First, it often takes some doing for a brand to enter a state by getting past the hurdle of its excise tax bureaucracy. But having got in, there have to be minimum sales volumes to justify remaining there. The unfortunate reality is that most Indians drink simply to get a kick. When someone wants to go up the social ladder after having made a bit of a pile, he goes in for labels such as Scotch without having a sense of the flavour that goes with the name. In the process, affordable Indian brands, whose appeal is in their flavour, tend to fall by the wayside. … [Read more...] about Who moved my single malt?
Soul searching why psychotherapy must promote moral responsibility
One person posted, "The problem with Deepika Padukone endorsing a makeup challenge on Chhapak is that she treated it as one of her 'looks' and dismissed the entire trauma behind it. She proved that it was merely makeup for her & she clearly doesn't understand the depth of what survivors go through. (sic)" Another person said the video was a "big mistake" on the actor's part. "Supporting students was a mistake or not, I don't know... but this TikTok video is a big mistake on Deepika's part. #Chaapak isn't just about a look of Malti..." read the post. … [Read more...] about Deepika Padukone attacked for turning her Chhapaak ‘look’ into TikTok challenge
Mumbai: Actor Deepika Padukone is at the centre of a social media storm after she was slammed for a TikTok video, where she challenges an influencer to recreate her acid attack survivor 'look' from her latest film Chhapaak. The TikTok challenge thrown by the 34-year-old actor was called "insensitive", "crass" and the "worst kind of a promotion". In a 39-second video that went viral on social media on Saturday, Deepika is seen asking make-up artiste Faby to recreate her "three favourite looks" from her films. Om Shanti Om and 2015's Piku. However, her attempt at recreating the actor's 'look' from Chhapaak, in which Deepika plays Malti, an acid attack survivor, was criticised on social media. Untitled Carousel BJP Minister Babul Supriyo says he is big admirer of Deepika Padukone, slams trolls for making derogatory remarks against actorAddressing reporters, the BJP leader also slammed the trolls for making derogatory remarks against the actor over her visit. … [Read more...] about Deepika Padukone asks TikTok influencer to recreate Chhapaak ‘look’, draws social media ire
Air India had suspended Gupta last year over the sexual harassment allegations, telling him that “pending (an) enquiry... during the period of suspension, you (Gupta) will not enter the premises of Air India Limited without written permission“. … [Read more...] about Air India reinstates senior pilot found guilty of sexual harassment
RAIPUR: The outlawed CPI (Maoist) has blamed Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and state Health Minister Amar Agrawal for the deaths of 13 women during a recent sterilisation drive and sought their resignation. The Maoists dropped pamphlets and put up banners in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district protesting against the sterilisation tragedy. "The pamphlets and posters were recovered from a road near Kumharras village under Dantewada police station limits last evening," Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI. In the pamphlets, the West Bastar Division Committee of the banned outfit has alleged that the Chief Minister and the Health Minister were responsible for the deaths of the poor women during the sterilisation camps in Bilaspur district. "They have lost the moral ground to continue in their positions," it said. The Chhattisgarh government has constituted a probe panel under a retired judge to investigate the botched surgeries that have … [Read more...] about Botched surgeries: Maoists seek Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s resignation