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…

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…

A Suspended Air Asia Pilot Reveals HR and Safety Lapses In The Airline, Sparks Off #BoycottAirAsia Trend

A Suspended Air Asia Pilot Reveals HR and Safety Lapses In The Airline, Sparks Off #BoycottAirAsia Trend

A pilot employed with Air Asia airlines was allegedly suspended after he took up many issues with the airlines’ over its HR policies, and ensuing safety lapses. The pilot, Gaurav Taneja, an Ex-Indigo airlines pilot, also a popular YouTuber has shared a few revelatory details about the company where he worked as a captain until he was suspended recently. Taneja’s suspension sparked off a #BoycottAirAsia trend floated by his following on Monday on Twitter with…

Parle-G Records Highest Ever Sales During The Covid19 Lockdown, Trends On Twitter

Parle-G Records Highest Ever Sales During The Covid19 Lockdown, Trends On Twitter

Dunking a Parle-G in a cup of tea, and delicately extricating it from the tea without letting it sink to the bottom may be a required skill in India, but the biscuit has only come out on tops.  The 82-year old brand says it recorded its highest ever sales of all time during the last two months – an impressive feat considering how most other businesses have suffered with sales plummeting through the lockdown.  And…

Jeff Bezos Defends Amazon’s Anti-Racism Stand, Takes Down Trolls In A Surprisingly Public Way

Jeff Bezos Defends Amazon’s Anti-Racism Stand, Takes Down Trolls In A Surprisingly Public Way

It’s not everyday you see the richest man in the world replying to an email troll, leave alone make it public. But Jeff Bezos is here to set the record straight. In a way that’s arguably uncharacteristic of the Amazon head, he made public an incriminating email sent to him by an individual along with his own response to it.  The bone of contention is Amazon’s very public support to the Black Lives Matter movement…

American Companies Take An Anti-Racism Stand En Masse Amid Countrywide Riots And Protests In The US

American Companies Take An Anti-Racism Stand En Masse Amid Countrywide Riots And Protests In The US

As the USA flares up in nationwide protests and riots in response to the death of George Lloyd last week at the hands of a white police officer in an alleged act of racism, American companies are making their stand clear online.

As individuals across social media stage virtual protests, walkouts, and change their profile images to all black in an event being called the “BlackTuesday”, corporate America too is doing its bit. In an unprecedented show of solidarity with the Black community against a case of systemic racism in the country, brands across sizes and industries have been taking a stand against racism and showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement across their social media and other communication channels.

Facebook, Twitter And Google Slam Trump Order That Seeks To Prevent Them From Restricting RW Voices

Facebook, Twitter And Google Slam Trump Order That Seeks To Prevent Them From Restricting RW Voices

In a first of such moves by a politician, the US president Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that decrees a number of changes in how major social media platforms – mainly Twitter, Facebook and Youtube police and restrict certain content posted on their platforms.

The official order that was shared by Trump himself on Twitter seeks to hold tech companies responsible for being publishers, and limit their role in censoring content – especially of a political nature that goes against their own political leanings.

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