India Art Fair 2024: Artists, gallerists from South Asia converge in Delhi

It’s time for the curtains to open as connoisseurs of art, from India and abroad, head to south Delhi to witness the 15th edition of India Art Fair. This year, 108 exhibitors, including 72 galleries and art institutions, will gather in a sustainable enclosure, quite literally! Wondering how? The answer is the facade, which is transformed into a constellation of colourful pixels by artist duo Thukral & Tagra. After the de-installation of the fair, this artwork printed on flex material will be repurposed into collectible bags.

A view of the usual facade at India Art Fair, which houses exhibits from across the world especially South Asia.

Artist Ranbir Kaleka's work Guardians In A Dystopic Garden, will exhibited at Booth L01, MASH X Milaya.
Artist Ranbir Kaleka’s work Guardians In A Dystopic Garden, will exhibited at Booth L01, MASH X Milaya.

Truly, this annual showcase of modern and contemporary art from India and South Asia adds quite the quirk coupled with aesthetics to Delhi’s cultural calendar. And this time, it aims to do so yet again while being a smorgasbord for not just artists and collectors or curators, but even those from the world of design. Seven new design studios are part of its first-ever Design Section. “We have introduced our Design section to encourage greater cross pollination among creative disciplines,” says Jaya Asokan, fair director.

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Walls have ears too, an installation by Sajid Wajid Shaikh. This is part of the Outdoor Art Projects.
Walls have ears too, an installation by Sajid Wajid Shaikh. This is part of the Outdoor Art Projects.

Explaining the idea behind the impetus on this Design segment, Asokan adds, “If I had to make a distinction [from the event India Design ID], our focus is specially on unique, limited-edition and handmade collectibles from South Asia and beyond. The idea is to place art and design in the same space and blur the boundaries between the fields. We have seen design at the fair previously, but this time we wanted to intentionally create a high-end space for collectible design.”

MF Husain's artwork titled Portrait of a Painter, Surrounded by His Own Images. This will be displayed at Booth B-11, DAG.
MF Husain’s artwork titled Portrait of a Painter, Surrounded by His Own Images. This will be displayed at Booth B-11, DAG.

Strikingly, the event continues to be inclusive by providing braille guides, tactile representations of key artworks, sign language interpreters, wheelchair services and even feeding rooms for new mothers. Besides this, the expanded Inclusion Lab will have special projects that reflect on Nature and ecological crises. Asokan shares, “Sustainability always remains the focus of our work. Not just in the artworks that are displayed but also in the production of the fair…. We reuse floors, walls, and the flex material of the facade, designed by Thukral & Tagra for this edition, will be repurposed into limited-edition bags by the Dalit-run Chamar Studio.”

A digital folding screen artwork will be visible at Booth J04, Leeleenam Studio, South Korea.
A digital folding screen artwork will be visible at Booth J04, Leeleenam Studio, South Korea.

Catch It Live

What: 15th India Art Fair

Where: NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla Industrial Estate

When: Feb 1 and 2 (VIP preview), February 3 (Noon to 7pm) and 4 (10am to 6pm)

Nearest Metro Station: Govindpuri on the Violet Line and Okhla NSIC on the on the Magenta Line

Avrobio’s road ends in reverse merger with Tim Springer-backed startup

Dive Brief:

  • The gene therapy company Avrobio agreed to a reverse merger with startup Tectonic Therapeutic after years of struggling with clinical setbacks and a tough financing market for the biotechnology industry.
  • Avrobio investors will likely end up with about 22% of the combined company, while pre-merger Tectonic stockholders will own about 40%, according to an announcement Tuesday. In tandem with the deal, Tectonic is raising about $131 million from new and existing investors in a private placement.
  • The new entity will operate under Tectonic’s name and be led by the startup’s CEO Alise Reicin and her management team. One director from Avrobio will join the board of the combined company, which will be based in Watertown, Massachusetts and is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the symbol TECX.

Dive Insight:

The transaction gives Tectonic a path to go public while salvaging some value for Avrobio stockholders, who have seen the value of their shares drop to just over $1 from $19 at the time of the company’s 2018 initial public offering.

After stopping work on one of its most advanced gene therapies in 2022 and selling off another experimental therapy to Novartis in 2023, Avrobio in July said it would discontinue further development of medicines, slash its workforce in half and explore strategic alternatives. The merger with Tectonic was the best option for shareholders, Avrobio interim CEO Erik Ostrowski said in the companies’ statement.

The new company expects to have about $165 million in cash, enough to fund operations into mid-2027 and advance Tectonic’s pipeline. Tectonic’s three leading programs are designed to treat a type of hypertension in heart failure patients, a disease that causes abnormal blood vessel formation and fibrosis.

Tectonic focuses on G protein-coupled receptors, or GPCRs, which handle critical signals for cells. Drugs aimed at GPCRs make up about a third of all medicines approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but only a small number of GPCRs have been targeted to date. Tectonic says its technology allows biologics to work on GPCRs that can’t be reached with traditional small molecules.

Tectonic was co-founded by Harvard Medical School’s Andrew Kruse and Tim Springer, a leading research scientist and biotech founder who’s seen previous success with companies including Moderna.

The companies expect the private placement and merger to close together in the second quarter. The share of the combined company held by Avrobio stockholders may be adjusted based on the company’s net cash at closing.

The Latest CoreLogic’s Home Value Index (HVI)

Key takeaways

Australia’s housing upswing continued through the first month of 2024 with the national Home Value Index rising 0.4% in January. Three capitals recorded a subtle decline over the month.

Perth home values rose 1.6% in January, on par with the city’s growth trend in November and December, and only slightly lower than the recent high of 1.8% recorded in October. Despite that, housing prices remain relatively affordable compared with most capital cities, with the median dwelling value sitting just under $677,000.

