Investment bank UBS is advising its clients to gain early exposure to India, which it sees as "potentially the world ''s next growth engine."In its report titled 'Is India the next China', UBS has said that India is the only country with the scale to match China, but it will not be the next China, and needs to be understood on its terms.
Some feel there is the need for more authentic queer characters. Some feel the community needs to own the narrative of their stories. Some feel Bollywood needs to apologise for using the community as a "comical relief" for long a stereotype which they "battle till today". "If you really think of mainstream cinema, things have not really changed. I do not identify with the characters that are there in the recent films depicting LGBTQI issues. I contradict the characters. There should be a normal way of looking at people in the community," filmmaker Onir told IANS.
Former Fortune Deputy Editor Aveek Datta has joined Bandhan Bank as Deputy Vice President Public Relations.Apart from driving the bank ''s communications and public relations efforts, Datta will be working on building brand reputation via media relations (with a special focus on financial media), assisting investor relations with its communications needs, aiding thought leadership and creating strategic messaging frameworks. He will also be seen advising the senior management on communications strategy and media opportunities.
Recently, Apple had also announced a plan to get rid of car keys and, now, the company is planning on getting rid of the need for passports and other forms of physical identification. The iPhone has already replaced the needs for notepads, cameras, pens and a lot more. So it doesn ''t come as a surprise when the company says it wants to take your IDs to the digital realms.
Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft all shared papers at the conference and others too, I;m sure but I;m sticking to the big hitters for this column. (If you;re interested in the papers deemed most meritorious by attendees and judges, the nominees and awards are listed here.)Redmond has the most interesting papers this year, in my opinion, because they cover several nonobvious real life needs.
'Covid positive', says the report, a verdict more piercing than the stinging nasal swab. Having self isolated since the first signs of fever four days earlier, I read and re read the report, hoping for a different result. Despite the unremitting use of masks, hand sanitizers and sprays, I've been blindsided by a shrewd and unsparing opponent. I slowly absorb the weight of the report and steel myself for the road ahead. I inform my family and senior colleagues, sorry for the anxiety it will cause them."Can I tell a friend?" asks my 15 year old daughter on a video call later that evening. "Of course," I say, adding that we will go about this in an open and informed manner. Discreetly but anxiously, she scans my face and asks why my eyes are puffy. I tell her that the fever is to blame for my swollen eyes, though in reality it was the thought of my physical separation from her that had driven me to tears earlier in the day. I can see her bravely holding up and my heart aches at not being able to hug her when she needs reassurance and comfort. We're both hurting, both trying to put up a brave face.
Recently, rapper Elijah Daniel, took to Twitter. Both new and old allegations against Singer took the spotlight again. Daniel said, BRYAN SINGER IS STILL OPERATING A SEX RING, AND HAS BEEN FOR TWO DECADES. EXPOS THREAD ON HOW HE IS STILL CONTINUING IT AFTER BEING CAUGHT, NOW USING YOUNG INFLUENCERS. At the end of the thread, Daniel linked to a Change.org petition, which asks the FBI to give the due weight and credence into the investigation against Singer and the many allegations surrounding him.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput''s death has triggered the nepotism debate, and now actor Saif Ali Khan who plays a cameo in Sushant''s last film Dil Bechara, is being trolled for his statement on nepotism.Speaking to The New Indian Express recently, Saif had said that he, too, is a victim of nepotism. There is inequality in India that needs to be explored. Nepotism, favoritism and camps are different subjects. Even I have been a victim of nepotism, but nobody speaks of that, he said.
