I wish there were more moments like these and fewer attempts at absurdist humor, like the bizarre plot in which Ramy and an Emirati donor to a Sufi Center drink adult film actress Mia Khalifa’s (the personification of Ramy’s porn addiction) breast milk in an attempt to conquer their sexual urges. These moments are all the more glaring when compared to the episodes that focus on Ramy’s family members. During these instances of more stark realism and sincerity, Ramy opens up to explore aspects of a specific community that go beyond the title character’s selfishness. … [Read more...] about Hulu’s ‘Ramy’ is back—with even more provocative questions for the Muslim-American diaspora
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"According to executives, Sikka's product mindset did not work for the company and eventually led to his departure. Then came Parekh’s appointment at a time the company was looking for an executive who would bring in stability," said Pareekh Jain, founder, Pareekh Consulting. … [Read more...] about Wipro’s new CEO: Can foreign executives succeed in Indian IT firms?
Trump signed an executive order Thursday that could take away social media companies’ current exemption from civil suits stemming from harmful content posted to the platforms by users. That exemption is part of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which was written back in 1996 by Congressmen Ron Wyden of Oregon and Chris Cox of California and has been called the “internet’s First Amendment.” … [Read more...] about Trump’s new executive order is a ‘mugging of the First Amendment,’ says Sen. Wyden
But today, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the city would start reopening in early June. It is the last part of New York State to begin this process. The decision comes after only 5% of the city’s residents tested positive for the virus, the lowest daily number recorded yet. … [Read more...] about Transit plan to send New Yorkers back to work: ‘Improvise’
Now they’re launching a new Respond2Racism campaign that includes a Twitter bot that automatically responds to racist Twitter trolls. The First Responder Twitter Bot responds to COVID-19-inspired racist tweets with videos that aim both to educate the perpetrators and uplift Asian front-line workers. It also responds to those tweeting in support of Asians, with tips on how to be first responders to racism when you witness it in person. … [Read more...] about This new Twitter bot has Asian front-line workers responding directly to COVID-19 racism