Zomato Delivery Partners Burn Shirts, Quit Jobs To Protest Chinese Investment In The Company

Zomato Delivery Partners Burn Shirts, Quit Jobs To Protest Chinese Investment In The Company

The situation in Ladakh has now spilled onto the world of Indian startups. Zomato delivery partners have protested in Kolkata by burning their red Zomato shirts after the border skirmish between Indian and Chinese soldiers. The delivery executives have decided to tender mass resignations opposing the Chinese investment in the company. The executives even called for a boycott of Zomato, and raised slogans like “Chinese agent Zomato leave India” while displaying the Indian flag. “Zomato has tied…

Quora Goes Remote-First, Most Employees Won’t Return To Office Even Post Corona

Quora Goes Remote-First, Most Employees Won’t Return To Office Even Post Corona

The list of companies that are going remote-first following the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow. Quora has announced that most of its employees won’t be returning to its office even when the coronavirus pandemic is over. “Most of our employees have opted not to return to the office post-covid, I will not work out of the office, our leadership teams will not be located in the office, and all policies will orient around remote work,”…

Amazon, Flipkart Agree To Display Country Of Origin On Products Sold Online In India: Reports

Amazon, Flipkart Agree To Display Country Of Origin On Products Sold Online In India: Reports

The Indian government is already begun cracking down on China after the recent border clash that left soldiers on both sides dead. Amazon and Flipkart have agreed to ask merchants to start prominently displaying “country of origin” for all goods sold online in India, Bloomberg reports. The commerce ministry’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade had summoned the online retailers to a videoconference meeting on Wednesday, giving them just a day’s notice. The move…

Unilever To Drop ‘Fair’ from Fair & Lovely In Light Of Criticism, But Will Continue Selling The Cream

Unilever To Drop ‘Fair’ from Fair & Lovely In Light Of Criticism, But Will Continue Selling The Cream

Global FMCG giant Unilever today announced that it will drop the word ‘fair’ from its bestselling “Fair & Lovely” brand of skin lightening creams. The move is purported towards the brand’s evolved commitment to a more inclusive idea of beauty. “We are fully committed to having a global portfolio of skin care brands that is inclusive and cares for all skin tones, celebrating greater diversity of beauty. We recognise that the use of the words…

People Share Best Stock Photos That Worst Describe Their Jobs In A Hilarious Twitter Trend

People Share Best Stock Photos That Worst Describe Their Jobs In A Hilarious Twitter Trend

Every once in a while people find ways to see humour in their otherwise grunt and tedious jobs.  Other times, people realise that stock photos can be meme goldmine. This Twitter trend marries the two.  People from across the world are sharing Stock Photos that worst describe their jobs. Fictional or otherwise. And the descriptions are hilarious!  Check out some of the best from the #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob trend.   1. This is why everyone loves going to…

Coronavirus Impact: Yatra Fires 400, Thomas Cook Lays Off 1000 Employees

Coronavirus Impact: Yatra Fires 400, Thomas Cook Lays Off 1000 Employees

Even though travel is slowly returning to normal after the coronavirus lockdown, layoffs at travel companies refuse to abate. Thomas Cook has laid off 1000 employees, while Yatra has laid off 400 employees amidst the coronavirus outbreak, ET has reported. Yatra has additionally put 600 of its employees on leave without pay. “We know of people who are not getting salaries in Yatra,” a person familiar with the developments said. “Companies realise that they may not…

Indians Are Taking To Stock Market Investing As Coronavirus Has Hit

Indians Are Taking To Stock Market Investing As Coronavirus Has Hit

  The coronavirus lockdown has hit most businesses hard — people aren’t visiting malls and theatres, they aren’t taking cabs, and they aren’t booking flights and trains. Businesses have suffered as a result — companies ranging from BookMyShow to Ola to MakeMyTrip have laid off employees, anticipating a prolonged period of lackluster demand. But even as most businesses are struggling during the pandemic, some others aren’t complaining.  With people cooped up at home, stock market…

Video Of Hundreds Of Parked Bounce Bikes Shows How Hard Mobility Companies Have Been Hit By The Coronavirus

Video Of Hundreds Of Parked Bounce Bikes Shows How Hard Mobility Companies Have Been Hit By The Coronavirus

It’s no secret that India’s startups and companies are struggling amidst the coronavirus pandemic, but sometimes it takes a single video to show how big the problem really is. A Twitter video has shown hundreds of Bounce bikes parked in a field, presumably near Bangalore. The 12-second video shows Bounce’s trademark yellow and red bikes parked next to each other as grass grows around them. The video appears to have been first shared on TikTok,…

Patanjali’s Ayurvedic Corona ‘Cure’ Under Govt’s Radar, CEO Says All Details About Its Efficacy Submitted

Patanjali’s Ayurvedic Corona ‘Cure’ Under Govt’s Radar, CEO Says All Details About Its Efficacy Submitted

Yesterday Patanjali Ayurved, the Indian Ayurvedic FMCG brand led by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, launched Coronil, an Ayurvedic preparation claiming to be a cure for Covid19. The product purported as a “first and foremost evidence-based Ayurvedic medicine for Covid-19” was launched with much fanfare and media blitzkrieg with a press conference headlined by Baba Ramdev himself and Patanjali CEO Acharya Balkrishna. “We’re very proud to announce the first evidence and research based Ayurvedic Covid19 medicine, …

Blow to Indians as Trump Suspends American H1-B, J1, L1 and H4 Visas Until Dec

Blow to Indians as Trump Suspends American H1-B, J1, L1 and H4 Visas Until Dec

The US administration under President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that suspends issuance of fresh H1B and other work visas until the end of the year. The order is part of an immigration policy overhaul that also seeks to put a temporary freeze on the lottery system that grants ‘Green Cards’ or citizenships to immigrants.  “We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of…

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