After the untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, we saw netizens raising the topic of nepotism on social media and criticising and Salman Khan, Karan Johar and star kids for making the late actor left out from the industry. Post that, we saw many celebs sharing their opinion on nepotism and how it affected them. The Chhote Nawab of Bollywood, who is the son veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and father of new gen actress Sara Ali Khan has opined about this trending topic and told The New Indian Express that even he has been a victim of nepotism. There is inequality in India that needs to be explored.Nepotism, favouritism and camps are different subjects. Even I have been a victim of nepotism but nobody speaks of that," said the Tanhaji actor. Also Read 23 Bollywood actors who took a leap beyond the silver screen and ventured into the digital space
According to the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach report by the Ponemon Institute, small businesses face disproportionately larger costs relative to larger organizations when it comes to breaches.;Typically, one of the most valuable assets for any sized company is their data, and data theft or destruction is probably the most frequent result of cyber attacks on small and medium businesses (SMB). SMBs can be very profitable targets for bad actors, because they have fewer resources and little in house expertise to plan, implement and execute a cybersecurity incident response plan. Business drivers and modernization needs make it an even trickier balancing act with the new norm of working from home.
He is one of the Indian hard line leaders who are in denial mode about the ground realities of Kashmir and claim it as India s integral part. He is on record to have repeatedly said that if ever talks with Pakistan were held on Kashmir they would be in regard to the area of Kashmir under Pakistan s control.His statement, rightly and strongly rejected by Pakistan, is nothing but the dream of a lunatic who believes in the illusions he is obsessed with. First of all he needs to be reminded that the very basis on which India started claiming Kashmir as its integral part was challenged and rejected by the UN back in the 1950s through its resolutions 91 and 122, unequivocally reiterating that the question of accession of Kashmir could not be settled by any means other than a plebiscite held under the auspices of the UN. India has also accepted Kashmir as a disputed territory in the Simla Agreement and Lahore Declaration as well.
Panelists at the conference included Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings, Rep. Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha, D Wilmington North, and Kerri Evelyn Harris, community organizer. Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, the panel focused on criminal justice reform, particularly in Sussex County. Jennings noted that there have already been criminal code reforms since 2019. They include a rewrite of the drug code, and expungement of arrest and conviction records. However, she said there is much more that needs to be done.
To the question on whether the government had taken into consideration the fallout and consequences of flexing muscle with China, the official said that the government believes that if it starts thinking of the consequences, it would not be able to move forward.Explaining the rationale behind the thinking of the government the official said that the Chinese response after the violent faceoff in the Galwan valley does not inspire confidence that China wants to lower the tensions at the border. He also said that the rhetoric laced statements issued from Beijing are also not helping the matters.Having killed 20 of our soldiers, the statements of the Chinese asking India to hold its soldiers accountable and responsible clearly betrays the intention of the Chinese, the official said. Their only response has been to fault India and its soldiers for the situation on the border, he added.Howver, asked to comment on the "no invasion " remark made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the all party meet, the official refused to answer the question head on and said that the remark made by PM must be read in conjunction with the official statements made before and after by the government on the issue.Another top official who has been advising the government on the trade front with China told IE that despite China playing a crucial role in the supply chains for our industries and other positives of doing trade with the neighbouring country, India ''s development story cannot be solely dependent on China with whom the relations have reached high level of trust deficit. He also said that there is a strong national mood against making a compromise with China on the matter. However, the government is cautious against taking any reflexive move that might hurt India ''s economic interests directly.Summing up the situation at the border, the official said that no country can win a war in the 21st century and India needs to leverage the potential of its international alliances. China wants to create an environment of fear and establish itself as a superpower but there will be a firm pushback against it, he added.
One of the very best aspects of the Audi e tron SUV is its interior. Considering the fact that Audi claims the e tron to be a luxury Audi first and an electric car second (electric has gone Audi, says the tagline), it needs to have a truly luxurious interior and it does. It ''s also one that ''s been recognized by Wards Auto as one of the "Wards 10 Best Interior " winners.