Regional markets are now showing a stronger trend in value growth relative to the capital cities, with WA, SA and Queensland recording slower paces of growth than their capital city counterparts.

Despite worsening housing affordability, home sales have held slightly above average over the past three months, driven by high migration and tight rental markets.

The housing market is expected to continue trending higher in 2024, with inflation, interest rates, credit policy, consumer sentiment and demographic trends driving demand.

Australia’s housing upswing continued through the first month of 2024 with CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index (HVI) rising 0.4% in January.

Up from the 0.3% increases seen in November and December, this marks the 12th straight month of value rises.

Beneath the headline result, housing market performance remains diverse around the country.

Three capitals recorded a subtle decline over the month (Melbourne -0.1%, Hobart -0.7% and Canberra -0.2%), while, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane values continued to rise at the monthly rate of 1% or more.

Index Results As At 31 January 2024

Source: Corelogic February 1st 2024

Perth home values rose a further 1.6% in January, on par with the city’s growth trend in November and December and only slightly lower than the recent high of 1.8% recorded in October.

Rolling 3 Month Change In Dwelling Values State Capitals

The Western capital continues to see housing demand outweigh supply, helping to push values 16.7% higher over the past 12 months.

Despite that, housing prices remain relatively affordable compared with most capital cities, with the median dwelling value sitting just under $677,000.

Change Indwelling Values To End Of January 2024

House values have continued rising at a faster rate relative to unit values in January, with the gap between the median capital city house and unit values rising to a record high of 45.2% in January.

Rolling 3 Month Change In Dwelling Values Combined Capitals V Combined Regionals

Across the combined capitals, detached housing values rose by half a per cent over the month, adding the equivalent of around $4,800 to the median house value while units increased a smaller 0.1%, equivalent to a $900 lift.

Since the commencement of the upswing, capital city house values have surged 11.0% higher while unit values are up 6.9%.

It seems that most Australians are willing to pay a higher premium than ever for a detached home.

Regional markets are now showing a stronger trend in value growth relative to the capital cities

The combined regional index rose 1.2% over the rolling quarter compared with a 1.0% rise across the combined capitals index.

While both the combined capitals and combined regional markets are losing momentum in the pace of value growth, the capital city trend has slowed more sharply, mostly due to the flattening of growth conditions in Melbourne and Sydney.

Across the other states, regional WA, SA and Queensland continue to record a slower pace of growth relative to their capital city counterparts; these are also the three regional markets where dwelling values are at record highs.

Summary Of Housing Values Through The Recent Cycles

Despite worsening housing affordability, the volume of home sales has held slightly above average over the past three months

CoreLogic estimates there were 115,241 dwellings sold over the three months ending January; 11.9% higher than the same period last year and 0.5% above the previous five-year average for this time of the year.

Despite the ongoing cost of living pressures, high interest rates, low consumer sentiment and affordability constraints, homes are still selling.

Housing demand has been buoyed by high migration, but also tight rental markets that have probably incentivised renters to transition towards home ownership if they can afford to do so.

Funny Marriage Advice For Newlyweds: Keep The Laughter Alive!

Ah, the sacred union of two souls, the beautiful symphony of hearts becoming one, and the inevitable daily battle over who forgot to take out the trash. If you’re getting ready for this union to take place, you must be at the receiving end of a lot of unsolicited marital advice. But not here. In this article, we only have funny marriage advice for newlyweds so you can ring in your marriage with a few joyful lessons.

We truly hope that love, laughter, bad mood, and the occasional snoring create the perfect storm of wedded bliss for you. Because here’s the deal: Marriage life is an endless sitcom, where you both are the quirky lead characters navigating life’s unpredictable episodes. From the bathroom harmony debate to compromising on TV choices, every day is an opportunity to find the hilarity in the mundane.

So come forth, newly married couples! We’re serving a buffet of funny marriage advice, quotes, and tips. Welcome to your humorous survival guide to marital mayhem.

68 Hilarious Marriage Advice, Quotes And Tips For Newlyweds

Get ready to chuckle your way through this wild ride of love, quirks, and the occasional fights over stupid things like slow internet connection as we dive into some funny marriage jokes specially compiled for you. After all, a marriage without laughter is like a rom-com without the punchlines: You’re just left with the sappy stuff. Your journey to happily-ever-after is about to get seriously funny, backed by some humorous marriage advice! You’ll see that you can stay married AND in a good mood throughout. Let’s start.

Fun Advice For Newlyweds

To help you navigate this exciting chapter of your lives, we’ve gathered a treasure trove of fun advice for newlyweds. We have some delightful tips and ideas that will add that extra sprinkle of magic to your sweet and funny marriage!

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1. Secret snacking is key to happiness

Late-night snack secrets will soon be out in the open, as you’ll both be found munching away at the kitchen table at 2 a.m. Now that’s a wholesome and funny marriage based on trust and hidden treats.

2. If you want your marriage to be an adventure, go ride a bike instead

From boredom to laziness, from mental health issues to irresponsible behavior, marriage is recommended for everything. But it’s not a hobby OR a cure. So think about it, regular bike rides or a lifelong commitment — which one do you really need? These witty wedding sayings can be really deep if you scratch below the surface.

3. Garlic is dangerous for vampires… and for good night kisses

Never underestimate the power of a good night kiss, unless one of you has recently indulged in garlic fries. But kiss anyway. This is the best piece of marriage advice we have to offer.

4. A laugh a day keeps the lawyer away

This has to be the best marriage tip ever because this is a universal prescription for a happy marriage. Laughter keeps you connected and your hearts light as you navigate life together. Witty marriage advice can be profound too, if you really understand the subtext.

