Amy Chhabra switches from designing houses to set her fashion label

first_imgAmy ChhabraPR HandoutSocial media is indeed a powerful tool in 21st century that can make someone a star over night. Amy Chhabra, a young architect by profession but a true fashionista and travel enthusiast by heart, switched her profession from designing houses to fulfilling her hobby and interest in the fashion industry. She has represented various National Level Collaborations and worked with some of the famous Tourism boards.She is currently in the pre-production stage of starting her own fashion label. And she is also keen on writing a book. The young social media sensation says, “I have always had my bent towards fashion and clothes. Being an architect didn’t give me that kick and hence, I opted to do what I love. After being a social media influencer and having worked with brands like Google, Amazon, Oppo, Loreal and Tata to name a few, I am currently in the planning process of my own fashion label. It will be a blend of trend and the pop culture.”Holding a Post Graduate Degree from Scotland, the free spirited and ambitious in nature girl, gives her followers some major wanderlust goals with her pictures on her blog and Instagram. She also aims to empower and Inspire a lot of young women.last_img read more

AirAsia India in trouble rivals seek probe for alleged violation of FDI

first_imgAirAsia India’s aviation permit to conduct operations may be cancelled as the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) on Thursday filed a case in the Supreme Court stating that Tata-AirAsia committed a fraud.In its case, FIA said that the Tata-AirAsia agreement violated the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) rules and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy. Although the case is pending in the Delhi high court since April 2014, the FIA is seeking the Supreme Court’s directive on the matter, Zee News reported.In its plea, the federation of airlines, which constitutes airlines such as Jet Airways, IndiGo, GoAir and SpiceJet has said that AirAsia (when applying for license) did not disclose its brand equity agreement on the basis of which the control of the airline would remain with the foreign party (AirAsia India is a tie-up with AirAsia and Tata Group).According to the rules stipulated, a flying license is only issued when effective control rests with the Indian player and not its foreign counterpart, the FIA said. In 2014, Malaysian Airline AirAsia had set up the joint venture with the Tata Group to launch the airline in India.The news follows ousted Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry’s claims that due to Ratan Tata’s passion for aviation, the Tata Sons board raised its capital infusion into the joint venture airline on numerous occasions. According to a report in IANS, Cyrus Mistry alleged that a fraudulent transaction to the tune of Rs 22 crore had emerged after a forensic investigation into the AirAsia deal.”Board members and trustees are also aware that in the case of AirAsia, ethical concerns have been raised with respect to certain transactions as well as the overall prevailing culture with the organisation,” Mistry said in an email statement, which he sent out to the company’s board members on Thursday.AirAsia India recorded a market share of 2.3 percent in September and a passenger load factor of 82.8 percent.last_img read more

16yearold to perform Kuchipudi

first_imgTalented 16-year-old Sanjana Jain, disciple of Dr Raja Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy’s will perform at her Rangpravesam at Kamani auditorium in the national Capital on Monday. Initiated into classical dance at a tender age of nine, Sanjana Jain has now blossomed into a full-fledged artist, ready to perform the Kuchipudi Rangapravesam. Rangapravesam is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘debut’. Ranga means ‘stage’ and Pravesam means entry. 16-year-old Sanjana is the disciple of Dr Raja Radha and Kaushalya Reddy and has done over 40 performances in India and overseas. She will begin her performance with Saraswati Vandana written by great and eminent Hindi Poet Suryakanth Tripathi Nirala for worldwide peace, prosperity, progress and fraternity.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This will be followed by Mandari Jatiswaram, Krishna Shabdam and Payo Ji Maine Ram Ratandhan Payo. She will also perform on Dev Stuti, a musical composition as an ode in praise of Goddess Parvathi, which will be followed by Tarangam based on Raag Mohan and Taal Adi. The Tarangam marks the climax of a traditional Kuchipudi recital. It depicts famous stories of Krishna’s childhood. This item ends with a display of exquisite virtuosity as the dancers execute intricate footwork patterns by dancing on the rim of a brass plate and coordinate them with complicated rhythmic patterns.Sanjana strives to continue this endeavour and achieve greater levels of merit in this field with the same drive and devotion. Speaking about her Rangapravesam, Sanjana says, “To do justice to the art, lucid imagination and long hours of practice is required to alter between different spaces to bring forth messages through abhinaya, facial expressions, and nritya, pure dance movement.last_img read more

