The images were shot in Nandgaon, Vrindavan, and Bengaluru, and show people covered in the colored dust the festival is known for. Each are by separate photographers —Prashanth Viswanathan, Amit Mehra, and Ashish Parmar.
Mehra’s Twitter profile shows him alongside Cook, while Parmar’s includes a still used in a previous “Shot on iPhone” campaign for the iPhone 6s.
In a peek into the way governments may source hacking tools, Motherboard obtained a 2015 letter the Israeli Ministry of Defense sent to US-based exploit developers.
Often, the best way to get something is to simply ask for it. That’s probably what the Israeli government thought when it sent an email to several American researchers and firms who make so-called zero-days, tools that take advantage of vulnerabilities in software that are unknown to the company that makes the software.
We think we know what we’d do in certain situations, but when those situations arise, we often react very differently.
If we were to encounter aliens, for example, we fancy we’d have a nice chat with them about sex and football.
Famed theoretical physicist Michio Kaku has another suggestion: Run.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will not take possession of the Kentucky handmade long gun that the National Rifle Association (NRA) tried to give him when he won the group’s Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire award.
The NRA and American Conservative Union (ACU) announced the award when Pai appeared last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Pai thanked NRA board member Carolyn Meadows for the award during the ceremony and did not decline the honor at the time, but the gun that comes with the award wasn’t presented on stage.
For 53 years, John Kapellas enjoyed the bright sky of the western US but one day he started to burn, blister and break out in rashes whenever he was exposed to light. Now allergic to the entire spectrum of light, Kapellas has spent the last decade living in complete darkness. When one of the side effects of the drugs John was prescribed made him ‘go nuts,’ he started drawing gigantic abstract pictures on his wall and playing the piano to calm his mind and soothe his pain. How to Make a Pearl explores Kapellas’ coping mechanisms and how he is turning the ‘grit’ of past trauma into a ‘pearl’ of reflective creativity.
John has spent over 10 years living in complete darkness, yet seems unfettered by the limitations imposed by his environment. His social interactions are sporadic and his world has shrunk to the interior of his home, but he finds fulfilment and enlightenment in his everyday life.
This is not the first time John has had to navigate the pain and joy of being alive. He witnessed domestic abuse as a small child, is a Vietnam veteran, a divorcee, and lost several gay friends and lovers to HIV/AIDS. Yet in his life in the dark, he has an uncanny ability to look back at his past with fondness and to the future with hope.
Director, Producer and Editor: Jason Hanasik
Executive Producer: Minette Nelson
Executive Producers for the Guardian: Charlie Phillips and Lindsay Poulton