5. IKEA to infinity

A funny marriage tip: If you can survive assembling IKEA furniture together, you’ve conquered one of life’s greatest challenges. Embrace the humor in overcoming assembly-induced frustration. May sound like silly marriage advice, but it will hold you in good stead.

6. When things become rocky, just rock, paper, scissors it

Looking for some funny rules for a happy marriage? Well, turn disputes into games with a round of ‘rock, paper, scissors’. You’ll find that every issue has a solution, even if it involves friendly competition.

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7. DIY happy endings

Treat this as funny marriage advice for newlyweds or a serious rule for happiness, but the truth is that you can take so much pressure off each other through self-pleasure. Channel your inner hero and realize that you’re the main character of your own story. A happy ending is yours to create, with or without Prince Charming.

8. The weirder the habits, the stronger the marriage

A successful marriage is a blend of love, compromise, and pretending not to notice your partner’s quirky habits. Find the humor in their weirdness and you will be entertained for life. Now this is some marriage advice worth writing down (you are making notes, right?)

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9. Cuddles are not weather-controlled

A thermostat might be the most wonderful invention for some, but keeping the romance alive means secretly adjusting the thermostat for “cuddling weather.” It’s all about finding creative ways to keep each other close. This seemingly silly marriage advice will only bring you closer.

10. Always say “I love you,” and “I’m sorry” is a close second

Remember that these phrases are the foundation of your matrimonial vocabulary. Use them generously and sincerely. This, according to us, is the best piece of marriage advice that couples need to follow like the Holy Grail of a successful marriage. It’s easy, actionable, and most importantly, effective.

Old-Fashioned Marriage Funny Advice

There are many funny quotes about marriage that even the most conservative among us are happy to crack as jokes. Such people may go on and on (and on) about the importance of being a very committed wife or husband, and how lucky you are to find the right person to marry. But they’ll still leave you amused with some unexpected marriage quotes that are funny, but also stand the test of time.

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11. Balance the spiritual communion and the trash

Marriage is more than just spiritual communion; it’s also remembering to take out the trash. Joyce Brothers reminds us that the mundane is just as essential and also imparts some much-needed terribly funny advice on marriage.

12. Choose wisely because divorces are expensive

Humorous marriage advice like this can be found in your social gossip circles as soon as you declare your intent to marry for love. The choices you make in a marriage will define whether you spend money on a world tour or a world-class divorce lawyer. Now this is the best funny marriage advice that helps you stay married (for financial reasons).

13. Marriage is like a car battery…

It requires regular recharging to maintain its power. Keep the love alive by investing in each other’s happiness.

14. Marriage is a three-ring circus…

Marriage is a three-ring circus — Engagement ring, wedding ring, and the ultimate test of suffering. But don’t worry, at least you are in this together. These funny sayings about marriage really do drive home the message, it’s up to you to interpret and implement it in the right spirit.

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15. Love in the times of snoring

Pay attention, this is some funny marital advice for newlyweds. Are you partnered with a snorer? All you can do then is enjoy the nocturnal symphony and look at their cute sleeping silhouette when you have the urge to pick up the pillow and just …. You know?

16. Slow internet does not mean slow commitment

There will be days when you can’t stand your beloved. And these will also be the days your internet decides to run like a snail. A slow internet connection may test your patience, but it’s also a testament to your commitment. Stay connected with your partner even when the virtual world moves at a crawl. Sounds like silly marriage advice, doesn’t it? But implement it in your married life, and your bond will be stronger for it.

17. You will think you have the better deal, but so do they

I call this piece of funny marriage advice for newlyweds the “better deal suspicion.” A healthy marriage involves partners secretly believing they got the better end of the deal. As long as neither of you has an Eureka moment, it is all good in the hood!

18. Sweet dreams minimize the nightmares

What I’m trying to say is that falling asleep together is the epitome of intimacy. Swap candlelit dinners for cozy moments, and cherish each other’s presence as you drift into dreams. Such funny marital advice for newlyweds can help you build healthy habits as a couple.

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19. Go from couch comedians to kitchen crazies

Remember, you’re not just marrying each other, but also the odd collection of quirks you both bring to the relationship. Embrace the mutually satisfying weirdness as you both belt out Jackson Brown songs in the middle of the night.

20. Never stop holding hands, except when eating tacos

Speaking of humorous marriage advice, here’s a classic: tackling a messy taco with one hand while holding hands with your special person? That’s an advanced level of intimacy.

Taking out the trash makes you feel more spiritually connected

Funny Marriage Advice For The Bride-To-Be

You’ve found the right person. And now you need the kind of marriage quotes that make you both laugh. Because trust us, you DO need a funny marriage too, and not just the one you send as a snapshot on Christmas cards. Women, especially, need a great sense of humor while listening to strangers tell them how they should be committed wives. Ready for some giggle-worthy marriage quotes to balance the incoming ‘concern’? Here we go:

21. If in doubt, blame the dog

Here is some funny marriage advice you want to keep handy, especially for women who like some late-night munching. Pets make excellent scapegoats for mysterious odors and missing snacks.

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22. Accept that the toothpaste battle is never-ending

These are some truly funny words of wisdom for newlyweds. Squeezers and rollers, may the odds be ever in your favor.

23. Learn the art of stealthy blanket tugging

Blanket wars are real, but silent victories are the best. Heed such witty marriage advice to learn how not to sweat the small stuff.

24. Pillow fights are encouraged, but only with decorative pillows

Keep the feathery chaos under control. Not just funny marital advice for newlyweds, but also extremely practical.

25. Celebrate unimportant anniversaries

The day you first discovered a shared interest in cheesy action movies deserves recognition too. Celebrate the “little” milestones. The best piece of marriage advice that will keep you boat afloat when marriage hits rocky waters.

