Company makes staff crawl on street as punishment in China, video is viral

A company’s bizarre punishment for employees who couldn’t meet the targets set out for them has left many on the Internet in shock. Videos circulating online show employees of the company being forced to crawl on a busy street as punishment for not achieving their year-end targets. The clips have gone viral and collected a ton a reactions from netizens. The incident took place in Zaozhuang, China’s Shandong Province on January 14. The video shows women, who reportedly work for a company that sells beauty products, crawling down a busy…

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The best gadgets of 2018

It’s back. The expected and mandatory round up of the best gadgets of the year. 2018 turned out to be excellent for breakthrough products. Over the next two columns, I’m going to take you through the best of 2018. Let the ‘best of’ games begin. Apple Watch Series 4 Three letters. ECG. Yes, a wrist device that can give you medical grade ECG anywhere and at any time. The Apple Watch Series 4 has other great innovations like a bigger screen, an eSIM built in, great call quality, better battery…

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74-year-old Sikh model features on billboards at Times Square

A 74-year-old Sikh model, Pritam Singh, has made it to the massive billboards at Times Square in New York, making his community and Indians proud all over the world. He can be seen endorsing Dollar Shave Club, a California-based company that deals in the men’s grooming products, reported American Bazaar Online. Pritam, who lives in Northridge, California, appears in the company’s new commercial for beard oil and according to the reports, the company chose a Sikh over any other person to show the diversity in the country. “Beard oil because…

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Worst price slump in 18 years shows scale of farm crisis

This financial year, 2018-19 could end up being the worst year for farm incomes in almost two decades, government data indicates in a revelation that emphasises the gravity of the ongoing agrarian crisis and highlights a possible fault line for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. According to Wholesale Price Index (WPI) data for the month of December released on Monday by the ministry of commerce and industry, the WPI sub-component for primary food articles has been negative for six…

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The healing power of honey

“The bees are buzzing in the tree, to make some honey just for me!” That’s Baloo from The Jungle Book, singing about the substance that humans love as much as bears. Honey is a sweet tasting gel-like substance that is fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free, but rich in calcium, iron, and magnesium. According to Ayurveda, honey is sweet (madhura rasa) with an astringent-like end taste (aashaya anu rasa). It is dry (ruksha), heavy (guru guna), and cold (sheeta). It aggravates vata, removes kapha and normalises pitta. Useful preparations Honey with lemon…

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Samsung files new patent application for 3D displays for smartphones, tablets

Samsung has filed a new patent application at the US Patent and Trademark Office for 3D displays that users may connect to their smartphones and tablets, media reported. These displays could exist as TV sets or monitors and show content varying from photographs and videos to 3D games. The illustrations included with the patent also show that users may forward the information presented on their smartphones to the 3D screens. “For example, if the user is on a call, the screen can show the person that they are currently speaking…

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Amazon India, Flipkart Republic Day sales: Top offers, discounts on smartphones, other devices

Republic Day sales on Amazon India and Flipkart are now alive and will continue for up to five days. Both e-commerce platforms are offering discounts on products across different categories. Flipkart’s Republic Day sale will continue for three days till January 22. On Amazon India, buyers can shop for five days till January 25. Both Amazon India and Flipkart are offering products at competitive prices with discounts and other deals. We take a look at the top deals and offers for smartphones, laptops and more on Flipkart and Amazon India.…

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Microsoft launches e-commerce portal for Telangana’s handloom weavers

In a bid to empower handloom weavers in Telangana, Microsoft India on Saturday announced the launch of a new e-commerce portal that will help the weavers optimise operations and engage better with customers. The “re-weave.in” will host signature collections created by the weaver communities, and showcase traditional designs and products created from natural dyes. “With the introduction of our new e-commerce platform, digital empowerment centres and the new design curriculum, the weavers will be able to build on the rich handloom heritage of India and also reach out to a…

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