The Jallikatu Protest was the worlds largest peaceful protest to protect the culture of Tamil Nadu’s legendary bull ‘hugging’ festival. Around five million people gathered at the Marina Beach to show their support in continuing the game despite discouragement by the government. There was hardly a Chennaite who didn’t show up at the beach, me included.
It was quite interesting to watch the protest seep into social media. And where there’s social media, there’s data. In abundance!
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When we built the responses module of UnderstandBetter we focused on making it the best experience for employees. The ease of typing in answers, editor features that can make expressing emotions better and providing a clean interface were our main goals. For a long time we equated a great answer to the length of it. Worthless, I know (we do have spam filters though!).Read All 570 Words →
Welcome to November everybody! Down here in Chennai, we prepare for the winter by switching up our cute summer clothes with warm woolen blankets. Yeah right! It’s summer all year round, all we know is the heat.Read All 581 Words →
If I ever need to remember my inner-child, I just wait until Diwali. It’s the one single day I don’t need to set an alarm to get up.
Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil. But personally it means, new clothes, endless supply of munchies, fireworks and celebrations. Food, family and “happyness”; all the eternal pursuits of humans, presented to you on a single day.
Take this day to be grateful for the things you have and to be motivated for the things you want to pursue. May you find the light within and around you. Happy Diwali 🎉.Read All 684 Words →