NEW DELHI: India is seeking the extradition of a top Pakistan militant suspected to have planned the 2008 Mumbai attacks after the United States said last week he was living freely in Pakistan, government officials said on Sunday. India and the United States have both indicted Sajid Mir of the Pakistan based Lashkar e Taiba group for the three day attacks on hotels, a train station and a Jewish center in which 166 people were killed including six Americans. While Pakistan took action against the Lashkar founder Hafiz Saeed last year, it continued to provide safe harbor to other top militant leaders, the US State Department s 2019 country report on terrorism said. One of them was Sajid, the project manager of the Mumbai attack, believed to remain free in Pakistan, the US report said. An Indian official said the government has repeatedly asked Pakistan to hand over Sajid who is charged with serving as chief planner of the attacks, directing preparations and reconnaissance and was also named as one of the Pakistan based controllers during the attacks. We have asked before, and are demanding again, he needs to be handed over, the official dealing with regional security issues said. Pakistan s foreign office did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Pakistan has repeatedly rejected US allegations that it is a safe haven for militants and said it has prosecuted the leadership of several proscribed groups. Another Indian official said the lack of action against Sajid was in conflict with Pakistan s assurances to international organizations including the Financial Action Task Force, the global watchdog on terrorism financing. Pakistan is trying to get off the FATF grey list of offending nations. The FBI has posted a reward of $5 million for information leading to the capture of Sajid who is also wanted for a 2008 2009 plot against Denmark s Jyllands Posten newspaper to avenge its publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that enraged many Muslims. LONDON: Police in the UK are investigating whether the head of a campaign group broke terrorism laws when he gave a speech praising Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
China s recent incursions in Pangong Tso and Galwan valley have proved the futility of engaging or appeasing China, making it amply clear that as long as CCP continues to exist, China will be revanchist, expansionist and India s adversary number one. That said, it would be irrational for India to trust China in the future. Keeping borders vague helps China in bogging down India as a continental power. Further, China needs roads in the border regions of the western sector to link them with BRI, Xi s flagship foreign policy initiative. India s infrastructure development in the border regions acts as a significant hindrance.Under Mao s reincarnate Xi Jinping, CCP has long term imperial ambitions of world domination. Hence, in the future, China s expansionist encroachments are highly likely to escalate in number, frequency, and magnitude, unless India abandons Dalai Lama, accepts a completely subordinate status, and acts accordingly, willingly surrenders Arunachal, Ladakh, and whatever new claims of sovereignty that will float from Beijing, as per their strategic interests. After all, a sub continental power in its backyard must accept its subordinate status and do as what they say yes, that is what the CCP thinks. However, China wants all that without a full blown war, which it fears. There lies the weakness, intended to be compensated by creating smokescreens of aggression and threats of war. Also, because, in China s understanding of India, the latter s political leadership is likely to display nervousness in the face of an aggressive force posture, maybe because of some fundamental problem with India s strategic sub conscious, China creates smokescreens of an impending war. Delhi must understand it is psychological and pay back in the same coin, i.e., by shaping China s perceptions making China believe that India is no more a good boy and willing to confront in a full fledged war with international support. An assertive force posture, if not aggressive, if it s too much to swallow for Delhi, on the diplomatic, military and economic front, avoiding escalation, is the road that India will have to tread on.
By Christie Robinson, CONTRIBUTOR A popular young African American Youtuber from San Leandro recalls the time she almost had a breakdown due to the overwhelmingly disturbing comments people would leave under her videos. The bullying started in middle school and people bullied me on just about everything especially about my looks, kids can be really cruel you know, says Sade Amari. Since 2013, Amari has been making Youtube videos and has experienced different levels of cyberbullying, and discrimination that she says has led to depression at one point. Amari s social media presence has gained over 267,000 subscribers on youtube and due to Amari being famous in the social media world makes her more vulnerable to people cyber attacking her. I get a lot of comments like are you sick You need to eat And that ''s because