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About a quarter of the time I take Ubers here in Delhi the driver asks me, when I get out, to give him a five-star rating. (Drivers must maintain a certain rating to ensure they can continue working on the platform.) Usually I just nod my head and say “yeah okay,” and proceed to give […]
Alexis Sanchez just scored a panenka in the 98th minute to secure three points for #Arsenal and move into second place — after Arsenal gave up a foolish penalty just a few minutes earlier in stoppage time. Chelsea have a five point lead with a game in hand. But still. But still: Could this be […]
Living in India has given me an entirely new perspective on user experience challenges to streaming music services in emerging markets, where connectivity is often weak. Never mind on mobile: Even at home, on Wi-Fi, services from the big players — Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music — are often difficult to use. This actually has […]
Here are the ten most popular posts from Newley.com this year, measured by number of visits. I will refrain from speculating on the reasons. Food, tech, weird animals, soccer — the Internet, I learned a long time ago, works in mysterious ways. Recommended: Decker Barbeque, Texas-Style BBQ in Singapore — A report from what is, […]
“‘Deplorables’ Rise Up to Reshape America,” by The WSJ‘s Gerald F. Seib. (yesterday): In short, Mr. Trump and his followers have, in one dramatic stroke, transformed the GOP from a traditionally conservative party into an avowedly populist one. “The Voters Decide,” by Ben Thompson (March 2016). Politics “is just the latest industry to be transformed […]
This Vine, embedded above and online here, is mesmerizing. I saw it posted to Twitter recently. There’s a slightly longer version, with an alternate — and more frightening, given how close the camera is to the creature’s maw — view on YouTube here. And then there’s the original video, which includes a bit more footage […]
Traffic here in New Delhi is often many things: chaotic, congested, beguiling. It is never, however, boring. Here’s a video I recorded one recent night on the way home from work.
Highly recommended: The WSJ‘s Andrew Browne on parallels between China’s Great Wall, which was erected at a time of debate about the country’s role in the world, and their current claims in the South China Sea: Echoes of this history reverberate today in the South China Sea, where China is building massive fortifications — artificial […]
Norm Ornstein, of the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute, explains the rise of Donald Trump: When you look at populism over the longer course of both American history and other countries that have suffered economic traumas as a result of financial collapse, you’re gonna get the emergence of some leaders who exploit nativism, protectionism, and isolationism. […]