Pre-pandemic, less than 20% of Americans spent time outdoors more than once a week, according to the Outdoor Industry Association. Since then, adult bike sales have risen 121% nationally; in Vermont, sales of fishing licenses have gone up 50%. In a recent McKinsey survey on how behaviors are changing because of COVID-19, 18% say they are spending more time outdoors, where transmission rates of the virus are believed to be lower. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | The new escapism: isolationist travel
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Threads is primarily useful for sending and receiving photos and videos apart from having conversations, similar to Snapchat. Threads app has features akin to Snapchat such as sending temporary snaps that last for a few seconds. However, the new app by Instagram adds a new element called Auto Status. When enabled, the app would access the smartphone’s location, time, battery and network and create an automated status based on the context. … [Read more...] about New Instagram feature to bring voice notes on Threads app
The chef was asked at the BBC interview: "You have been famous now. You have cooked for Obamas, you have been on Gordon Ramsay’s show. But, you were not always like this. You are not from a rich family; so, I dare say you understand how precarious it can be in India." … [Read more...] about Sense of hunger came from New York, not India: Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna’s sassy comeback wins the internet
Citing his experience as a British man, he says the Buckingham Palace is a place where people were executed for centuries, and is now filled with stolen jewels like the Kohinoor, a 105-carat diamond believed to be stolen from India during the British reign. … [Read more...] about Britain took Kohinoor from India: John Oliver in new episode of Last Week Tonight
"He has played a critical role in supporting the growth trajectory of the bank. He has led the finance function and played a pivotal role in aligning the organisation in achieving the strategic objectives over the years," the bank's website said. … [Read more...] about Who is Sashidhar Jagdishan, the new CEO of HDFC Bank?