26. Create a no-judgment pact for karaoke nights

Unleash your inner rock stars and belt out your favorite tunes. Judgment-free, but dog howling is fair game.

27. You’re a team, but also rivals in the ‘Who can fold laundry faster?’ championship

Take our witty marriage advice, and turn mundane tasks into friendly competitions. Just remember to finish folding before the clothes wrinkle.

28. Master the art of saying “I’m fine”

Sometimes, this phrase translates to “prepare for a storm.” Decode with care.

29. Declare ‘PJ and popcorn’ days as official holidays

Sometimes, the best plan is to have no plan — just movie date night at home and comfy clothes. And that truly is the finest funny marriage advice you will receive.

30. Embark on cooking adventures with mismatched ingredients

Forget recipe books — get creative by challenging each other to make meals from whatever’s in the fridge.

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Funny Marriage Quotes For Newlyweds

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Cracking inside jokes at the wedding? Go ahead, confuse everyone

In the spirit of embracing the humor that comes with wedded bliss, we’ve curated a collection of funny marriage quotes to tickle your funny bone and remind you that even in the quirkiest moments, love always finds a way to shine through. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy these hilarious insights into the world of matrimony. After all, as they say, a good laugh together is one of the secrets to a happy husband-wife relationship.

31. Husbandry, Seinfeld style

“Being a good husband is like being a standup comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner.” — Jerry Seinfeld

32. Michelle Obama’s 10-year rule

“Because I always say, if you’re married for 50 years, and 10 of them are horrible, you’re doing really good!”

33. Shock-proofing marriage

“Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” — Erma Bombeck

34. Marriages are made in heaven… because they don’t have a phone

This is one of my favorite funny sayings about marriage with a twist. But if you pay attention, it is also marital advice you should not take lightly. Unplug and enjoy a date night without distractions. It’s a recipe for connection and rediscovering the spark in the digital age.

35. Love is an identity crisis

“Everything about her felt right. I knew I liked her, I knew I cared about her and that sent me into an identity crisis spiral. I felt the need to label myself. Was I gay? Was I bi? Was I still straight? Was I ever straight?” — Stephanie Allynne about Tig Notaro

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36. The heat of matrimony

“Husband secretly lowers the thermostat and I secretly turn it back up. We both vehemently deny touching it. Marriage is fun.” — Stephanie Ortiz

37. A chart for lasting love

“Marriage is like a graph — It has its ups and downs, and as long as things bounce back up again, you’ve got a good marriage. If it heads straight down, then you’ve got some problems!” — Dame Julie Andrews

38. Cameron’s love and glasses

“I married for love, but the obvious side benefit of having someone around to find my glasses cannot be ignored.” — Cameron Esposito. One of the rare funny sayings about marriage that really drive home the importance of companionship and teamwork.

39. Endearing irritations

“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” — Rita Rudner

40. Wedding vows: Amy Schumer style

As far as witty wedding sayings, this one is gold. “You make me laugh, you make me smile, you make me feel loved, you make me food.” — Nikki Glaser recalling Amy Schumer’s wedding vows.

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41. Be like lobsters

“She’s your lobster. Come on, you guys. It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You can actually see old lobster couples, walking around their tank, you know, holding claws.” — Phoebe Buffay in Friends

Hilarious Quotes About Marriage

I’m committed to making you laugh. So here I am again, to bless you with some of the best marriage quotes by famous folks that will keep you smiling. What did Ryan Reynolds say about his marriage? What did Kristen Bell say about her husband? Did they crack the funny marriage code? Let’s find out.

42. Go on a date when you’re sleepy

“Make sure you have date nights even if it’s once in a blue moon because most of the time you’re just too tired and you’d actually prefer to sleep.” — Chris Hemsworth

43. Diapers and Denny’s

“I’m just a diaper-changing facility hooked up to a life support system, but my wife, she’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She’s a human at Denny’s all day long … and it never ends for her. She’s the most beautiful Denny’s you’ve ever seen though, I guarantee it.” — Ryan Reynolds

44. Megan’s ear for spousal care

“Spend a few minutes a day really listening to your spouse. No matter how stupid his problems sound to you.” — Megan Mullally

45. Eyes open, hearts joined

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterward.” — Benjamin Franklin’s funny marriage advice is universal

46. New car or new wife?

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” — Prince Philip

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47. Low self-esteem, but make it cute

Sarah Paulson about her partner, Holland Taylor: “She’s constantly saying to me, ‘Why are you with me? Why are you doing this? What are you doing? You’re a very strange person.’”

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48. Socratic insights

“By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you will be happy. If you get a bad one, you will be a philosopher.” — Socrates

49. A binge bond

“I don’t want to hear about the endless struggles to keep sex exciting or the work it takes to plan a date night. I want to hear that you guys watch every episode of The Bachelorette together in secret shame or that one got the other hooked on Breaking Bad, and if either watches it without the other, they’re dead meat.” ― Mindy Kaling

50. Changing diapers, changing lives

“I’d like to publicly thank my husband [Dax Shepard] for changing half the diapers in our house. I hope he changes all of mine one day…” — Kristen Bell

51. Motivational trick

“The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.” — Anne Bancroft

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Funny Marriage Advice For The Groom-To-Be

We do have marriage quotes for men. And they are mostly by men too. The amount of pressure that you all go through to take care of your families must be matched by some humor to keep things light. And that’s what I’m here for. So pull up your fun groomsmen socks, because here we go:

52. Married paradoxes

“Only married people can understand how you can be miserable and happy at the same time.” — Chris Rock

53. Wife essentials

“There are only three things women need in life: Food, water, and compliments.” — Chris Rock

54. Always wrong, always loved

“You know there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time … Husband!” — Bill Maher

