It’s a pity that the novel’s state-of-the-world ambition sometimes makes it more unwieldy than it deserves to be. Red Pill encapsulates a lot: right-wing scenarios, privacy rights, the plight of refugees, the effects of Soviet totalitarianism, the excesses of German Romanticism. At its core, though, it is a lithe and even suspenseful work that aims to illuminate the forces which shape the way we live today. … [Read more...] about Hari Kunzru’s new novel of paranoia, politics and puppetmasters
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“Everyone is now understanding the fan-centric perspective that we’ve adopted from the start,” says Kirkham. “Before it maybe needed a bit more hand-holding, explaining why we thought that approach was worthwhile. Now everyone and their dog is coming to us asking for it, and there are a number of potential reasons for that. We’re at a time where there are significant problems in and around the game. As we lead up to the next World Cup in Russia, you’ve got a country that isn’t exactly feted and celebrated at the moment, and you’ve got a problematic association with FIFA thanks to the corruption scandals. So for a brand, what’s left? If you get on the side of the fans, well, then you’re on a winning side.” … [Read more...] about How Copa90 Is Using Snapchat, WhatsApp, And More To Be A Next-Gen Sports Media Brand
While corporates form a majority of their customer base, besides participants of big conferences and events, Ahluwalia says often individuals rent out cars to ferry their relatives visiting from abroad, or people they are doing business with. “We get about five to seven individual requests a day. Sometimes, a family may want to travel on a mini-vacation and book our cars for the vacation. Back in the 70s and 80s, stars like Sunil Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan rented Mercedes. Now, we get requests for a Rolls Royce. We ensure that they hire the car and the driver since the self-driving infrastructure is not great in India and our drivers are well trained,” he adds. … [Read more...] about Don’t have enough dosh to spend on a Prada gown, Gucci bag or a Rolls Royce? Just rent it!
According to the charge sheet, Kalita added, “Umar Khalid had also given some tips for doing protest against CAA/NRC. On the directions of these persons, Umar Khalid''s United Against Hate Group and JCC (Jamia Coordination Committee) & members of our Pinjda Tod (we) together started protest in difierent parts of Delhi.” … [Read more...] about Delhi riots: Police names Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav, Jayati Ghosh, Apoorvanand as co-conspirators
Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about UV air filters to holographic lift buttons, startups offer tech solutions to make offices Covid-safe