo Sapiens - Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir has created a cave of colourful synthetic hair. The labyrinthlike artwork is a fuzzy abstraction of nature.

Did you know there are vending machines that sell cars and even gold?

Vending machines have changed the face of the retail industry, making it easier for buyers and sellers to transact.Last week, Chinese tech major Xiaomi launched a vending machine for smartphones in Bengaluru. Did you know there are vending machines that sell cars and even gold? Check this out:Car no bar: Singapore has a 15-storey car vending machine set up by Autobahn Motors. Sales happen through a touchscreen that offers 60 high-end cars — from Ferraris to Bentleys.

Mantra for VUCA markets: Adapt rather than align

In an ever-changing world, sometimes we have to become rule-followers, and sometimes, rule-breakers.

Rising from the Ashes: Landmark restoration efforts that have saved our history

The French government has promised to renovate the Notre Dame cathedral, which was ravaged by a fire last week, within five years and make it “more beautiful”.ET Magazine looks at some landmark rescue and restoration efforts that have returned our history to us.Somnath Temple, Gujarat: The temple is believed to be established by the Vallabhi kings around 649 CE. Its proximity to the confluence of three rivers added to its importance as a place of pilgrimage. The temple's structure has been destroyed several times. In 1026, Mahmud of Ghazni raided the temple and plundered its wealth, says historian Romila Thapar in Somanatha, The Many Voice of History. It is also said that the temple was attacked by Allauddin Khilji in 1297 AD, Mohammed Begeda in 1479, Mujaffar Shah II in 1503 and by Aurangazeb in 1701. The present day temple is believed to be the seventh structure and is built in the Chalukyan style of architecture.

This tech can turn old clothes into fresh fabric

Spinnova, based in Jyvaskyla, Finland, built a technology that creates fibre from cellulose, without the environmental challenges of older materials, Fast Company reported.

SEAF-backed Abhay Nutrition now in NCLT

The company had provided corporate guarantees for its Dubai-based subsidiary Krishi Nutrition

5 buildings inspired by flora & fauna

London is set to get another skyscraper – which will be the city's tallest. The Tulip Tower will be shaped like the spring flower and rise to 1,000 ft or 305 m.Here are 5 other building designs inspired by flora & fauna:

View: The past and possible future of 'Punkahs'

In the olden days, from April till October—and longer in South India—the to-and-fro motion of punkahs marked the rhythm of Indian lives.

Security and Intelligence Services looking for more acquisitions to drive growth

The New Delhi-based, BSE-listed security services provider had acquired four companies in the past one year alone.

Three scientists — called the ‘godfathers of AI’ for laying the foundations for many of the recent advances in AI— are being honored with this year award

PUBG gamers in India use skill to make money

PUBG gamers in India use skill to make money

Indian video gamers are betting on Mini Militia, Teenpatti, Dream11, Clash Royale but it’s Tencent’s PUBG that’s at the top of the list.

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Unique 'ice-stupa cafe' attracts tourists in Leh's village

Unique 'ice-stupa cafe' attracts tourists in Leh's village

A unique Ice Cafe -a restaurant build inside a giant Ice Stupa in Gya Meeru village is attracting thousands of visitors, including local and Tourists in the isolated village located on the Leh-Manal National Highway.

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