At such a time, there is also a widespread debate on how the economies of various countries, including India’s, will recover. However, given the way India has surprised the world with its unity and resolve in the fight against Coronavirus, there is a firm belief that we will also set an example in economic revival. In the economic domain, through their strength, 130 crore Indians can not only surprise the world but also inspire it. … [Read more...] about Modi 2.0: PM Narendra Modi pens letter on first anniversary of second term. Read full text
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The Sur La Table painting was commissioned by Downtown Santa Monica Inc., after its chief executive, Kathleen Rawson, disheartened by the closed businesses in her district, contacted Evan Meyer, chief executive of Beautify and a street artist himself. “Can we do something that can give people some hope?” she asked him. Rawson pulled together a small budget for several “COVID-19 response murals,” as she called them, on the city’s newest canvases. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Murals send a message of hope in grim times
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’
Titled “Conspiracy Inc.,” it parodied the unfounded claims that have exploded about the pandemic, which has killed nearly a quarter-million people in 177 countries. He depicted men and women promoting claims that pharmaceutical firms invented the virus, and American soldiers spread it in China, and that the Chinese government wants to use it to depopulate and conquer Africa. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Tanzanian cartoonist uses medium to keep up fight against misinformation
What could be different about Twitter’s design intervention? Take the flag Twitter used on that Trump ballot tweet: “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” This is one line of text, six words with an exclamation point icon in front that don’t go so far as to actually say “the above message is demonstrably false.” The message is actually hard to notice because the text is rendered in a substantially smaller font size than the tweet itself. It’s the visual equivalent of Trump shouting at a teleprompter, and an intern in the back of the room whispering, “sir, that message may need a correction.” … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.