As India-China border conflict escalates, blood of the soldiers turns the landscape red and the martyrs return home in a coffin draped with the Indian flag, the mind veers off to another war. A war fought 58 years ago. The ill-fated war of 1962. A theatre of war wherein the enemy was wily and the Indian soldiers heroic. While the soldiers braved the guns, poets wrote anthems of resistance and filmmakers drafted stories of courage on their writing desks. And even when the war was over, the battle and blood were not forgotten. The 1962 war was commemorated in words, films and songs. … [Read more...] about Lest we forget: Movies and music that keep the memories of 1962 India-China war heroes alive
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L'Oreal SA on June 9 rehired Munroe Bergdorf, a British Black transgender model it sacked in 2017 after she described all white people as racist. The French cosmetics company offered Bergdorf a seat on a newly formed UK diversity and inclusion advisory board, a role she accepted. … [Read more...] about What changes are companies making in response to George Floyd protests?
The emoji in question is titled “people feeding baby,” part of Unicode Emoji 13.0. According to Emojipedia, the Unicode guidelines suggest the baby appear swaddled “to avoid requiring the baby skin tone to match that of the adult.” Emojipedia currently lists its own version, which has a neutral rendering, as do those by Twitter, JoyPixels, and Google, which submitted the proposal. Facebook’s version, however, shows the baby’s head, with the skin tone matching that of the person holding it. … [Read more...] about Facebook’s proposed emoji illustrates yet another glaring blindspot on race
Mumbai-based speciality chemicals firm Rossari Biotech will launch its initial public offer on July 13 ending the nearly four-month dry streak for IPOs in the domestic markets. SBI Cards & Payment Services was the last company that got listed in the market in mid-March. … [Read more...] about Rossari Biotech’s Rs 500 crore IPO: Here are 10 key things to know