I am really skinny. says Amari. Not only has she had to alter her personal lifestyle due to fans, but she has to deal with verbal abuse online and sometimes in person. Why do Black Women have to be sexy all the time while girls from other races can dress regularly and not be sexualized? Say, Amari. Preteen and older adolescent Black girls experience high numbers of bullying, over sexualization, and the promotion considering Black girls and women as masculine in the media. Granted, the majority of women of color which includes Latino, Asian, and many other groups of women that identify as a woman of color still experience bullying due to the background of certain cultures and stereotypes. The common bullying is usually at school and children have to resolve it through school officials and in some cases some kids have to deal with the torture of being picked on. In 2020, technology has created identities, friendships, and revenue for many women in the world but it also has come with the brutal truth of Cyberbullying and how women of color tend to be the target of internet bullying. According to the Pew Research center, online harassment is regularly directed towards those with visible accessible characteristics, such as gender, race ethnic background. The study shows that online harassment stems contribute from historically subjected discrimination which is why Black Women tend to get harassed sexually, emotionally and in some cases, it can become physical. On the other hand, studies including African American girls who are raised in working class families show 51 different experiences with aggression as a byproduct of their upbringing. African American girls are more likely to experience and commit more masculinized acts of aggression as a condition of their family upbringing and ideas of femininity reinforced in African American households. Black, Asian, and Latino women are the highest group to receive online cyber aggression, but African American girls have the highest number of women that receive online harassment says Dr. Casey Quirarte. An educator, community advocate #038; curriculum specialist has the first hand experience with young and preteen African American girls. In her research, she discovered the differences between African American girls and European girls in how they are raised. African American girls experience relational aggression and African American families tend to raise their female children with more gender neutral values. The fact that African American women can be considered masculine results in society thinking African American women are not beautiful. The media doesn t have the best representation of Black Women and the one that comes to mind as a representation for Black Women is Michelle Obama. Even with Michelle Obama and all the positive things she has done for America and the internet would call her unattractive, masculine, and virtually attack her simply because she is a woman of color and women of color are supposed to not be associated with success. Social platforms make it accessible and vulnerable in which women tend to get bullied and harassed more. The internet doesn t flag online aggression towards women as a target of reinforcing feminine norms and stereotypes that are attached to women of color. According to a study by Gender and The Media: Women ''s Places, They discovered that on Twitter, over 25% of cyber aggression on twitter was towards Black women while only 3% was towards white women. The famous word bitch was referred to like Black women and identifies it as all women of color. Not only do all women of color experience some level of cyber aggression but it affects their personal life as well, especially if you are popular on Instagram and or Twitter, Youtube, etc. Someone made a fake account and tried to ruin my relationship with my boyfriend and my parents, took screenshots of me on vacation, and sent them to my mother. She was furious. Online bullying can go towards the lengths of strangers investing in someone ''s life and sabotaging their image out of greed and jealousy. Online users illustrate social media users ' lives and characterize the nature of cyberbullying within the online population. In some cases, it can be hard to identify the problem because of the misrepresentation of the definition in society. Forms of bullying, in general, may limit the approach to how people view cyberbullying. Many women, especially women of color, are constantly harassed online and deal with it so much to the point that it is actually normal to them. Bullying and cyberbullying are completely different towards every race class of people and society needs to understand that they are being virtually attacked even if someone hacks your profile it s still considered a violation. In comparison, it s like a young child being a victim of sexual assault and that child doesn t realize it until he she older. There are different elements to bullying and sometimes it takes going through the motions to diagnose the problem. Women of color have been victims of cyber aggression or people participating in degrading individuals online.
