Last year to draw attention to the photographic capabilities of the then-new iPhone 6, Apple launched a new campaign that used shots taken–you guessed it–with an iPhone 6 on billboards and print ads around the world. That World Gallery campaign won the Outdoor Grand Prix at Cannes, and now the brand is launching the follow up. The new edition features 53 different images from 41 photographers across the globe and the ads will be featured in 85 cities in 26 countries. An Apple spokesperson said this year’s gallery takes a more human approach and focuses on people to create an exhibit that speaks to the beauty in everyday moments. Once again, the shots are from both pro photographers, as well as non-commissioned iPhone 6s images from everyday people. Sadly, chances are that shot of your feet on the beach didn’t make it. Check out a selection of photos from the campaign in the slide show above. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about Apple Launches New World Gallery Ad Campaign Of iPhone Photography
Subir RoyThe total silence maintained by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on the Supreme Court verdict allowing a temple to be built at the site of the demolished Babri masjid has come in for wide comment. In fact, her silence has turned out to be resounding.This is particularly so because she has been known to be a highly voluble and loud politician who is prone to occasionally making intemperate utterances. Restraint, not to speak of absolute silence, is the last thing that would normally be expected from her when a development of such great importance takes place.Close But the comments result from a lack of understanding of Banerjee’s total persona. She is often loud mouthed and sometimes unparliamentary in her utterances but that is not the whole of her. She is also an artist and occasionally writes poetry. related news BJP making India's best organisations hollow, selling them: Priyanka Gandhi Politics | The JNU protest illustrates the glaring … [Read more...] about Trinamool walks a tightrope in West Bengal
Hemmed in by Israel on one side and the Mediterranean on the other, the Gaza Strip is largely blocked off from the outside world. The 5-by-25 mile territory has little private enterprise and the idea of entrepreneurship is still strange to many. advertisement advertisement But, remarkably, Gaza still has a startup scene, much of it centered on Gaza Sky Geeks, an accelerator founded by the charity Mercy Corps and funded originally by Google. Since 2011, Sky Geeks has inspired dozens of young people to start their own businesses, some of which now have funding of their own. The initiative is a bright spot amid continuing conflict and lousy infrastructure. “For me, the feeling that it brings is that you can reach for sky,” says director Iliana Montauk. “It brings that feeling of hope and opportunity in a place that’s pretty constrained. Gazans can’t leave Gaza, so the Internet and social media are some of the only ways our entrepreneurs can get … [Read more...] about Help Fund Gaza’s Only Startup Accelerator
Ahead of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's plan to push for the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) during the Winter Session of Parliament, volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have fanned out across the Northeast to explain the nuances of the bill.According to a report by The Economic Times, the RSS is keen on passage of the Bill since the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was not according to its expectations."We know there will be protest and opposition to the bill but we will reach out to the people and explain that it will not affect the demographic profile of Assam," a senior RSS leader told the newspaper.Close The Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and Christians from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, has been the main bone of contention between the BJP and its allies in the Northeast. related news NRC process to be carried out in entire country: Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha … [Read more...] about RSS volunteers reach out to people across Northeast, explain nuances of Citizenship Amendment Bill: Report
As the holiday season commences, it’s a time when people begin to think about their giving. And give they will: Giving Tuesday, conceived as an antidote to the consumerism of Black Friday, helped generate $380 million in one day in 2018 (and more than a billion dollars in total giving). This year’s installment, on December 3, will likely beat that number. The intense political atmosphere has also created a rise in giving, as people feel pushed to support causes they feel are under threat. And the rise of crowdfunding platforms means that a more personal form of philanthropy—helping someone with medical bills or an unexpected expense—is just a click away. advertisement advertisement In this moment of philanthropic thinking, we’re trying to ask a few deeper questions about the ecosystem that has been built around the act of giving. What does it mean when philanthropy is just stopping harm, but not actually solving problems? Has corporate … [Read more...] about As the giving season begins, where is philanthropy headed?