55. Like before love

“We just like each other. You start there … I still can’t believe my wife goes out with me. If we were in high school and I was just funny, I’d never have the courage to talk to her.” — Tom Hanks

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56. Ferrell’s tech test for love

“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.” — Will Ferrell

57. Making fun of patriarchy

My wife didn’t take my name, which isn’t weird, but what’s weird is when people think it’s weird. Like we’re on a first-name basis anyway.” — Mark Agee

58. Dax’s mane mission

“A man’s main job is to protect his woman from her desire to ‘get bangs’ every other month.” — Dax Shepard

59. Sharing life, separating bathrooms

“One of the keys to a successful marriage is separate bathrooms. When he enters my bathroom, I’m like, ‘Why are you in here?’ And he’s like, ‘I live here. Can I enjoy my bathroom too?’” — Michelle Obama

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Make your wife laugh at the patriarchy

60. Passion to practicality

“Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day and remembering to carry the trash out.” — Joyce Brothers

61. She’s a constant

“Look, you want to know what marriage is really like? Fine. You wake up, she’s there. You come back from work, she’s there. You fall asleep, she’s there. You eat dinner, she’s there. You know? I mean, I know that sounds like a bad thing, but it’s not.” — Ray on Everybody Loves Raymond

62. Share the bathroom if you want to share a happy life

When it comes to funny marriage advice for newlyweds, this one is the most important. Harmony in the bathroom is a surefire way to a harmonious marriage. Master the art of sharing, and remember, keep it clean if you wanna keep it dirty. (wink wink)

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Humorous Marriage Tips

A marriage brimming with wit and quips: Is that what you’re looking for? Then these funny marriage tips will suit you just fine. Being able to laugh at yourself could be your most brilliant achievement yet. And that’s why we’ve saved the funniest marriage quotes for the last. Share these with your partner or your friends and family who are about to get married!

63. Open or closed?

“Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.” — George Bernard Shaw

64. Knope, don’t overdo it

“The first draft of my vows, which I wrote the day after we got engaged, clocked in at around 70 pages.” — Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation tells you what NOT to do

65. Do not let them eat cake … alone

Here are some funny words of wisdom for newlyweds which, in my opinion, are very serious (yes, I am obsessed with cake, so what?). A happy marriage might be all about sharing, but when it comes to the last piece of cake, be prepared to exercise your dessert sovereignty.

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66. Obama’s epiphany

“After about 15 years, I finally figured out that she’s always right. So surprisingly we just stopped fighting after that.”

67. Swap your favorite TV shows, not your toothbrushes

Here’s a bonding tip for couples: Binge-watching together is bonding; sharing germs not so much.

68. Remedies for the crazies

“Love, gratitude, compassion, because sometimes every man or every woman will drive their partner crazy.” — Goldie Hawn

So there you are, lovebirds! While you nestle in your cocoon of everlasting love and sip from the glass of marital bliss, we hope this funny marriage advice will help you both uphold your vows and truly cherish the promise of ever thine, ever mine.

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The Difference Between Excel Rows and Columns (and How to Use Both)

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Key Takeaways

  • Rows are horizontal divisions labeled with numbers, while columns are vertical divisions labeled with letters.
  • Use the Transpose feature to quickly switch rows to columns in Excel, saving time and improving data presentation.
  • Freeze panes, sort, and filter options in Excel help with data management, ensuring clear visibility and efficient data analysis.

Rows and columns are the most prominent elements in an Excel datasheet. Understanding the difference is crucial for efficient data management. So let’s explore Excel rows and columns, and discover strategies for better utilizing both.

Excel Rows vs. Columns: What Is the Difference?

Rows and columns are the building blocks of an Excel spreadsheet, forming a grid that allows you to organize and analyze data systematically. Rows are horizontal divisions labeled with numbers, while columns are vertical divisions labeled with letters.

The intersection of a row and a column is known as a cell, where each cell holds a specific piece of data. A cell is addressed by its intersecting row and column: for example, G7 is the cell at the intersection of column G and row 7.

The differentiation between rows and columns is more than just labeling; it’s about the logical arrangement of data. Rows typically represent individual records or entries, while columns categorize information into different attributes or variables.

For example, in a sales spreadsheet, each row might represent a different customer or product. Columns might include information such as price, quantities sold, and total revenue. Understanding this fundamental distinction is essential for creating properly structured and comprehensible spreadsheets.

How to Effectively Use Rows and Columns in Excel

Maximizing the potential of rows and columns in Excel goes beyond their basic structure. Excel has useful functionalities that let you get the most out of the rows and columns in your spreadsheet.

When and How to Switch Rows and Columns in Excel

You can lay out a data table either vertically or horizontally, but the decision relies on more than just your personal preference. Vertical tables are good for readability and long lists, and they fit well in portrait orientation. Horizontal tables are good for comparing values across categories, accommodating broad datasets, and aligning with graphical representations.

Vertical and horizontal data tables in Excel

The best way to decide between vertical and horizontal data tables is to prototype both versions to get a visualization and see which one suits you best.

Take the spreadsheet above as an example. If the goal was to give a rundown of the items and their attributes, then the vertical data table would be the best choice. However, if you wanted to compare the attributes of each item with another, then the horizontal data table would be a better fit.

Transposing data in Excel

The transpose feature is a handy tool to quickly switch rows to columns and save time when using Excel. Select the data range you want to switch between and right-click on it. Choose Copy, select the destination cell, right-click again, and choose Transpose under the Paste Special options.

How to Freeze Rows and Columns in Excel

In large datasets, it’s common to lose sight of column or row headers as you scroll. Excel’s freeze pane feature helps by allowing you to lock specific rows or columns in place while scrolling through the rest of the spreadsheet.

