Here’s presenting a modest list of cool things that were written over the last week. Some we wrote, some we wish we had written. All of them make for a weekend reading list to keep you updated with what’s happening and what is being thought around the world.
Stuff we wrote
100 Musicians Play Amit Trivedi’s Love You Zindagi At One Go
What do you get when you get 45 vocalists, 35 acoustic guitarists, four headlining vocalists, two lead guitarists, one bass guitarist, eight percussionists, five drummers and two people on keyboards to jam together on a beautiful Sunday evening?
Answer: One helluva tribute to Amit Trivedi, that’s what. Read more here.
Pretty Little Layers: Decoding the Indian Intimate Wear and Lingerie Culture
India only has some 4 percent penetration in the intimate and lingerie wear industry. Most of the products are exported from other countries to India. How many of us are ready to shell out 1200 on lacy underwear and 2500 on a sexy bra? The price is not the only issue; it is also our limited knowledge. Our understanding about intimate clothing is so limited that we don’t know our own body size. Read more here.
Kautuk Srivastava: You Just Can’t Dismiss These Allegations
The Viral Fever (TVF) CEO Arunabh Kumar has been accused of molestation by a former employee. No one from the comedy scene in India is taking a chance by talking about this. We hunted down people who did. Daniel Fernandes and Kautuk Srivastava spoke to us. Read more here.
Restoring Our ‘Vishwas’ in the Human Spirit
Vishwas: The word means trust. Trust gives one hope and in belief in a better tomorrow. Vishwas K.S., certainly lived up to his name when he lost his hands at the age of 10 and never gave up. Now, the happy 27-year-old boy from Bangalore is a champion swimmer, dancer and martial artist. Read more here.
This Lady Ran 450 Km from Pune to Goa to Raise Money And Educate People about Child Abuse
Anuja Mudda ran 450 km in eight days from Pune to Goa to raise funds and awareness about child molestation. The 25-year-old from Pune recounts the challenges and learnings she faced across her run through three states in eight days. Read more here.
Stuff we wish we’d written
India’s long history with sexual harassment at workplaces
The whole TVF fiasco has once again put the spotlight on sexual harassment at the workplace for Indian women. According to a survey, 38% of men and women said they’d faced harassment at the workplace. Of these 6,047 participants, 69% did not complain about it. Quartz revisits some high-profile cases involving sexual harassment at the workplace in India. Read more here.
How a courier boy acquired 51% stake in a firm worth Rs 600 crore
Anand Rai, now majority owner of Gurgaon based QuickDel Logistics Pvt Ltd was once a delivery boy in Mumbai. Through hard work, perseverance and learning the tricks of the trade he managed to found Pigeon Express. But how did a company with Rs 15 crore of annual turnover buy a firm worth Rs 600 crore? Read about it here.
Robert Kelly, Dad From Viral BBC Interview, Explains Exactly What Happened
When Robert Kelly’s children walked in on his live interview with BBC, no one could have imagined the viral phenomenon it would become. Now, the expert on South Korea tells us exactly what happened here.