There is clairvoyance in Indo Pak relations about Pakistan s anti India agenda that is difficult to obfuscate. Its support to anti India activities is well documented and well recognised. The latest in a series of such hostile actions are bizarre accusations of False Flag operations against itself that merits attention. The reasons given for India to launch false flag operations are equally bizarre and keep changing every time it makes the bogey of false flag.The first reference to false flag operations by India against Pakistan was made by its Prime Minister Imran Khan in a Twitter post on 23 August 2019 when he attributed the reasons for his fear as Indian accusations for some terrorists from Afghanistan having entered J amp;K for terrorist activities. He also claimed that the operation would be launched to divert international attention from Indian actions in J amp;K.Thereafter the accusations of false flag operations became too frequent and reached its nadir during from May 2020 beginning again with a Twitter message again by its Prime Minister on 06 May 2020 which stated as follows "I have been warning the world about India ''s continuing efforts to find a pretext for a false flag operation targeting Pakistan. Latest baseless allegations by India of infiltration across LoC is a continuation of this dangerous agenda. This time the reasons for false flag had changed; terrorists from Afghan to infiltration across LoC.False flag operations by India seems to be the pet theme of Pakistani establishment to imply that India would resort to false flag actions every time there has been a terrorist related incident to accuse Pakistan to send across a message to internal and external audiences.From making such calls once or twice a year earlier, Pakistani establishment from Prime Minister to Foreign Minister, Railway minister and Inter Services Public Relation spokesman have made several calls of an impending false flag operation by India.In the latest message of false flag attack by India it ''s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated on 24 June that "India ''s mood is clear as it wants to divert attention from its border dispute with China to Pakistan, ", adding that India was finding excuses to launch a false flag operation against Pakistan. Incidentally the statement was made in the aftermath of India s decision to cut diplomatic strength from in one another s countries by half.As is amply clear the reasons for false flag threat keep changing and are reflective of a confused and regressive mind set aimed at appropriating insinuations to India without any basis of facts.Pakistan leadership s false flag syndrome is an outcome of uncertainty and fear psychosis emanating from lack of confidence in their own capabilities to govern. It is also an outcome of the baggage of the past, having nurtured and supported non state actors as part of state policyThe concept of the false flag comes under the domain of conspiracy theory wherein an operation conducted by one party or government is made to appear as though it were sponsored by another party or government.False flag operations have been a part of statecraft since ancient times. But times have changed and no country, especially a democratic one, with an ever alert fourth estate will resort to such an agenda. Although authoritarian and monotheistic states have never shied away from such operations if it furthers their interests. Without naming any state we have witnessed plenty of false flag operations in the recent past.Pakistan itself has been a practitioner of false flag operations since long. Due to a long history of having nurtured state (read Pakistan Army) controlled proxies it has conducted and continues to conduct false flag operations with impunity in its own, restive areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Its earlier such operations in Sind against MQM and East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, are well known and documented.Pakistan s desperation has been growing since 2019 when India laid out clear red lines and demonstrated its will to execute its policy statements with actions like trans border surgical strikes and airstrikes like at Balakote. The Pakistan Deep State and chiefly its Army has been at their wits end trying to come up with an effective counter to pursue their policy of "bleeding India with a 1000 cuts ".Today Pakistan stands discredited in world fora due to pursuing an unstable anti terrorism narrative. It continues to actively provide support and safe sanctuaries to terrorist outfits heavens such as Haqqani network and its affiliates having direct linkages with Al Qaeda. On the other hand, it portrays itself as a victim of terrorism, little realising that these are an outcome of its own devious outlook and game plan has gone horribly wrong. International opinion is against Pakistan and even its most trusted friend, China has not been able to get it off from the FATF grey list due to its continued support to terrorist funding.No country takes Pakistan seriously when it tries to project itself as a victim of terrorism. Similarly, it is unlikely it will be taken seriously when it tries to portray itself as a victim of false flag operations. Pakistan is desperate and it reflects in its statements and actions of peddling half truths and lies. Never the less India needs to sit up and take notice of a false and malicious agenda being pushed by Pakistan against India and its entities.(The author is an Indian Army Veteran. Views expressed are personal.)
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Friday suggested a five point PEACE action plan for the industrial development of the country at a time when border tensions with China are at its peak and demand for boycotting Chinese goods are escalating.As per reports, FICCI president Sangita Reddy, in a letter to Members on India China stand off and Industry Action Plan, said that India needs to follow the organization s action plan for domestic industrial development.
Genetec is encouraged by this news but we remind ourselves that the true measure of success is not to be found in market share divs but whether or not our partners and customers feel like we have delivered against the service levels and outcomes they expect, states Pierre Racz, President, Genetec Inc. Our independence and single mindedness have helped us earn the trust of the market, and our investment in research and development have helped us deliver products at the cutting edge of client needs. Racz continues, We have a broader obligation to our communities and society. As such we have been outspoken about privacy and cyber security. We strongly believe that security and privacy can coexist and deliver greater benefits together than in isolation. We also believe that this is what fuels our continued success with organisations that share these values. We will continue to work hard to earn their trust.