Freezing rows and columns in Excel

To freeze rows or columns in Excel, select the cells you want to freeze and navigate to the View tab. In the Window section, click on Freeze Panes, and select Freeze Panes. This ensures that the chosen rows or columns remain visible, providing context as you navigate through extensive datasets.

How to Sort Rows and Columns in Excel

Sorting is a fundamental aspect of data analysis, and Excel provides powerful tools for sorting both rows and columns.

Sorting rows in Excel

To sort rows based on specific criteria, select the entire dataset, navigate to the Data tab, and click Sort. Choose the column by which you want to sort the data, and specify the sorting order (ascending or descending). Choosing Cell values under Sort on will sort the data alphabetically in Excel.

Sorting columns in Excel

Aside from a minor tweak, the process is the same for sorting columns. Once you’re in the sort dialog, click Options and check Sort left to right to sort columns.

How to Filter Rows and Columns in Excel

Excel’s filtering options allow you to narrow down your data set based on certain criteria, making it easier to find the information you need.

Using fitlers in Excel

To apply filters, select your data table and go to the Data tab. Then, in the Sort & Filter section, select Filter. Excel will automatically add filter dropdowns to each column header, allowing you to select and display only the desired data.

A solid understanding of the distinction between rows and columns in Excel is fundamental for effective data management and analysis.

Now that you understand the logic behind and differences between rows and columns, you can use features like transposing, freezing panes, sorting, and filtering to optimize your Excel experience and harness the full potential of this powerful spreadsheet tool.

Molten iron 'flowers' rain down over Jiangsu lake

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A photo shows a molten iron fireworks display at the Pearl Spring Scenic Area in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on January 28, 2024. / IC
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A photo shows a molten iron fireworks display at the Pearl Spring Scenic Area in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on January 28, 2024. / IC
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A photo shows a molten iron fireworks display at the Pearl Spring Scenic Area in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on January 28, 2024. / IC
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A photo shows a molten iron fireworks display at the Pearl Spring Scenic Area in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on January 28, 2024. / IC
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A photo shows a molten iron fireworks display at the Pearl Spring Scenic Area in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on January 28, 2024. / IC
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A photo shows a molten iron fireworks display at the Pearl Spring Scenic Area in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on January 28, 2024. / IC

Molten iron fireworks rained down over a lake at a scenic area in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, creating a dazzling display for visitors. A longtime tradition of festival periods in China, hot molten iron is thrown into the air, emitting sprays of light. The intangible cultural heritage practice is known as “datiehua” and has a history of around 1,000 years. 

Grammys 2024 predictions: Who will win, who should win

A year after Harry Styles shocked-but-didn’t-surprise with his album of the year win over Beyoncé, the stars of the music world will gather with equal parts excitement and dread on Sunday night for the 66th Grammy Awards.

Top nominees include SZA, who’s up for nine awards; Phoebe Bridgers and Victoria Monét, both of whom have seven nominations; and Jon Batiste, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Miley Cyrus, with six nods apiece. In a shift from the last two years, the Recording Academy lowered the number of nominees to eight from 10 in the four major categories of album, record and song of the year and best new artist.

Trevor Noah will host Sunday’s show, set to air live on CBS from Arena in downtown Los Angeles. Among the acts scheduled to perform are SZA, Eilish, Rodrigo, Dua Lipa, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Luke Combs, Burna Boy, Travis Scott and U2.

Here are my predictions for how the night will go down across eight major categories, offered with the caveat that a Grammys ceremony without some major upset — well, that’s no Grammys at all.


Jon Batiste, “World Music Radio”
Boygenius, “The Record”
Miley Cyrus, “Endless Summer Vacation”
Lana Del Rey, “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd”
Janelle Monáe, “The Age of Pleasure”
Olivia Rodrigo, “Guts”
Taylor Swift, “Midnights”

Should win: SZA, “SOS”
Will win: Taylor Swift, “Midnights”

Even a hardcore Swiftie likely would admit that the pop superstar has made more impressive albums than “Midnights” (though the offhand way she roasts “some dickhead guy” in “Question…?” still makes me laugh nearly a year and a half after the LP came out). But between her record-breaking Eras tour, her blockbuster rerecordings of her older work and her much-scrutinized romance with the NFL’s Travis Kelce, Swift was simply too commanding a presence in 2023 for Grammy voters not to feel like she earned the academy’s most prestigious prize. A win for album of the year would be her fourth in the category — more than any artist in Grammy history, including Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder, each of whom has three. Were I a voter, I’d go for SZA’s “SOS,” a vulnerable and audacious collection of pop-rock-R&B songs that sits precisely at the nexus of commercial success, critical acclaim and cultural impact — the sweet spot, in other words, that the Grammys purport to occupy. The trouble for SZA is that, in more than six decades of trophy-bestowing, the academy has given album of the year to only three Black women: Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston and Lauryn Hill. Discouraging odds, and a discouraging fact.


Jon Batiste, “Worship”
Boygenius, “Not Strong Enough”
Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
Billie Eilish, “What Was I Made For?”
Victoria Monét, “On My Mama”
Olivia Rodrigo, “Vampire”
Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”
SZA, “Kill Bill”

Should win: Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
Will win: Billie Eilish, “What Was I Made For?”

Grammy voters love to give record of the year to a carefully crafted throwback jam à la Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” (which won last year) or Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open” (which won in 2022). So Monét has a shot with the lush retro-soul stylings of “On My Mama,” as does Cyrus with the disco-revivalist “Flowers.” But what voters really love is to give this prize to Eilish and her brother-slash-producer, Finneas, who took it two years in a row with “Bad Guy” and “Everything I Wanted” in 2020 and 2021. If the siblings win again with their beautifully bummed-out ballad from “Barbie,” they’ll join Simon and Bruno Mars in the three-peat club.