Beauty is only skin deep

first_imgMonsoon is here with the heavy downpour and a host of problem for hair and skin. During this damp season people tend to ignore their skin without realizing that often, increase in the humidity causes more damage to the skin. Remember that skin cells turnover increases during summer leading to the pile up of dead skin by the time monsoon begins. After bearing extreme heat leading to tans and itchy skin during the sweaty and stinky summer days, the arrival of Monsoon gives a sigh of relief.   Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Make sure to exfoliate the skin well during this season. For this we can use the light, oil-free moisturizer that has lactic or kojic acid. During monsoon the strange and sudden increase in humidity make the skin oily, dry and dehydrated. This happens due to change in the ph level of the skin which makes it unstable. Hence it is very essential to take care of our skins during this season to look fresh and beautiful. It’s very easy for dust particles to settle down on the skin during monsoon which eventually damages the soft toned skin. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix Thus in order to avoid the harsh treatment of moist rainy weather follow some tips suggested by Dermatologist Dr Meghna Gupta to make your skin healthy in the monsoons –Follow the basic mantra of CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturizing).Keep the skin moist and wash it regularly to get rid of excess oil and dirt.Soap free cleansers and scrubs are to be used to maintain the soft texture of the skin.After cleansing toning is needed, alcohol free toners are suggested as high humidity could open up the skin pores.  A good anti bacterial toner will go a long way to prevent skin infections and eruptions.Many people stop using sunscreens as the weather becomes cool but do not stop using it even if it is cloudy.Facial and bleaching make the skin rough, thus try to avoid them.Heavy makeup is a blunder during this season. You can use soothing balms or light moisturizers that does not stick on your face to make you feel light.After moisturising the skin, use exfoliating gels or creams containing folic acids AHA and BHA.One thing apart from everything is to drink plenty of water as much as you can during monsoon to make the skin look good and flawless.Regularly clean the skin and use vegetal exfoliate to lock the skin pores.If prone to acne this is a bad season, wash the skin with a good cleanser continuously to avoid extra oil.One can also use home made scrubs for cleansing made up of chick-pea flour (commonly called besan ) mixed up with honey, milk, lemon that rejuvenate the skin and leaves it look glowing and fresh.Waxing, pedicure and manicure is always recommended, as they  clean the skin leaving the skin looking well-toned, glowing and soft.last_img read more

Will putting limits on how much JavaScript is loaded by a website

first_imgYesterday, Craig Hockenberry, who is a Partner at The Iconfactory, reported a bug on WebKit, which focuses on adding a limit on how much JavaScript code a website can load to avoid resource abuse of user computers. Hockenberry feels that though content blocking has helped in reducing the resource abuse and hence providing better performance and better battery life, there are few downsides of using content blockers. His bug report said, “it’s hurting many smaller sites that rely on advertising to keep the lights on. More and more of these sites are pleading to disable content blockers.” This results in collateral damage to smaller sites. As a solution to this, he suggested that we need to find a way to incentivize JavaScript developers who keep their codebase smaller and minimal. “Great code happens when developers are given resource constraints… Lack of computing resources inspires creativity”, he adds. As an end result, he believes that we can allow sites to show as many advertisements as they want, but keeping the overall size under a fixed amount. He believes that we can also ask users for permission by adding a simple dialog box, for example, “The site example.com uses 5 MB of scripting. Allow it?” This bug report triggered a discussion on Hacker News, and though few users agreed to his suggestion most were against it. Some developers mentioned that users usually do not read the dialogs and blindly click OK to get the dialog to go away. And, even if users read the dialog, they will not be knowing how much JavaScript code is too much. “There’s no context to tell her whether 5MB is a lot, or how it compares to payloads delivered by similar sites. It just expects her to have a strong opinion on a subject that nobody who isn’t a coder themselves would have an opinion about,” he added. Other ways to prevent JavaScript code from slowing down browsers Despite the disagreement, developers do agree that there is a need for user-friendly resource limitations in browsers and some suggested the other ways we can prevent JavaScript bloat. One of them said it is good to add resource-limiting tabs on CPU usage, number of HTTP requests and memory usage: “CPU usage allows an initial burst, but after a few seconds dial down to max ~0.5% of CPU, with additional bursts allowed after any user interaction like click or keyboard) Number of HTTP requests (again, initial bursts allowed and in response to user interaction, but radically delay/queue requests for the sites that try to load a new ad every second even after the page has been loaded for 10 minutes) Memory usage (probably the hardest one to get right though)” Another user adds, “With that said, I do hope we’re able to figure out how to treat web “sites” and web “apps” differently – for the former, I want as little JS as possible since that just gets in the way of content, but for the latter, the JS is necessary to get the app running, and I don’t mind if its a few megabytes in size.” You can read the bug reported on WebKit Bugzilla. Read Next D3.js 5.8.0, a JavaScript library for interactive data visualizations in browsers, is now out! 16 JavaScript frameworks developers should learn in 2019 npm JavaScript predictions for 2019: React, GraphQL, and TypeScript are three technologies to learnlast_img read more

