Before the most recent flight I took from JFK to my hometown, a 90-minute hop across the state of New York, I asked the flight attendant for a drink. “Do you need a double?” he asked, after seeing my likely nervous-looking face. A few minutes later he brought me a plastic cup filled with Johnny Walker wrapped in a napkin, free of charge. advertisement advertisement I have an irrational fear of flying that I usually manage with self-medication, an expensive and not always convenient remedy–gulping down shots at 8 a.m. isn’t exactly ideal. So when I heard of a new (free) app that promises “to relax anxious passengers” from Japan’s All Nippon Airways, it sounded like a healthier and more appealing way to handle my flying anxiety. But can an app really cure a deep, nonsensical phobia? Taking advantage of the recently relaxed FAA regulations on in-flight cell phone use, various airlines and third parties have developed apps catering to the … [Read more...] about Can An App Cure Your Fear Of Flying?
So you want a job in a creative field. Who better to ask for advice than the people who have reached the top echelons of their respective industries? advertisement advertisement A dozen leaders at a variety of agencies shared their best stories from the career trenches, and their advice pretty much boils down to this: If you really want the job, forget the standard resume-and-LinkedIn route and get, well, creative about it. “Invent or design something fucking remarkable,” says Pete Favat, chief creative officer of Deutsch, the ad agency that made this year’s Mophie Super Bowl ad. “It’s about getting out and inventing and doing something. Start making immediately,” added his colleague Winston Binch, chief digital officer at Deutsch. To one extent or another, everyone who participated echoed that sentiment: It’s about making good stuff. But then what? Below, we’ve compiled tips from top agency executives and recruiters for how to … [Read more...] about Crazy Ways Top Creative Pros Landed Their Dream Jobs
Less than a month after the Supreme Court's contentious verdict in the land dispute case. The 27th anniversary on Friday of the Babri Masjid's demolition in Ayodhya is likely to be a low key affair with both Hindu and Muslim religious leaders downplaying the occasion and tight security measures being in place.The 27th anniversary on Friday of the Babri Masjid's demolition in Ayodhya is likely to be a low key affair with both Hindu and Muslim religious leaders downplaying the occasion and tight security measures being in place.In the early hours of the day, life went on as normal in different parts of the city with school children and morning walkers taking to the streets and shops and businesses opening at their usual time.Close While right-wing Hindu organisations in the past 'celebrated' the day when a mob had pulled down the mosque on the disputed site in 1992, this year the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has decided against observing 'Shaurya Diwas'. related news … [Read more...] about Babri anniversary: Ayodhya remains calm; tight security measures in place
A remark by Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury that "Sita is being burnt" while plans are afoot to build a Ram temple created an uproar in the House on Friday, with union minister Smriti Irani hitting backat the opposition for politicising and communalising the issue.Raising the issue of setting afire of a rape survivor in Uttar Praesh's Unnao during Zero Hour, Chowdhury said while on the one hand plans are afoot to build a Ram temple (in Ayodhya), on the other hand Sita is being burnt.He said while there are talks to make Uttar Pradesh a Uttam Pradesh (best state), it is become "Adharm Pradesh" (broadly land of lawlessness).Close Intervening, Irani said it was unfortunate that incidents of rape and killing of women are being communalised and politicised. related news No mercy for rapists, says President Ram Nath Kovind MMTC importing onions to meet demand; shipment likely by January 20: MoS Consumer Affairs Govt implementing 'one nation, one ration card' … [Read more...] about Congress leader’s Sita remarks trigger uproar in Lok Sabha, Smriti Irani says Oppn communalising issue
The Bhushan Power & Steel insolvency saga seems to be getting stretched further, with the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLT) on December 6 listing the next hearing for December 12.The NCLAT bench has asked the Enforcement Directorate and the government to file an affidavit with their responses in a case that will have an impact on other insolvency cases too.The central issue is the petition by JSW Steel, which had emerged as the highest bidder for BPSL, seeking to give it immunity from investigations against former promoters of the stressed company.Close The ED had in October attached BPSL's assets, including land, building and machinery, worth more than Rs 4,000 crore, as part of investigations related to alleged diversion of funds. related news Shakti Pumps shares fall 3% after CARE revises credit rating Deloitte's Re 1 advisory fee for BPCL disinvestment irks peers The NCLAT, on the other hand, later asked the ED to release the assets. But this … [Read more...] about BPSL insolvency: NCLAT asks ED, Centre to file affidavits on JSW Steel immunity plea on Dec 12