“A&W,” written by Jack Antonoff, Lana Del Rey and Sam Dew (performed by Lana Del Rey)
“Anti-Hero,” written by Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift (performed by Taylor Swift)
“Butterfly,” written by Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson (performed by Jon Batiste)
“Dance the Night,” written by Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt (performed by Dua Lipa)
“Flowers,” written by Miley Cyrus, Gregory Aldae Hein and Michael Pollack (performed by Miley Cyrus)
“Kill Bill,” written by Rob Bisel, Carter Lang and Solána Rowe (performed by SZA)
“Vampire,” written by Daniel Nigro and Olivia Rodrigo (performed by Olivia Rodrigo)
“What Was I Made For?,” written by Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell (performed by Billie Eilish)

Should win: “Vampire”
Will win: “What Was I Made For?”

Though she’s been nominated more times than any other human (including Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney), Swift has never won this Grammy — a confounding statistic for the woman widely hailed as the most influential songwriter of her generation. Yet Swift’s seventh nod for song of the year — a songwriter’s award as compared to record of the year, which goes to performers and producers — seems less than certain to bring her first victory, not least because Eilish’s tune is here too. Like past winners such as Adele’s “Hello” and Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” the stripped-down recorded version of “What Was I Made For?” showcases a stirring lyric and intricate melody, whereas Swift’s “Anti-Hero” relies more on production and groove. All that said, Rodrigo’s “Vampire” gets my nonexistent vote for her A+ rhyme of “bloodsucker” and “fame-f—er.”


Gracie Abrams
Fred Again..
Ice Spice
Jelly Roll
Coco Jones
Noah Kahan
Victoria Monét
The War and Treaty

Should win: Ice Spice
Will win: Ice Spice

The most competitive best new artist race in years could be decided by a couple of instances of vote-splitting: R&B voters are likely to spread themselves between Monét and former Disney child star Coco Jones, while country voters may line up behind rapper-turned-singer Jelly Roll and married duo the War and Treaty. (Fun fact: At 39, a triumphant Jelly Roll would be the oldest solo artist ever to win this prize.) That scenario would leave a lane open for folk-rocker Noah Kahan and rapper Ice Spice — in which case it’s worth noting that a woman has carried the category the last six ceremonies.


Drake and 21 Savage, “Her Loss”
Killer Mike, “Michael”
Metro Boomin, “Heroes & Villains”
Nas, “King’s Disease III”
Travis Scott, “Utopia”

Should win: Drake and 21 Savage, “Her Loss”
Will win: Travis Scott, “Utopia”

After withdrawing 2021’s “Certified Lover Boy” from competition in apparent protest of the Grammys’ iffy history with hip-hop, the genre’s biggest act is back in the hunt this year with his and 21 Savage’s toxic bro-down of a duo album. Might the optics of Drake’s return to the Grammys stage — and the message that would send to younger rappers unsure whether the Grammys matter — be reason for voters to go his way? Consider that Scott, who arguably looms larger among the kids these days, is already booked to perform on Sunday’s telecast.


Kelsea Ballerini, “Rolling Up the Welcome Mat”
Brothers Osborne, “Brothers Osborne”
Zach Bryan, “Zach Bryan”
Tyler Childers, “Rustin’ in the Rain”
Lainey Wilson, “Bell Bottom Country”

Should win: Lainey Wilson, “Bell Bottom Country”
Will win: Tyler Childers, “Rustin’ in the Rain”

The most conspicuous presence in this category is the album not nominated: “One Thing at a Time” by Morgan Wallen, who was blanked by the academy entirely for the third consecutive year after he was caught on video drunkenly using the N-word in 2021. (Wallen’s chart-topping “Last Night” earned a nod for country song, but that award recognizes songwriters, and Wallen didn’t write it.) The snub of “One Thing at a Time” — not just 2023’s biggest country album but the year’s biggest album of any genre — can be taken as the academy’s disapproval of Wallen’s behavior. More likely, it reflects voters’ long-standing preference for earthier sounds like that of bluegrass-steeped Childers.


Foo Fighters, “But Here We Are”
Greta Van Fleet, “Starcatcher”
Metallica, “72 Seasons”
Paramore, “This Is Why”
Queens of the Stone Age, “In Times New Roman…”

Should win: Foo Fighters, “But Here We Are”
Will win: Foo Fighters, “But Here We Are”

With five wins in this category — including for 2021’s so-so “Medicine at Midnight” — Foo Fighters have taken the rock album Grammy more times than any other act. So figure that Dave Grohl and Co. are a lock with “But Here We Are,” which has the added advantage of being very good: a mournful yet vital meditation on loss inspired by the recent deaths of the band’s longtime drummer, Taylor Hawkins, and Grohl’s mother.


“Barbie World,” from “Barbie,” written by Naija Gaston, Ephrem Louis Lopez Jr. and Onika Maraj (performed by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice featuring Aqua)
“Dance the Night,” from “Barbie,” written by Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt (performed by Dua Lipa)
“I’m Just Ken,” from “Barbie,” written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt (performed by Ryan Gosling)
“Lift Me Up,” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” written by Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Robyn Fenty and Temilade Openiyi (performed by Rihanna)
“What Was I Made For?,” from “Barbie,” written by Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell (performed by Billie Eilish)

Should win: “What Was I Made For?”
Will win: “What Was I Made For?”

Before “Barbie’s” domination of this year’s field, no film had put up four songs for this prize in a single year. (“Waiting to Exhale” got closest with three nods in 1997.) Given Eilish’s track record, “What Was I Made For?” — a favorite for the Oscars’ original song prize in March — is almost sure to win this Grammy along with the others it takes on Sunday night.