Googles Chief Diversity Officer Danielle Brown resigns to join HR tech firm

first_imgIt was just a little over a week ago when Google released its diversity annual report for the year 2019. And last thursday, its chief diversity officer, Danielle Brown, who co-wrote the report with Melonie Parker, announced that she is leaving Google to join Gusto, a leading Denver and San Francisco based HR-tech firm. “I’m joining the team at Gusto…that’s on a mission to create a world where work empowers a better life. I’ll be leading the People team at a company that is all about people”, writes Brown in a LinkedIn post. Brown is being replaced by Melonie Parker, who earlier served as the Global director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Google. Brown had joined Google as the Chief Diversity Officer back in June 2017 and earlier worked at a similar profile at Intel. “Danielle has dedicated her career to helping foster humanity at work. Most recently, she served as vice president, employee engagement and chief diversity and inclusion officer at Google, where she focused on ensuring their workplace and culture were respectful, safe, and inclusive — values we hold paramount at Gusto. Danielle will be an incredible addition to the Gusto team”, said Josh Reeves, co-founder, and CEO, Gusto. Gusto serves 6 million small businesses all over the U.S. and provides small businesses with a full-service people platform. The platform provides business owners with all the features they need to build their team. Eileen Naughton, Google VP of People Operations, confirmed Brown’s departure and told TechCrunch that she’s “grateful to Danielle for her excellent work over the past two years to improve representation in Google’s workforce and ensure an inclusive culture for everyone. We wish her all the best in her new role at Gusto”. Liz Fong Jones, a former Google Engineer, who left Google earlier this year in February, tweeted in response to the news of Brown’s departure, saying that it’s not a good sign for Google. She mentioned that Brown wasn’t “always popular with execs and employees” but was a  “straight shooter”. Jones at her departure cited Google’s lack of leadership in response to the demands made by employees during the Google walkout in November 2018. She had also published a post on Medium, stating, ‘grave concerns’ related to strategic decisions made at Google and the way it ‘misused its power’. Brown hasn’t specified a reason for her departure from Google but wrote on her Linkedin post that “What if, in addition to trying to solve for employee engagement and inclusion within the biggest tech companies in the world, we tried to solve those critical needs for every local storefront, every new startup just getting off the ground, or every doctor’s office across our communities?” Google is facing a lot of controversies over its employee treatment and work culture. Just last week, over 900 Google workers signed a letter urging Google for fair rights for its contract workers, who make up nearly 54% of the workforce. Google in response rolled out mandatory benefits for its TVCs including health care, paid sick leaves, tuition reimbursement, and minimum wage among others. Brown hasn’t spoken out yet anything regarding her experience within Google and writes that she’s “thrilled to join Gusto and advance its mission. I look forward to a future where work empowers a better life for all small businesses and their teams” Audience reaction to the news is largely positive with people congratulating Brown on her new role at Gusto. Read Next Ian Goodfellow quits Google and joins Apple as a director of machine learning Google employees filed petition to remove anti-trans, anti-LGBTQ and anti-immigrant Kay Coles James from the AI Council Is Google trying to ethics-wash its decisions with its new Advanced Tech External Advisory Council?last_img read more