Bajaj Pulsar N160 and Bajaj Pulsar N150 2024 Models Launched in India; Know Features, Specifications and Booking Details Here

New Delhi, January 31: Bajaj has launched two new motorcycle models in India – Bajaj Pulsar N150 and Bajaj Pulsar N160. The new Bajaj motorcycles have latest upgrades in terms of new features, colours and graphics . Mechanically and design-wise, the bike remains the same, but the company has given tech-driven, sporty models for Indian riders to commute comfortably. 

The Bajaj Pulsar N150 and Bajaj Pulsar N160 have digital displays and Bluetooth connectivity. The riders can easily connect their smartphone to the instrument using the Bajaj Ride Connect App and get all the important notifications on the display, such as incoming calls and messages. According to the reports, the riders can also accept or decline incoming calls, making it one of the most valuable features for the riders. Honda NX500 Launched in India With 471cc Liquid-Cooled Parallel-Twin Engine; Know Specifications, Features, Price and Delivery Details. 

Bajaj Pulsar N150 and N160 Launched: 

Weeks ago, Bajaj was expected to provide its new 150cc and 160cc models with new brakes and other features, Financial Express reported. Now, the new bikes come with many changes including the updated dash on Bajaj Pulsar N150 and Bajaj Pulsar N160 that aim to help users to check the average mileage, fuel efficiency and distances to empty. Besides these improvements, the Bajaj Pulsar N150 and N160 have other notable features like gear position indicator, mobile signal strength, mobile battery level and more.   

The expected USD forks are not introduced with the Pulsar N160. The engines on the N150 and N160 models are the same as before. The reports said the Bajaj Pulsar 150 has a 164.82cc DTS-i engine that can generate around 15.8bhp power and 14.65Nm maximum torque. On the other hand, the Bajaj Pulsar N160 packs a 149.68cc engine that can provide 14.3bhp and 13.5Nm torque. According to the reports, Bajaj promised to give the best power and torque for the segment. Revolt RV 400 BRZ Launched in India: Check Latest Features, Specifications, Range and Colour Options of Revolt Motor’s New Electric Bike.

Currently, the Bajaj Pulsar N150 Price is listed at Rs 1.18 lakh, and the Bajaj Pulsar N150 Price is listed at Rs 1.30 lakh; however, the new model’s prices will be higher compared to the these previous models. The company is expected to unveil the price details soon. The booking for the latest Bajaj motorcycles has already started, and the deliveries are expected to begin shortly. 

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NYC bar Association Seeks Crypto-Friendly Policy Reforms to Beat Talent Exodus

The Bar Association of New York City has noticed that certain policy reforms are required to maintain the city’s position as a lucrative hub for crypto and Web3 activities. At present, even though the US has not deployed concrete rules to govern crypto, several major companies are experimenting with digital asset spaces in order to connect with the younger generation of consumers. There are, however, certain issues which if resolved, can help the city maintain its crypto-friendly position, the Bar Association feels.

As part of its suggestion, the association has proposed to bring in laws that reduce transaction costs while maintaining security over them to benefit a wide array of businesses, including those concerning crypto and Web3. The security of financial transactions is overseen by the New York Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

“The amendments will also help ensure New York’s leadership in commercial and financial progress and growth and will disincentivise migration of digital commerce to other jurisdictions which more clearly promote and encourage technological and commercial advances,” the city bar association said in its submission.

In its agenda, the bar association noted that it has been ten years since New York State’s UCC was last updated in 2014. Given the tech advancements that picked pace over this last decade, the association feels, policy amendments are the need of the hour.

“Eleven states have already enacted the Model UCC Amendments proposed by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), and another 15 states and the District of Columbia have introduced bills covering the Model UCC Amendments. More states are expected to follow suit, and every time another state adopts the Model UCC Amendments, the more likely New York risks that market participants will prefer one of those states for transactions involving digital assets,” the agenda noted.

In the recent past, prominent Web3 players like Coinbase and Binance have complained of being extremely scrutinised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On the sidelines of US’ pressure over crypto firms, several players expanded their operations abroad seeking greener pastures in terms of economic growth. The fear of losing Web3 talent to friendlier nations is something that Indian industry players are also concerned about – given that the regulations to oversee crypto are still being deployed gradually.

Meanwhile, other parts of the world like the UK and the UAE are taking brisk steps to establish their regions as hotspots for the digital assets sector.

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Microsoft Search and News Advertising revenue up 8%

Microsoft reported its strongest financial quarter to date after becoming a $3 trillion company.

Search and news advertising revenue increased 8% year on year, excluding traffic acquisition costs that Microsoft pays to publishers. However, despite the rise in search and news advertising revenue marks a slowdown in growth in comparison to the previous quarter’s 10% increase.

LinkedIn revenue was also up 9%, with overall revenue in Productivity and Business Processes up 13% to $19.2 billion.

Meanwhile, total sales during the three-month period ending December 31, 2023, generated $62 billion for Microsoft, a year-on-year increase of 18%, with net income up 33% at $21.9 billion.

Success drivers. Microsoft’s success was driven by Office and cloud revenue which account for almost 60% of the company’s overall revenue. Additionally, the tech giant’s revenue from Xbox games and services wasw up 61% compared to last year, mainly because Xbox acquired Activision Blizzard, increasing the total revenue from gaming by 49%.

Why we care. Even though Microsoft did well overall, the money the tech giant make from search and news advertising didn’t increase as much in the recent quarter. LinkedIn revenue, on the other hand, remained steady, which could indicate that LinkedIn is delivering stronger results than other Microsoft platforms.

What Microsoft is saying. Satya Nadella, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft, said in a statement:

  • “We’ve moved from talking about AI to applying AI at scale.”
  • “By infusing AI across every layer of our tech stack, we’re winning new customers and helping drive new benefits and productivity gains across every sector.”

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Earnings report. Read Microsoft’s full Q2 performance report for more information.